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, craftsmen (and women), and 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.
Explore Colonial Williamsburg and become a citizen of the city. Engage with the community and experience firsthand the triumphs and struggles of people from all walks of life.Learn More
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.BUY ONLINE