Autumn in Williamsburg, VA (courtesy, Colonial Williamsburg)

Visiting Colonial Williamsburg and its 300 acres of historic property, buildings, museums, homes, and shops is the only way to truly experience life as it was in 18th century Virginia. The area's restoration began in 1926, when Reverend Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin committed to preserving the city's buildings and historic structures. The result is seen and heard even today as horses clip-clop down the cobblestone streets centered between glorious gardens.

Whether you enroll in a colonial dance lesson, tour the lush grounds with knowledgeable curators, or witness an honest-to-goodness witch trial, your key to discovering the best of this enormous living history museum is "The Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg"—find it at the visitor's center.

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Family Review of Colonial Williamsburg

Away Travel Expert: Candyce H. Stapen
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • When you arrive, check "Colonial Williamsburg This Week" for info on which trades, such as blacksmithing or barrel making, will be open to visitors during your trip.
  • Take part in the Revolutionary City programs.
  • Try summer's Colonial Apprentice Program.

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
101A Visitor Center Dr.
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-1776
Parking: Open year-round; hours vary by venue.

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 800-447-8679/757-229-1000
Transportation: Driving: Take I-64 east.
Neighborhood: Colonial Williamsburg Area
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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