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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.

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Schedule of
Operation:

Public access. See hours of Outdoor Market Stands.

Ticket Required?

No
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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.
Feb 13
11:00 AM
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.
Feb 14
3:00 PM
A Public Audience with the First President, George Washington
Meet with President Washington as he looks back over his long career in public service. How did his years in the House of Burgesses prepare him for later roles? Learn what it was like to serve as commander in chief of the American forces during the War for Independence. Listen as he reflects on his part in drafting the Federal Constitution, which led to his election as the first President of the United States.
Feb 15
2:30 PM
The Examination of Joe & Dick,
Black Loyalists
Joe and Dick have been called before the Williamsburg Committee of Safety after they were caught attempting to run away to join the British Army. How will the Committee of Safety respond to the actions of these two enslaved men? Listen in to their testimonies and learn their side of the story.
Feb 15
3:15 PM
The Examination of Joe & Dick,
Black Loyalists
Joe and Dick have been called before the Williamsburg Committee of Safety after they were caught attempting to run away to join the British Army. How will the Committee of Safety respond to the actions of these two enslaved men? Listen in to their testimonies and learn their side of the story.
Mar 18
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.
Mar 18
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.
Mar 25
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.
Mar 25
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.
Mar 21
4:45 PM
My Duty My Voice
Join us at the Courthouse to give your voice to a public election.
Mar 28
4:45 PM
My Duty My Voice
Join us at the Courthouse to give your voice to a public election.
Apr 4
4:45 PM
My Duty My Voice
Join us at the Courthouse to give your voice to a public election.
Apr 11
4:45 PM
My Duty My Voice
Join us at the Courthouse to give your voice to a public election.