During these special times, homeschoolers and their families can enjoy hands-on activities and revolutionary experiences designed to make history come alive in a way that is educational and interactive.
Make the most of your experience by participating in one or more of the available programs designed specifically for homeschool families.
This is the only place you can purchase special discounted admission tickets and tickets for special Homeschooler programs. You must make you purchase online, in advance.
Colonial Williamsburg admission includes access to all Historic Area exhibition buildings, trades, and our two world-class art museums. Take advantage of these special rates for Single-day and Multiday tickets. They are available only to homeschoolers during our special homeschooler days, February 23 –March 3, 2019.
Buy your tickets online; there are no on-site sales.
Discover Colonial Williamsburg’s modern stable and rare breeds program. Guests will have the opportunity to view facilities and vehicles, and to discuss animal treatment and training on this one-hour walking tour. Space is limited.
For Home Educators Only : Experience a day in the life of a middling 18th century family. Activities change throughout the day. Explore the Powell property for 90 minutes as you learn about all the facets of daily life. Students 18 or under must be accompanied by a ticketed adult with a Homeschool Admission Pass and a special program ticket.
Students and their families are invited on a private tour of the Governors Palace, the seat of the British Authority in the colony. Learn about what it meant to be British and how the Revolution affected the Royal Governor and his young family. This hour long experience is tailored specifically for home educators. Students 18 or under must be accompanied by a ticketed adult with a Homeschool Admission Pass and a special program ticket.
On this tour you will discuss evidence of the African American presence in Tidewater Virginia, explore Colonial Williamsburg as an 18th -century community, and the relationships of families, tradesman, African American and European Americans. You will define the role of African Americans within the Williamsburg community and explore biographies of African American residents of Williamsburg. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult with a Homeschool Admission Ticket and a Special Program Ticket.
On this tour you will define the various roles and perceptions of 18th - century women. Learn about education, religion, health issues, life passages and women in the work force. You will also discuss urban vs rural experiences and explore basic biographies of women who were residents of Williamsburg. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult with a Homeschool Admission Ticket and a Special Program Ticket.
For Home Educators Only: This is a 2 hour walking tour and you will visit the Capitol, a home and trade shop. Here you will learn about the various aspects of cultural life that shaped colonial society, discover the role of colonial government in Virginia and Williamsburg, and discuss Williamsburg as a community composed of different families: white, black, poor and the rich. You will also get an opportunity to explore the various aspects of Williamsburg’s economy through occupations of Colonial Virginians. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult with a Homeschool Admission Ticket and a Special Program Ticket.