Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums

Presidents’ Day Weekend

Get a Firsthand Perspective—February 13–15, 2016

Join us for an exciting weekend of celebration and stories in honor of those who helped shape our country in to what it is today. Get a firsthand perspective from our Founding Fathers, who were willing to risk everything for their own freedoms.

Featured Events

Evening

Join George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison for a discussion of their experiences.

Great Men

Listen to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison speak about the experiences that shaped them and the roles that each played in momentous events that occurred in Williamsburg.

Public Audience

Join in a conversation with newly elected President Washington and his lady.


Public Audience
What does President James Madison think about present affairs, the state of the union, and the invention of the executive branch of government?Meet with President Washington as he looks back over his long career in public service.


Public Audience

Meet with President Jefferson as he looks back over his long career in public service.


Public Audience

Meet with President Washington as he looks back over his long career in public service.


From a Virginia Governor

In the year 1779, retiring Governor Patrick Henry discusses the friendships and political relations he has had over the years with General Washington, the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, James Madison, and other key revolutionary leaders.


From Coronation to Inauguration

Join us for an elegant evening of music in the home of the first two governors of the new Commonwealth of Virginia—Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson.


Salute to the Presidents

Join us in Market Square as we salute the nation’s presidents with a special performance from the Fifes and Drums and a cannon salute.


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Test Your Presidential Knowledge

George Washington

Was he Religious?

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Thomas Jefferson

Was he a heavy drinker?

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George Washington

The Original Man in Black

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