Need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life?
Kick back, relax, and enjoy our 18th century city.
Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Historic Area by horse-drawn carriage and surround yourself with the sights and sounds of our unique city.Find out More
The distinctive collections of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum are located under one roof.Find out More
At the elegant home of prominent attorney and thinker George Wythe, take part in discussions about the ideas that shaped the Revolution. You may encounter free and enslaved members of the household.
What would happen to you if you committed a crime in colonial Virginia? What if you stole items from a store or imported goods banned by the Committee of Safety? Participate in a court session and experience 18th-century justice in action. The stocks and the pillory out front may await those convicted.
Enter the years immediately before the Revolution and experience the grandeur of royal government in Virginia just before its collapse. Feel the tension between the rulers and the ruled in this revolutionary time as the British government's authority was increasingly questioned. Home to seven royal governors and the first two elected governors in Virginia, the Palace was meant to project British authority and wealth. From the large display of period swords and guns to the elegant décor and grand ballroom, the Palace was built to impress.
It’s the night before the wedding and the groom will forfeit his bride’s dowry if he doesn’t learn to dance. Give the happy—and nervous—couple some moral support, pick up some real 18th-century moves, and learn how colonial Virginians really danced in this fast-paced, interactive comedy in the historic Raleigh Tavern.Learn More
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.Learn More
Imagine a setting filled with authentic period reproductions such as a canopy bed and a crackling fire in the hearth. Stay in the heart of the Historic Area with all the comforts of home. Enjoy access to dining, recreation, and spa amenities in addition to admission ticket discounts and exclusive guest-only offerings. For reservations, call 855-402-3294.
As wellness of the mind is key to wellness of the body, we offer a calm sanctuary of classic elegance. Our serene decor and thoughtful amenities relax and prepare you for rejuvenation. We provide guests with premium quality amenities including robe, slippers, private locker, shower, and vanity products. Arrive early for your treatments and linger afterward while you enjoy our women's or men's spa circuit, including steam rooms, signature shower, and whirlpools as well as our relaxation lounges. We also offer guests the conveniences of additional fitness, fine dining, recreation, and hotel options - making it perfect for the ultimate wellness weekend getaway. Call 1-800-447-8679 for reservations.