A man dressed in Colonial attire talks with two children
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Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia is more than just a museum; it’s a dynamic, interactive window into America’s past. As the world’s largest living history museum, it offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience life in 18th-century America.

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Step Back in Time

  • Historic Area: The heart of Colonial Williamsburg, this area spans over 300 acres with hundreds of restored and reconstructed buildings from the 1700s. Stroll through the streets and witness history come to life.
  • Costumed Interpreters: Engage with historical interpreters dressed in period clothing who reenact daily life, from blacksmithing and barrel-making to cooking and gardening.
A man dressed in Colonial attire at night next to a fire
Four children drink hot chocolate next to a fire and talking with a woman in character
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Educational and Interactive Experiences

  • Historical Demonstrations: Witness and participate in various demonstrations showcasing colonial crafts, trades, and daily activities.
  • Guided Tours: Take a guided tour for a deeper understanding of the historical context and significance of the various sites and buildings.
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Museums and Galleries

  • Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg: Explore the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, which house impressive collections of American and British antiques and folk art.
  • Exhibits and Displays: Regularly changing exhibits provide insights into various aspects of colonial American culture, society, and history.
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Man playing small guitar with a fire lit in the fireplace behind him
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Events and Seasonal Activities

  • Historical Reenactments: Experience key moments in American history brought to life through dramatic reenactments.
  • Seasonal Events: Enjoy a variety of events throughout the year, including Independence Day celebrations, Christmas festivities, and more.
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Dining and Shopping

  • Historic Taverns: Dine in one of the historic taverns for an authentic 18th-century culinary experience.
  • Shops and Boutiques: Purchase colonial goods, souvenirs, and artisan crafts at various shops throughout the area.
Indoor shops in Colonial Williamsburg

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