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Share something historic at the world’s largest living history museum, bringing the 18th-century colonial capital of Virginia to life. Your admission ticket grants you access to historic sites as well as visits with historic tradespeople and staged performances throughout the day. Add a stay at one of our official hotels and a few colonial-inspired meals for the perfect summer getaway.

The Historic Area is open 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. daily | Download a map & program guide here.
The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

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Handling the Heat

A Summertime Art Museums Tour

Significant Seeds

Comparing Horse Power

New & Noteworthy

Performance: Two Steps Forward…

Performance: Before Revolution: Fairfax Resolves

Music: Mind the Music and the Step

Presentation: Preserving the Millinery Trade

Special Events


July 4 Celebration

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Season Favorites

Round out your adventure with one of our season favorites. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance!

Haunted Williamsburg

Carriage Rides

Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Featuring the best in British and American fine and decorative arts, plus the nation’s premiere collection of American folk art.

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Hands-On Activities

Learn 18th-century skills first hand. From hand-sewing to woodworking there's something for everyone.

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Family Fun

Trip Planning Tools

Historic Area

Discover government sites, family homes, and historic trades.

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Attend an Event

Meet Nation Builders, learn about Archaeological research and watch performances.

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Experience Diverse Voices

Learn the stories of the diverse people who walked these streets nearly 250 years ago

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With a mixture of historic taverns, modern restaurants, and cafes located in and around the Historic Area, you’ll find the perfect place for a historically inspired family meal or an intimate evening of creative cuisine.

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Explore Outdoors

Arboretum & Gardens

Bassett Trace Nature Trail

Rare Breeds

Rare Breed Pastures


Digital Ticketing

Map & Guide

Suggested Itineraries

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Gift cards

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