Discover the little known facts and documented wild tales about the City of Williamsburg from the 18th century through the 20th century during this thought-provoking, multimedia storytelling/lecture program.
It’s the night before the wedding and the groom will forfeit his bride’s dowry if he doesn’t learn to dance. Give the happy—and nervous—couple some moral support, pick up some real 18th-century moves, and learn how colonial Virginians really danced in this fast-paced, interactive comedy in the historic Raleigh Tavern.
Meet Lydia Heathcote and discover how she began her life on the streets of London’s East End, then found herself in the hold of a convict transport ship to Virginia, and ended up in a household that believed in Lydia more than she believed in herself.
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.
On this special behind-the-scenes tour of the Robert Carter House, learn how architectural historians and curators investigate and reveal the secrets of old buildings. Children 8 and up are welcome to attend with an adult. Free reservation ticket required.
Explore the diverse cultures of Native peoples striving to preserve their traditional way of life and discuss matters of trade, warfare, and diplomacy.
Who knew exhibit planning could lead to murder? A special meeting to discuss object selection for an upcoming weapons exhibition leads to a shocking revelation, an explosive argument, and murder! The Education Specialist was found stabbed to death shortly after the meeting, and the three museum colleagues who met with her are suspects -- each with a motive linked to a high-stakes bungle. Join the Williamsburg Crime Squad and help reveal a vicious murderer.
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.