Take a step back in time and go for a ride on an 18th-century ox wagon and enjoy a beautiful view of Palace Green. For the safety of our guests and animals, this activity is weather permitting.
Get your hands dirty in this garden filled with vegetables and perfumed by heirloom roses and herbs. Garden historians demonstrate 18th-century techniques and encourage guests to explore and ask questions. Meet a gardener and handle the specialty tools used in the 1700s for planting and harvesting crops. Learn about the herbs and vegetables that were commonly grown for food and the flowers that ornamented the landscape.
Grab your tricorn hat and head to the Peyton Randolph Yard for Patriots at Play! This interactive program offers fun, hands-on activities that immerse children in 18th-century life.Learn More
In the 18th century, the responsibility of fighting fires rested with the public, so people practiced with and tested fire engines. Join the Military Programs staff and test your skill in helping to run the bucket brigade.Learn More
Participate in a local court session where lives, liberties, and property are contested. Take on the role of justice, attorney, litigant, petitioner, or defendant. Experience how the rights of Virginians were maintained in open court.
A magician, newly arrived in the City of Williamsburg, who, to the great surprise and satisfaction of the publick, has hired out a tavern room to perform wonders beyond belief; the likes of which have never before been seen in this city.
Family Alert: Fun Ahead! Stomp the clay, get lost in the hay maze, and dig in the dirt.Get Started
Liberty loves visiting her friends around the Historic Area. Last week she made several stops sniffing out fun and treats. Follow her adventures.Get Started