Forget the textbooks. Forget what you thought. At Colonial Williamsburg, we bring stories to life. Meet some of the best craftspeople in the world, at work in our trade shops. These aren’t actors; they’re skilled makers and their apprentices. Our interpreters aren’t delivering a script. They’re living the part. Whether you meet Thomas Jefferson or a Native American, you’re talking with the real deal. Go ahead, ask them anything. We dare you.
So join us: Stomp in some clay. Shoot a flint musket. Ride in a carriage. Soak in our historic halls. But most importantly, unwind with your friends. Unplug and connect with your family. Create memories that will last a lifetime.
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An elite cadre of interpreters, Nation Builders portray real historic figures associated with 18th-century Williamsburg who made significant contributions to the American story. Meet a Nation Builder during your visit who helped shape their time, and whose legacy continues to influence and inspire American ideals.
Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Historic Area by horse-drawn carriage and surround yourself with the sights and sounds of our unique city.
Browse one of the largest collections of American folk art in the world, created by talented, self-trained artists and craftsmen.Learn More
Discover the world's largest collection of southern furniture, one of the largest collections of British ceramics outside England, and much more.Learn More
The fun doesn't end just because the sun sets. Whether you're looking for some drama or to be spooked, there's something to entertain you.
Every season brings something new and exciting to our 18th-century city. Take time to go back any time of the year and enjoy all Colonial Williamsburg has to offer.