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Colonial Williamsburg At a Glance

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.

David Rockefeller 1915-2017

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.

Virginia residents, here's to you!

Salute to Virginia

For just the price of a single-day ticket, Virginia residents get unlimited access to the world's largest living history museum and so much more through the end of the year.

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Guests of all ages can experience our nation's history and live like they would in the 18th century.

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