Your visit to the Historic Area 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.
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!
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.
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!
After sundown, Williamsburg's haunted history comes out! During this one-hour walking tour, enter haunted properties and meet people who lived to tell of their experiences with the supernatural.... You may even meet ghostly inhabitants themselves! Each tour involves a different cast of characters. This program is not appropriate for young children.
Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Historic Area by horse-drawn carriage and surround yourself with the sights and sounds of our unique city.
The distinctive collections of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum are located under one roof.
The magic of the Historic Area comes to life by candlelight as you explore the shops and work places of Williamsburg's most accomplished tradespeople. Nearly half the population of Williamsburg in the 1770s worked with their hands to provide the goods and services sought by other Virginians. Enter four shops and experience the working lives of those who were the original "silent majority." Weather permitting.
On a guided tour, learn about secret spaces sometimes constructed into special furniture. What was hidden inside drawers and partitions of desks, chests and cabinets--and how were the secrets revealed?
Annual, Good Neighbor, and Collegiate pass holders must purchase tickets by calling or in person at a ticketing location to receive their discount.