Explore the palace home of Virginia's last royal governor on this interactive visit. This tour focuses on the governor's family and their time at the Palace, and is best suited for families with young children (grades pre-K through 6). Space is limited. A free-reservation ticket is required.Learn More
Explore the Capitol during this 25-minute interactive tour aimed at children 3-9. Your family will learn about and see the various seats of power in this important government building.Learn More
Colonial Williamsburg’s extensive collection of military weaponry will illustrate the arming of American, British, French, and Hessian troops during the War for Independence. During the first half of the 18th century, firearms in the colonies were a mix of the obsolete, the old and the odd.
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.
Treat the animal lover in your life to this one-hour walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg’s modern stables and Rare Breeds Program. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at our facilities, learn more about our carriages, and get up close and personal with some of our animals.
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.
Don’t just learn about American history, live it during this playful and thought-provoking museum theatre experience. Join Colonial Williamsburg’s diverse troupe of actors as they interpret events leading up to and during the 5th Virginia Convention in 1776. As the story unfolds, guests will have the opportunity to become a part of the experience as a member of Parliament, a Burgess, or perhaps Patrick Henry, one of Virginia’s most prominent patriots. The ensemble will recreate the moment when Virginia said YES to independence and explore the dynamics of race, class and gender in early American history by giving voice to the disenfranchised. Join us for this unique, funny and poignant play!
A ticket is your key to this unforgettable 18th-century experience, but most importantly, to the perfect place to unwind, unplug and reconnect. Pick an admission option that works for you, from special offers to multiday tickets.Learn More
Complete your Colonial Williamsburg experience by staying with us. Whether you choose to stay in one of our hotels or in one of our authentic 18th-century houses, you’ll be just minutes away from the fun.Learn More