Spring is the season of new life and new growth. Lambs are born and the historic gardens are in bloom. A new Nation Builder, George Mason, is making his debut in the Historic Area and discussing his role in writing Virginia's Declaration of Rights. After much research and an archaeological dig, the Carpenters will begin construction of a porch at the Raleigh Tavern, which will make the building more historically accurate.
New experiences will be had at the George Wythe House, Peyton Randolph House, Anderson Armoury, and James Geddy House, and historic farming will be located behind the Prentis Store. Tour our historic gardens and surround yourself in the colors and scents of the season. A Colonial Williamsburg Admission Ticket is your way to see all this and more this spring. Enjoy one day in our 18th century city, or bounce between centuries with our Spring Bounce Ticket.
Discover how gardens functioned as "status symbols" in 18th-century Williamsburg. This escorted walking tour takes you through several private gardens along Palace Green. Exclusively for annual pass holders and hotel guests.Learn More
Come stroll through the Rockefellers' garden at Bassett Hall! An interpreter shares stories about the family's visits in the 1930s and '40s, the flora and fauna they loved, the landscape architect who designed the gardens, and the events that unfolded under the Great Oak.Learn More
Summer is the best time to visit both Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. With a Flex Ticket, you can bounce between centuries. Our Independence Day celebration includes an entire day of activities, including a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and caps off with a spectacular fireworks display at the Governor's Palace and Market Square. You'll also enjoy a salute to the 13 original colonies, music by the Fifes and Drums, and a militia muster.
As the temperature cools and the leaves begin to change, cuddle up with your loved ones after a carriage ride down the street.
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.