The musket was the best tool for warfare during the 18th century and into the 19th century. A member of Colonial Williamsburg’s Military Programs staff will demonstrate the loading and firing of the musket using a loading procedure from an 18th-century military manual that was common for the period. Experience the sounds and smells a soldier experienced during the Revolution.
Dates & Times
Presentation: Musket Demonstration
Evening Program: To Hang a Pirate
Join with us in a trial of a member of the crew of Blackbeard the pirate that actually occurred in Williamsburg in 1719. Hear the evidence and make a judgment!
Open to the Public
Here's your chance to get behind the scenes at the Custis site! Join archaeologists for an up-close look at the excavation!
Presentation: Historic Trades Talk
Join our experts from the Governor’s Musick ensemble or Historic Trade shops as they share their research with you.
Art Museums Admission