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Explore the Historic Area


Immerse yourself in the stories of the daily lives, aspirations, and accomplishments of the people of Colonial Williamsburg: men and women, free and enslaved, gentry and tradespeople. The 18th century city comes to life through those you meet at government sites, 18th-century homes, and historic trades shops. Go ahead, ask them questions! There is no script. This is a living breathing city full of stories waiting to be shared.


  • Historic Trades
  • Historic Sites