Brickmaker

Colonial Williamsburg Brickyard
Colonial Williamsburg Brickyard
Colonial Williamsburg Brickyard

From Clay to Solid Foundations

During the summer, brickmakers mold and dry thousands of bricks. You can even give them a hand by taking off your shoes and stomping water into the clay with your bare feet!

Come back in the autumn and see the bricks you helped make baked in a giant, wood-fired oven called a clamp. Keep your eyes out, too, for masons using these bricks in all sorts of projects around town.

Read more about the brickmaker on History.org Go
Schedule of
Operation:

Saturdays 6/25-7/23
Open 12:15-5p.m.

Mondays 7/25-8/15
Open 12:15-5p.m.
Mon.: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tues.: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wed.: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thurs.: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Fri.: CLOSED
Sat.: CLOSED
Sun.: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Ticket Required?
check Yes
ticketCW Admission
About this Historic Site: Child and Family Friendly Come and Go

Upcoming Events at the Brickyard Events

Nov 16
9:00 AM
Firing the Brick Kiln
Fall is time to fire the bricks! Stop by and see how up to 20,000 hand-molded bricks are fired at over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Chat with the brickmakers as they work round the clock for five days to keep the kiln fires burning.
Nov 17
9:00 AM
Firing the Brick Kiln
Fall is time to fire the bricks! Stop by and see how up to 20,000 hand-molded bricks are fired at over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Chat with the brickmakers as they work round the clock for five days to keep the kiln fires burning.
Nov 18
9:00 AM
Firing the Brick Kiln
Fall is time to fire the bricks! Stop by and see how up to 20,000 hand-molded bricks are fired at over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Chat with the brickmakers as they work round the clock for five days to keep the kiln fires burning.
Nov 19
9:00 AM
Firing the Brick Kiln
Fall is time to fire the bricks! Stop by and see how up to 20,000 hand-molded bricks are fired at over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Chat with the brickmakers as they work round the clock for five days to keep the kiln fires burning.
Handicap AccessibilityA gravel path with considerable slope leads to the yard.