Colonial Williamsburg is the only place in the world where 18th-century rifles are replicated using Colonial-era tools. The shop’s three gunsmiths must master the tricks of the various trades that constitute gunsmithing.
A center of commerce, politics and education in the 18th century, Williamsburg became a necessary destination for anyone looking to do any manner of business with Virginia. That included the American Indian nations.
Today the nutrition-packed beet is considered a “super food.” While the attention being paid to this colorful vegetable is new, beets themselves are not; beets were found in Colonial kitchen gardens in America.
Giving the Raleigh Tavern its long-lost porch required knowledge and expertise from throughout The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.