Colonial Williamsburg Revolutionary City

Discover Colonial Williamsburg

The Revolutionary City

Discover Colonial Williamsburg and become a citizen of the Revolutionary City. Engage with the local community and experience firsthand the daily struggles of wartime. Explore our art museums, unleash your kids’ inner colonists, tee off a game of golf, or relax and unwind at the Spa. Stay at one of the official Colonial Williamsburg hotels, with a variety of opportunities to shop and dine, and you’ll never want to leave.

We also have a Week at a Glance PDF available for download that will give you a brief overview of the coming week (Monday–Sunday).

Please note that Colonial Williamsburg will be on a reduced program schedule from January 3-27, 2017.

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  • Revolution

    Meet the tradespeople, shopkeepers, political figures, women, and the enslaved that call Williamsburg home. Learn of their hopes, struggles, and fears in these uncertain times. As you explore the challenges of daily life set against the backdrop of revolution, get caught up in the historic moments taking place around you.

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  • Tours and Activities

    Join us on one of more than 20 guided and self-guided tours offered daily. Enter the homes of Williamsburg’s 18th-century residents, get a firsthand perspective from a curator, or see the city by carriage. Meet some of the rare animal breeds living in our pastures or learn some colonial tips and tricks in the garden to take home with you.

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  • Trades and Places

    Explore the government buildings, shops, homes, gardens, and taverns of the Revolutionary City. From a thriving Public Armoury churning out weapons to the shop of a tailor looking for a new way to import fabrics—discover how industries were affected by the Revolutionary War.

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  • Fun for Kids

    Learn the social grace of dancing in the 18th century. Witness the elaborate and intricate dollhouse designs in our Art Museums. Or get your hands dirty as you help our historic gardeners in the Colonial Nursery. Then, once you’ve worked up an appetite, make-your-own Pizza at Huzzah’s Eatery. Colonial Williamsburg is full of fun for the whole family.

  • Museums

    Explore our world-class art museums and be swept away by bold, imaginative pieces of colonial and contemporary American folk art. Take in stunning examples of American and British antiques and decorative art from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, or unleash your child’s creativity with an activity in the education studio.

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  • Craft House Exterior


    From timeless home accessories to authentic reproduction 18th-century flatware and furniture—you’ll find the perfect gift, souvenir, or accent for your home.

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  • Tavern Dining

    Gather in a historic tavern for an 18th-century-inspired meal or enjoy a modern menu at one of our contemporary restaurants, cafés, bars, or lounges.

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  • Gold Course
    Golden Horseshoe Golf Club

    Tee off on one of the championship courses of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. Enjoy unmatched par 3s, challenging terrain, and one of the game’s first island greens.

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    Spa Facial
    The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg

    Rejuvenate and relax with a massage or try a healing century-inspired treatment at the award-winning Spa of Colonial Williamsburg.

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    Williamsburg Inn Tennis Club

    Rejuvenate and relax with a massage or try a healing century-inspired treatment at the award-winning Spa of Colonial Williamsburg.

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    Splash Park
    Woodlands Splash Park

    From water cannons and slides to mini waterfalls and pirate pool parties—you won’t want to miss our new splash park.

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    The Clubs of Colonial Williamsburg

    Becoming a member at the Clubs of Colonial Williamsburg—whether for wellness, golf, or tennis—gives you exclusive access to your favorite recreation with added amenities, specials, and discounts.

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    Pools and Other Recreation

    As a guest of a Colonial Williamsburg hotel, you can enjoy a variety of recreational activities, all within walking distance of your room.

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  • Williamsburg Inn Exterior
    Williamsburg Inn

    While you might not be a Rockefeller, we’ll treat you like one with our attention to detail and gracious southern hospitality.

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    Williamsburg Lodge Exterior
    Williamsburg Lodge

    Just steps from the action, the inviting lodge boasts a world-class restaurant and convenient access to spa and golf recreation amenities.

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    The Griffin Hotel Exterior
    The Griffin Hotel

    Discover a getaway of spacious guest rooms with breezy balconies where you can enjoy Williamsburg’s natural beauty.

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    Colonial Houses
    Colonial Houses

    Stay in the heart of the Revolutionary City with all the comforts of home.

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    Williamsburg Woodlands Pathway
    Williamsburg Woodlands
    Hotel & Suites

    Your adventure begins at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, conveniently located next to the Visitor Center and Huzzah! BBQ Grille.

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    Governor's Inn Room
    Governor’s Inn

    Offering comfortable economy accommodations, featuring an outdoor pool and complimentary breakfast. It sits a short ride away from Revolutionary City.

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  • Special Events

    Special Events

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

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  • Evening Programs

    Evening Programs

    From rousing, one-of-a-kind tavern meals to fan-favorite ghost tours, you’ll find a variety of colonial games, dancing, music, and performances to take your visit well past sunset. Take in a contemporary movie at the Kimball Theatre or participate in 18th-century witch trial.

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know before you go Know Before You Go

  • The Revolutionary City is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Evening programs generally begin at 7 p.m.
  • Duke of Gloucester Street is roughly 1 mile long, so wear comfortable shoes.
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    With an interactive map, a daily events calendar, and turn-by-turn directions, the Colonial Williamsburg Explorer will help you find everything you need to make the most of your visit. Locate historic buildings, shopping, dining, transportation, and more.

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    Help Us Preserve America’s Story

    Your support matters. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a not-for-profit, privately funded, educational and cultural organization. Your donation directly benefits our mission and the livelihood of the Revolutionary City, research, and educational resources.

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    Encouraging Citizen Engagement

    We aim to share our rich history and engage students by using modern technology to bring history to life, through publications, online games, podcasts, music, photographs, videos, classroom guides, and teacher training.