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Wigmaker's Shop

Wigs as the Height of Fashion

Fashion was just as important in the 18th century as today. In fact, maybe even more so if you wanted to be part of the “in crowd.”

Routinely wearing a wig may seeem strange to us, especially for men, but it communicated the wearer’s elegance, his station in society, and even his occupation to his fellow colonists.

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Schedule of

Hours effective through
November 27, 2014
Mon.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tues.: Closed
Wed.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thurs.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sat.: Closed
Sun.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Ticket Required?
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About this Historic Site: Child and Family Friendly Come and Go

Upcoming Events at the Wigmaker Events

Nov 14
10:00 AM
Wig Shop’s 75th Anniversary Open House
For 75 years, Colonial Williamsburg's wigmakers have been providing fashionable hair pieces for evening programs and special interpretations. Stop by during this open house and help us celebrate.
Five entrance steps with railing.