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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
About this Historic Site: placeholder Come and Go

Upcoming Events at Market Square Events

Aug 1
1:30 PM
Auction
Take part in the excitement of an auction. Bid on select items from the Colonial Williamsburg stores as well as some exclusive items not found anywhere else. Merchandise varies with each auction and may include creamware, pewter, glassware, and more. Our artisan vendors will supply one-of-a-kind auction items. You can even bid on the specially engraved bell used to announce the auction!
Aug 8
1:30 PM
Auction
Take part in the excitement of an auction. Bid on select items from the Colonial Williamsburg stores as well as some exclusive items not found anywhere else. Merchandise varies with each auction and may include creamware, pewter, glassware, and more. Our artisan vendors will supply one-of-a-kind auction items. You can even bid on the specially engraved bell used to announce the auction!
Aug 12
11:00 AM
Oxen: Learn about This Source of Power
Oxen played an important role in the lives of 18th-century Virginians. They provided the power to pull plows and move heavy loads. Oxen were preferred for long-distance moves, because they were hardier than horses and better able to find food along the way. Though Virginians loved their horses, a yoke of oxen was likely to be of greater service over the long haul.
Aug 15
1:30 PM
Auction
Take part in the excitement of an auction. Bid on select items from the Colonial Williamsburg stores as well as some exclusive items not found anywhere else. Merchandise varies with each auction and may include creamware, pewter, glassware, and more. Our artisan vendors will supply one-of-a-kind auction items. You can even bid on the specially engraved bell used to announce the auction!
Jul 29
2:00 PM
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.
Jul 29
2:30 PM
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.
Jul 29
3:00 PM
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.
Jul 29
3:30 PM
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.
Jul 29
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.
Jul 29
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.
Aug 5
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.
Aug 5
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.
Jul 29
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.
Jul 30
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.
Jul 31
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.
Aug 1
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.