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Meet Our Nation Builders

Nation Builders portray real historic figures associated with 18th-century Williamsburg who made significant contributions to the American story. Meet a Nation Builder during your visit who helped shape their time, and whose legacy continues to influence and inspire American ideals.

Ann Wager

George Mason

George Washington

Gowan Pamphlet

George Wythe

James Armistead Lafayette

Jane Vobe

Marquis De Lafayette

Martha Washington

Patrick Henry

Thomas Jefferson

Meet a Nation Builder

Nation Builders were part of their community, and you never know who you may run into on your visit. In addition to programs on the events calendar, various Nation Builders can be found throughout the Historic Area.