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Videos & Podcast

Step into 18th-century life with programs including the award-winning podcast Ben Franklin's World and our Emmy award-winning virtual education programs.

Colonial Williamsburg Innovation Studios is building the world’s largest virtual museum about early American history. The expansion of Colonial Williamsburg’s online presence will enable millions of people to explore and learn more about early America and the founding of the United States from anywhere in the world. The award-winning podcast Ben Franklin’s World is the Innovation Studios' flagship podcast and demonstrates the commitment to bringing the history of early America to the masses. Building on this foundation, between now and 2026, we will imagine, develop, and deliver high-quality educational content for all audiences.

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From behind-the-scenes sessions with our historic tradespeople to in-depth conversations with our interpreters and historians, learn more about early 18th-century life in Williamsburg.

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Video Playlists

Discover something new about historic trades, 18th-century life, the people who walked the streets of Williamsburg, and how we know what we know in videos for students, history enthusiasts, and everyone in between.

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Historic Trades

Nation Builders

American Indians

Art Museums

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Ben Franklin's World

Colonial Williamsburg Innovation Studios is proud to present award-winning podcast Ben Franklin’s World. This early American history podcast is for anyone who wants to know more about the important people and events that have shaped our modern-day world.

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Listen Every Other Tuesday

Every other Tuesday our host Liz Covart, Ph.D., welcomes historians from across the world to discuss their research, share ideas, and explore our shared history.

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Digital Resources

Virtual Tours

CW Blog

John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library

Teacher Resources

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Share in our historic spirit. Keep in touch long after you've left the Historic Area. 18th Century, Meet the 21st. Want to learn even more about Colonial Williamsburg? Join one of our special interest groups to enjoy even more behind-the-scenes content, updates on ongoing projects, and knowledge from our experts.

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