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Market Square

Colonial Williamsburg Market Square
Colonial Williamsburg Market Square
Colonial Williamsburg Market Square

Join the Bustle of a Market Day

As in the 18th century, Market Square is a hub of activity. Walk in the steps of the founders as you gather to observe a militia review or browse the wares at the seasonal stands. Listen as a proclamation is read from the Courthouse steps or simply watch the people passing by.

Learn more about Market Square on History.org Go
Schedule of
Operation:

Public access. See hours of Outdoor Market Stands.

Ticket Required?

No
About this Historic Site: placeholder Come and Go

Upcoming Events at Market Square Events

Jun 20
10:45 AM
Music in the Air
Enjoy musical airs from colonial times in an outdoor setting. Learn about the various musical styles enjoyed by the residents of 18th-century Williamsburg and experience first-hand the sounds of the town. Weather permitting.
Jun 20
11:30 AM
Music in the Air
Enjoy musical airs from colonial times in an outdoor setting. Learn about the various musical styles enjoyed by the residents of 18th-century Williamsburg and experience first-hand the sounds of the town. Weather permitting.
Jun 20
1:30 PM
Music in the Air
Enjoy musical airs from colonial times in an outdoor setting. Learn about the various musical styles enjoyed by the residents of 18th-century Williamsburg and experience first-hand the sounds of the town. Weather permitting.
Jun 20
2:15 PM
Music in the Air
Enjoy musical airs from colonial times in an outdoor setting. Learn about the various musical styles enjoyed by the residents of 18th-century Williamsburg and experience first-hand the sounds of the town. Weather permitting.
May 4
3:30 PM
Order in the Court
Participate in a local court session where lives, liberties, and property are contested. Take on the role of justice, attorney, litigant, petitioner, or defendant. Experience how the rights of Virginians were maintained in open court.
May 5
2:00 PM
Order in the Court
Participate in a local court session where lives, liberties, and property are contested. Take on the role of justice, attorney, litigant, petitioner, or defendant. Experience how the rights of Virginians were maintained in open court.
May 5
2:30 PM
Order in the Court
Participate in a local court session where lives, liberties, and property are contested. Take on the role of justice, attorney, litigant, petitioner, or defendant. Experience how the rights of Virginians were maintained in open court.
May 5
3:00 PM
Order in the Court
Participate in a local court session where lives, liberties, and property are contested. Take on the role of justice, attorney, litigant, petitioner, or defendant. Experience how the rights of Virginians were maintained in open court.
May 6
7:00 PM
In Defense of Our Liberty
This is your chance to enlist in the Continental Army. As a new recruit, see what it was like to be a soldier in the 18th century. Learn how soldiers lived, fought, and survived an eight-year ordeal to become free and independent. Raise your hand to affirm your allegiance to the 13 United States of America, and your journey will begin. Held outdoors in all weather. Due to safety issues, everyone must be an active participant.
May 6
8:30 PM
In Defense of Our Liberty
This is your chance to enlist in the Continental Army. As a new recruit, see what it was like to be a soldier in the 18th century. Learn how soldiers lived, fought, and survived an eight-year ordeal to become free and independent. Raise your hand to affirm your allegiance to the 13 United States of America, and your journey will begin. Held outdoors in all weather. Due to safety issues, everyone must be an active participant.
May 13
7:00 PM
In Defense of Our Liberty
This is your chance to enlist in the Continental Army. As a new recruit, see what it was like to be a soldier in the 18th century. Learn how soldiers lived, fought, and survived an eight-year ordeal to become free and independent. Raise your hand to affirm your allegiance to the 13 United States of America, and your journey will begin. Held outdoors in all weather. Due to safety issues, everyone must be an active participant.
May 13
8:30 PM
In Defense of Our Liberty
This is your chance to enlist in the Continental Army. As a new recruit, see what it was like to be a soldier in the 18th century. Learn how soldiers lived, fought, and survived an eight-year ordeal to become free and independent. Raise your hand to affirm your allegiance to the 13 United States of America, and your journey will begin. Held outdoors in all weather. Due to safety issues, everyone must be an active participant.
May 9
4:45 PM
My Duty My Voice
Free elections are the cornerstone of American liberty. Come join with the townspeople of Williamsburg as they exercise their right to participate in government. Learn how these citizens of a new nation define "government of the people."
May 16
4:45 PM
My Duty My Voice
Free elections are the cornerstone of American liberty. Come join with the townspeople of Williamsburg as they exercise their right to participate in government. Learn how these citizens of a new nation define "government of the people."
May 23
4:45 PM
My Duty My Voice
Free elections are the cornerstone of American liberty. Come join with the townspeople of Williamsburg as they exercise their right to participate in government. Learn how these citizens of a new nation define "government of the people."
May 30
4:45 PM
My Duty My Voice
Free elections are the cornerstone of American liberty. Come join with the townspeople of Williamsburg as they exercise their right to participate in government. Learn how these citizens of a new nation define "government of the people."
May 5
11:55 AM
Firing of the Noon Gun
In the life of Continental soldiers, the noon gun signaled a cessation of morning drills and work parties and a start to preparing the midday meal. On this daily occurrence, the gun may be fired by one lucky guest.
May 5
2:30 PM
Running of the Engine
In the 18th-century, it was common for the public to participate in the testing of fire engines from time to time.  Fire fighting was considered the responsibility of the public and they were allowed to practice during general musters.  Please join the Military Programs staff and test your skill in helping to run the bucket brigade.
May 6
11:55 AM
Firing of the Noon Gun
In the life of Continental soldiers, the noon gun signaled a cessation of morning drills and work parties and a start to preparing the midday meal. On this daily occurrence, the gun may be fired by one lucky guest.
May 6
2:30 PM
Running of the Engine
In the 18th-century, it was common for the public to participate in the testing of fire engines from time to time.  Fire fighting was considered the responsibility of the public and they were allowed to practice during general musters.  Please join the Military Programs staff and test your skill in helping to run the bucket brigade.