When you visit the world's largest living history museum, you become part of one of the greatest stories ever told. This is the dawn of America. Our 18th-century city is alive where the dreamers with a bold vision quite literally changed the world. You'll meet artisans and craftsmen (and women), talk with America’s founding generation whose diversity, aspirations, and struggles shaped who we are today. 18th-century artifacts take center stage at the Art Museums, many of which were discovered by archaeologists just blocks away. This isn't just history. This is where history comes alive.
Whether you're looking to plan your family's next vacation or a romantic trip for two, Colonial Williamsburg has something for everyone. It's time to go back.
Colonial Williamsburg mourns the passing of philanthropist, businessman and lifelong Foundation supporter David Rockefeller.
The youngest and last surviving child of founding benefactor John D. Rockefeller, Jr., as a boy David Rockefeller was central to Colonial Williamsburg’s establishment after he and his father met the man who conceived the city’s restoration, Rev. W.A.R. Goodwin.
Travel back in time and immerse yourself in an 18th century city. Meet the diverse people who bring the capital of the Virginia colony to life. Meet tradespeople as they use 18th-century tools and techniques in their crafts. Explore historic buildings and wander through gardens. Engage our nation's founders and gain a new perspective on our American story.Historic Area
To experience all that the Historic Area has to offer, including tours of original 18th-century buildings, personal interaction with townspeople, vibrant gardens, two museums, and so much more—you’ll need an admission ticket.tickets