Your visit to Colonial Williamsburg isn’t complete without the freedom to explore. We invite you to join us on one of more than 20 guided and self-guided tours—included in your admission ticket—offered daily. Enter into the homes and gardens of Williamsburg’s 18th-century residents, get a firsthand perspective from a curator, or see the city by foot on a walking tour.
Explore the Capitol during this 25-minute interactive tour aimed at children 3-9. Your family will learn about and see the various seats of power in this important government building.
Nation Builders at Colonial Williamsburg are extraordinary historical interpreters who portray real people of the past that contributed to our American story in a significant and remarkable way. Join one of them as they lead you to several places in town, and experience the 18th-century community of Williamsburg through the eyes of the historical figure they portray, as well as its echoes through time from the perspective of the 21st century interpreter. Using innovative interpretive styles, these charismatic performers and scholars will delight you and challenge you to think about our shared history in new ways.
Explore the palace home of Virginia's last royal governor on this interactive visit. This tour focuses on the governor's family and their time at the Palace, and is best suited for families with young children (grades pre-K through 6). Space is limited. A free-reservation ticket is required.
Do you want to catch the stories that most Colonial Williamsburg interpreters will never tell? Do you want to discover the Bizarre, the Strange, the Wild of the 18th-century past? This fun, fast-paced walking tour explores the Historic Area like you have never seen before. Come join this Active Adventure, and unmask the secrets of this booming town on the verge of Independence! Recommended for adults 18 and older, some content may not be suitable for children.
Treat the animal lover in your life to this one-hour walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg’s modern stables and Rare Breeds Program. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at our facilities, learn more about our carriages, and get up close and personal with some of our animals.
Have you ever wondered what's behind closed doors or below the staircases? On this special behind-the-scenes two-hour walking tour, you'll learn about the little-known facts and secrets that only a private tour guide can tell you. You'll get up-close and personal and go where no guest has ventured on their own. Recommended for guests who are willing to "step" back in time and tread in the actual steps of Washington, Jefferson, and other 18th-century townsfolk. Come join the merriment and discover the mysteries behind what lurks in the unknown world of Colonial Williamsburg from top to bottom!
Everyone loves a haunted tale! Bring the entire family for all of the phantom fun with none of the nightmares. Enjoy this 45-minute tour of traditional ghost stories with a Colonial Williamsburg flavor. Recommended for families with children ages 4 – 7.
Wander the streets and gardens of Colonial Williamsburg's historic area while our guide conjures stories of spirits who still call Williamsburg home. For an engaging hour, listen to true tales of unnerving experiences shared by employees, residents, and guests: modern ghost stories featuring lost love, murder, betrayal, and things that go bump in the night! Recommended for families with children ages 8 and up.
The ONLY Colonial Williamsburg ghost tour that takes you inside the historic buildings! This unique storytelling experience brings the past to life (and death) with ghostly tales of hauntings and horrors spun directly from 18th century sources. Wear your walking shoes! This one-hour walking tour is not recommended for young children.
Come celebrate the Everard's 300th Anniversary. Learn about the restoration of one of the oldest houses in town.
You can learn a lot about a person from the things they own. Discover what you can learn about George Washington from objects associated with or owned by him.
Discover whimsical and fascinating paintings, sculpture, and textiles from Mrs. Rockefeller's collection on this guided tour. These pieces are the basis of the museum's original collection.Learn More
Explore and learn on a guided tour of some of the museum's masterworks on exhibit, including paintings, ceramics, textiles, furniture, and silver.Learn More
During this guided tour, explore mourning customs and view examples of mourning jewelry, art, and textiles.
What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? Join the conversation on a guided tour.
Annual, Good Neighbor, and Collegiate pass holders must purchase tickets by calling or in person at a ticketing location to receive their discount.