Homeschool families, join us each spring and fall for special Homeschool Days to experience revolutionary educational opportunities. Get your special homeschool discounted admission tickets here, then in this itinerary, we’ll help you get the most out of your visit.
Get ready to experience the living, breathing 18th-century colonial capital. A mile long and half a mile wide, the Historic Area boasts historic sites, trades people practicing 18th-century techniques, rare animal breeds, and so much more. Discover our two world-class art museums with thousands of objects on display. Meet the people who bring history to life at programs and events throughout the day.
Planning ahead is key to getting the most out of your visit. We’re sharing our tips on what to do during a visit, whether you’re here for one day or two.
Hit the Favorites
Allow 20-30 minutes in each location to ask questions and learn from the skilled craftspeople.
Historic Trade: Blacksmith
Watch as blacksmiths take red-hot iron from the fires of their forges and hammer it into a variety of tools, hardware, and weapons.
Historic Trade: Cabinetmaker & Harpsichord Maker
Watch expert woodworkers fashion the intricate details of luxury products with period hand tools.
Historic Trade: Printer
Watch and learn as printers set type and use reproduction printing presses to manufacture printed pieces.
Plan Your Meals
Savor historically inspired and contemporary creative cuisine.
Meet a Nation Builder
Time and again, our fans suggest spending time with our Nation Builders. From Thomas Jefferson to the Marquis de Lafayette, any opportunity to learn from these engaging and knowledgeable interpreters is a win.Learn More
See a Performance
Check out a whimsical outdoor play or see what’s showing in the Hennage Auditorium at the Art Museums for great entertainment while you rest your legs.
Music: Governor's Musick at the Art Museums
Join members of the Governor’s Musick for musical entertainments enjoyed during Christmastide in the 18th century.
Art Museums Admission
Music: Now Christmas Comes
In this concert, join Bill Weldon to celebrate the music from Christmastides Past.
Art Museums Admission
Holiday Youth Choral & Strings Concert
Enjoy this holiday choral and strings concert by Soli Deo & Young Musicians of Virginia, directed by Karla Robinson & Sarah Umlauf.
Open to the Public
Visit the Art Museums
In addition to the world’s largest living history museum, two hidden gems await in the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. The Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum features objects that are useful as well as beautiful, while you can find bold and imaginative pieces made by untrained artists at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.Learn More
Stay with Us!
Planning to be here a few days? Enjoy special homeschool family discounts at our official Colonial Williamsburg hotels. Located within and surrounding the Historic Area, you can’t find accommodations closer to all the action.Book Now