Family Alert: Fun Ahead! Meet our animals, play colonial games, and experience family life in the 18th century.
During the summer, brickmakers mold and dry thousands of bricks. You can even give them a hand by taking off your shoes and stomping water into the clay with your bare feet! Come back in the autumn and see the bricks you helped create bake in a giant, wood-fired oven. Keep an eye out, too, for masons using these bricks in all sorts of projects around town.
Come see the theatrical antics of the Chowning family as they perform one of their repertoire of original and published plays on the stage where the first theatre in British North America was built in 1716. Though the building is no longer there, the spirit of theatre still lives on! Enjoyment for all! Check the marquee by the stage for daily performances.Learn More
Take part in the daily activities of the Geddy family, a prosperous 18th-century household. In this original building, family members demonstrate various games and toys, music, dance, and daily chores - and often invite you to join them.Learn More
Join us and have some fun with our musical family, The Watermans, as they play some of their favorite tunes. It will be a foot stomping, hand clapping, grand old time as they teach and sing some of their favorite songs from the early American south to any and all who will lift up a noise! Music filled the taverns and homes of our history and this family band of musicians from the rural west of Virginia creates a musical experience that was such an important part of the culture in 18th century Williamsburg. Come on by and don’t be shy!
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.
Bring the family and follow Prince, a carved wooden dog, as he explores the countryside full of animals in paintings, sculpture and toys.Learn More
Known as "The Toy Workshop of the World," Germany dominated the 19th-century toy market. This exhibition features a colorful variety of 19th-century German wooden toys from dolls and soldiers to arks and animals.Learn More
The distinctive collections of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum are located under one roof.
The fun doesn't end just because the sun sets. Whether you're looking for some drama or to be spooked, there's something to entertain you.