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Experience Colonial Williamsburg’s newest reconstruction—James Anderson’s Public Armoury.

Armoury Complex Opening


of Feeling

Feel the hope and heartbreak in this museum exhibition filled with scraps of fabric left to represent the lives of abandoned children.

Threads of Feeling Exhibition
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Special Events

In addition to our regularly scheduled ongoing events in the Revolutionary City, we invite you to join us throughout the year for various special resortwide occasions and events.

Arts of the South
Feb 14, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

Explore the aesthetic diversity of early Southern style through remarkable objects.

Example of Chinese Porcelain from the collections of Colonial Williamsburg
Mar 29, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

This exhibit will illustrate the wide variety of Chinese porcelain that was available in colonial America with a particular focus on pieces with histories in Virginia.

RevQuest: The Old Enemy
Mar 31 - Nov 30, 2014

Become an agent for the Committee for Secret Correspondence. Help save the Revolution by finding the best ally for the War for American Independence.

Colonial Williamsburg Gardens in Bloom
Apr 26 - May 3, 2014

Each spring visitors are welcomed to some of Williamsburg’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during Virginia’s Historic Garden Week. All Tour proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia’s historic gardens.

Early American Silver in the Cahn Collection
May 3, 2014

The Cahn collection of early American and domestic silver celebrates both American history and craftsmanship. The loan exhibition of 40 pieces includes significant works by such masters as Jeremiah Drummer and Paul Revere Jr. of Boston and Joseph Richardson Sr. of Philadelphia.
Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Salute to the Nation
May 16 - May 18, 2014

Celebrate the traditions of 18th-century military music and explore the important roles played by fifers and drummers. Units from the United States and Canada join Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums to perform grand displays of period music.

Virginia Arts Festival
May 24 - May 25, 2014

The Virginia Arts Festival returns to Williamsburg with performances by banjo player Béla Fleck accompanied by Abigail Washburn and swinging big band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums
May 24 - May 26, 2014

Explore the Revolutionary City, hear the stirring cadences of the Fifes and Drums, join in the patriotic events, and browse the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg as we honor those who serve.

Run for the Dream
May 31 - Jun 1, 2014

Take part in an 8K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 31 or a half marathon on Sunday, June 1. Both courses wind through the Revolutionary City and benefit two great causes: An Achievable Dream and Wounded Warriors.

A sample from the exhibition, A Celebration of Quilts
Jun 7, 2014

This exhibition will feature 12 American quilts that represent the widely diverse types of quilts made in America from the 18th and 20th centuries. Some have never before been exhibited, and all are superb examples of their kind.

Colonial Williamsburg Fireworks
Jul 4, 2014

Join us for a vibrant and patriotic Fourth of July celebration with a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, a picnic, a performance by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and a dazzling display of fireworks.

The Taste Tradition Weekend
Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014

A full weekend of contemporary cuisine creatively prepared by our talented chefs and served in beautiful surroundings.

Veteran's Day Military March
Nov 9 - Nov 11, 2014

Take part in our weekend of special events. Immerse yourself in an 18th-century battle, join in a military march, or witness armorers hard at work on this special weekend of remembrance.

King's Arms Tavern
Nov 27, 2014

The holidays begin with the most American of meals—Thanksgiving. Celebrate this special meal together and leave the stresses of cooking to us.

Grand Illumination at the Governor's Palace
Dec 7, 2014

For more than 70 years, Colonial Williamsburg has celebrated the holiday season by holding a Grand Illumination.