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Market Square

Colonial Williamsburg Market Square
Colonial Williamsburg Market Square
Colonial Williamsburg Market Square

Join the Bustle of a Market Day

As in the 18th century, Market Square is a hub of activity. Walk in the steps of the founders as you gather to observe a militia review or browse the wares at the seasonal stands. Listen as a proclamation is read from the Courthouse steps or simply watch the people passing by.

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Schedule of
Operation:

Public access. See hours of Outdoor Market Stands.

Ticket Required?

No
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Upcoming Events at Market Square Events

Feb 15
4:00 PM
Salute to the Presidents
Join us for a celebration of the presidency with our founding fathers, military program staff, and the Fifes and Drums. This celebration will recognize those citizens who have served in office over the centuries as well as the states most closely assocated with each president.
Feb 15
4:00 PM
Presidents’ Weekend
Celebrate the institution of the Presidency as well as the citizens who have served in that office over the centuries. Meet with three presidents from Virginia--George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison--and learn how they were shaped by their experiences in Williamsburg. Listen as they discuss the roles they each played in momentous events that occured at the Capitol.
Jan 29
11:00 AM
Order in the Court
Participate in a local court session where lives, liberties, and property are contested. Take on the role of justice, attorney, litigant, petitioner, or defendant. Experience how the rights of Virginians were maintained in open court.
Jan 30
11:00 AM
Order in the Court
Participate in a local court session where lives, liberties, and property are contested. Take on the role of justice, attorney, litigant, petitioner, or defendant. Experience how the rights of Virginians were maintained in open court.
Jan 31
11:00 AM
Order in the Court
Participate in a local court session where lives, liberties, and property are contested. Take on the role of justice, attorney, litigant, petitioner, or defendant. Experience how the rights of Virginians were maintained in open court.
Feb 3
11:00 AM
Order in the Court
Participate in a local court session where lives, liberties, and property are contested. Take on the role of justice, attorney, litigant, petitioner, or defendant. Experience how the rights of Virginians were maintained in open court.
Mar 20
7:00 PM
In Defense of Our Liberty
This is your chance to enlist in the Continental Army. As a new recruit, see what it was like to be a soldier in the 18th century. Learn how soldiers lived, fought, and survived an eight-year ordeal to become free and independent. Raise your hand to affirm your allegiance to the 13 United States of America, and your journey will begin. Held outdoors in all weather. Due to safety issues, everyone must be an active participant.
Mar 20
8:30 PM
In Defense of Our Liberty
This is your chance to enlist in the Continental Army. As a new recruit, see what it was like to be a soldier in the 18th century. Learn how soldiers lived, fought, and survived an eight-year ordeal to become free and independent. Raise your hand to affirm your allegiance to the 13 United States of America, and your journey will begin. Held outdoors in all weather. Due to safety issues, everyone must be an active participant.
Mar 27
7:00 PM
In Defense of Our Liberty
This is your chance to enlist in the Continental Army. As a new recruit, see what it was like to be a soldier in the 18th century. Learn how soldiers lived, fought, and survived an eight-year ordeal to become free and independent. Raise your hand to affirm your allegiance to the 13 United States of America, and your journey will begin. Held outdoors in all weather. Due to safety issues, everyone must be an active participant.
Mar 27
8:30 PM
In Defense of Our Liberty
This is your chance to enlist in the Continental Army. As a new recruit, see what it was like to be a soldier in the 18th century. Learn how soldiers lived, fought, and survived an eight-year ordeal to become free and independent. Raise your hand to affirm your allegiance to the 13 United States of America, and your journey will begin. Held outdoors in all weather. Due to safety issues, everyone must be an active participant.
Mar 4
12:00 PM
An Uncommon Soldier
Many women followed the army as wives, nurses, cooks, and laundresses; a few donned disguises and joined the ranks. What was the experience like for a female soldier in the Revolutionary War?
Mar 11
12:00 PM
An Uncommon Soldier
Many women followed the army as wives, nurses, cooks, and laundresses; a few donned disguises and joined the ranks. What was the experience like for a female soldier in the Revolutionary War?
Mar 14
12:00 PM
An Uncommon Soldier
Many women followed the army as wives, nurses, cooks, and laundresses; a few donned disguises and joined the ranks. What was the experience like for a female soldier in the Revolutionary War?
Mar 18
12:00 PM
An Uncommon Soldier
Many women followed the army as wives, nurses, cooks, and laundresses; a few donned disguises and joined the ranks. What was the experience like for a female soldier in the Revolutionary War?
Feb 13
5:00 PM
On to Yorktown and Victory!
It's late September of 1781. The Allied American Army has been gathering in Williamsburg, eager to engage the British. As the time to march grows near, the general addresses the citizens concerning the impending battle at Yorktown. A review of the local militia includes cannon salutes and a fife-and-drum fanfare.
Feb 13
5:00 PM
Presidents’ Weekend
Celebrate the institution of the Presidency as well as the citizens who have served in that office over the centuries. Meet with three presidents from Virginia--George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison--and learn how they were shaped by their experiences in Williamsburg. Listen as they discuss the roles they each played in momentous events that occured at the Capitol.
Feb 20
5:00 PM
On to Yorktown and Victory!
It's late September of 1781. The Allied American Army has been gathering in Williamsburg, eager to engage the British. As the time to march grows near, the general addresses the citizens concerning the impending battle at Yorktown. A review of the local militia includes cannon salutes and a fife-and-drum fanfare.
Feb 27
5:00 PM
On to Yorktown and Victory!
It's late September of 1781. The Allied American Army has been gathering in Williamsburg, eager to engage the British. As the time to march grows near, the general addresses the citizens concerning the impending battle at Yorktown. A review of the local militia includes cannon salutes and a fife-and-drum fanfare.