The fun doesn't end just because the sun sets. Whether you’re looking to bring the whole family together for an evening of 18th-century-inspired laughs, enjoy live colonial music, or meet the ghostly inhabitants of the city; you’ll find an array of nightly performances to choose from. You'll jump in fright. You’ll laugh. You’ll defend liberty. You might even be tempted to dance and sing along.
Annual, Good Neighbor, and Collegiate pass holders must purchase tickets by calling (888) 965-7254 or in person at a ticketing location to receive their discount.
Wander the streets and gardens of Colonial Williamsburg's historic area while our guide conjures stories of spirits who still call Williamsburg home. For an engaging hour, listen to true tales of unnerving experiences shared by employees, residents, and guests: modern ghost stories featuring lost love, murder, betrayal, and things that go bump in the night!
After sundown, Williamsburg's haunted history comes out! During this one-hour walking tour, enter haunted properties and meet people who lived to tell of their experiences with the supernatural.... You may even meet ghostly inhabitants themselves! Each tour involves a different cast of characters. This program is not appropriate for young children.
Join us for an evening of colonial dance, "a most charming entertainment" very much enjoyed by colonial Virginians. Virginians hosted public and private balls and assemblies to be sociable, to celebrate an occasion, or just for fun. Participation is encouraged!
The regal Palace Ballroom comes to life by candlelight as Colonial Williamsburg's early music ensemble, the Governor's Musick, offers an elegant evening of chamber music. Musicians playing period instruments showcase 17th- and 18th-century music for harpsichord, voice, flute, and strings, drawing listeners back in time with the beauty and importance of colonial music. Not appropriate for children ages six and under.
This is your chance to enlist in the Continental Army. As a new recruit, see what it was like to be a soldier in the 18th century. Learn how soldiers lived, fought, and survived an eight-year ordeal to become free and independent. Raise your hand to affirm your allegiance to the 13 United States of America, and your journey will begin. This event is held outdoors in all weather conditions. Due to safety issues, everyone must be an active participant.
You decide! Is Grace Sherwood a witch? Question witnesses. Weigh evidence. Finally, cast your vote for the guilt or innocence of “the Virginia Witch.” Not appropriate for young children due to subject matter and intense emotion.
Sit in on the 1719 trial of Israel Hands, one of the crew members of the fearsome pirate Blackbeard. Hands is on trial for piracy at the Capitol by Virginia Governor Alexander Spotswood. Weigh the evidence against him and judge for yourself! Not appropriate for young children due to subject matter.
Owen Murdock's Company gamely tries to present an 18th-century traveling variety show, but their misfortunes provide a comedy of errors for the entire family to enjoy. A colonial entertainment so amusing that even Colonel Washington would have laughed!
While enslaved, African Americans continued to pass their cultural morals and values from generation to generation. Participate in this delightful, interactive program as instructive fables come to life, celebrating the significance of oral African tradition.
Help us keep the rhythms, sing the songs, and dance the dances adapted from the West African people in colonial America. Walk the grounds of Great Hopes Plantation, while the sun sets, and explore the diverse nature of African American musical culture in colonial Virginia.
Participate in a fun wool-spinning class for beginners. You'll learn the history of the drop spindle as well as the skills needed to spin your own yarn. All required supplies are provided, including your own drop spindle to take home. Not recommended for children under 10. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Take the challenge! Locked in a room with other suspected patriots, you must all work together to find clues and solve riddles to escape the King’s wrath. You have only one hour before a British officer returns to interrogate you!
For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.