From the changing leaves to hot apple cider to burning cressets, there's nothing like autumn in the Historic Area. Use your Colonial Williamsburg Annual Pass—our best value on tickets—to see all of the season.
Sit in on the 1719 trial of Israel Hands, one of the crew members of the fearsome pirate Blackbeard. Hands is on trial for piracy at the Capitol under Virginia Governor Alexander Spotswood. Weigh the evidence against him and judge for yourself! Not appropriate for young children due to subject matter.
Experience the stark contrasts of freedom and slavery at the house of one of America's most prominent families. Gain a deeper knowledge of the early African American experience at the home of Peyton Randolph and discover how the enslaved members of the household struggled to find their own roads to freedom.
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!Learn More
Owen Murdock's Company gamely tries to present a Grand Medley—an 18th-century traveling variety show! They have high hopes of amazing feats, strange beasts, and fast-paced hilarity, but things aren't going well for the company. Their misfortunes provide a comedy of errors for the entire family to enjoy. A colonial entertainment so amusing that even Colonel Washington would have laughed!Learn More
Spectacular programming awaits you to celebrate the season and get you in the holiday spirit.
The Historic Area enjoys some quiet time as fires crackle in cressets.
Spring is the season of new life and new growth. Lambs are born and the historic gardens are in bloom.
Summertime is the perfect time for hands-on history. Find 18th-century artifacts with DIG!, our real archaeology dig for kids. Take a ride around the Historic Area in a horse-drawn carriage. Stomp clay at the Brickyard. All you need is your Colonial Williamsburg Admission ticket and a curious mind.