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Group Tours

Embark on an 18th-century adventure—plan your next school or group tour of Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area.

Experience a city on the verge of—or in the midst of—war and meet its diverse residents. Discover something new about America’s founding. We offer a variety of options for groups of all sizes, interests, and ages to explore our city and world-class art museums. Choose one of our packages or customize your own experience with the help of our trained staff.

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    School Group Tours

    Take History Outside of the Classroom

    From conversing with our nation’s founders to exploring authentic 18th-century homes, Colonial Williamsburg provides an experience that you will only find here.

    Immerse your students in the Historic Area and watch them learn.


    Looking for an interesting way to introduce a unit? Searching for a memorable review of material examined earlier in the year? We will work with you to create a customized tour. Whether you wish to cover math, science, English, or history, our professional educators will partner with you to create a tailored and individualized experience.

    Colonial Williamsburg offers exclusive pricing year-round for school and youth groups in addition to a wide variety of books, DVDs, and teaching resources. For more information on Customized Guided Tours or to make reservations, call 1-800-228-8878 or email [email protected].

    For additional details on tours and programs, click here.

    Watch our America's Field Trip Video
    Download the 2017 School & Youth Group Planner
    Download a sample Student Group itinerary
    Download a Virginia School Profile


    Interactive Activities


    Pre- and Post-visit Activities

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    Adult Group Tours

    Be a Part of the Adventure

    From live action in the Historic Area to our modern art museums—experience it all with one of our inclusive group packages. Designed to fit the requirements of day-trippers, groups on tight schedules, or those who desire a more structured experience—our packages provide an effortless option for a group visit.


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    Youth Group Tours

    Participate, Explore & Engage

    Immerse your youth organization in the 18th century. Customize an adventure for your scout troop, youth club, or park and recreation center group. March with the militia, follow the Fifes and Drums, take part in a criminal trial, and meet carpenters, cooks, blacksmiths, and everyday townspeople. Explore the Historic Area and hear about this tumultuous time straight from the mouths of nation builders.

    Bring your band or choir

    Band and choir groups of 25–75 students may perform at specific Colonial Williamsburg public locations. Year-round venues include the courtyard at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center and Merchants Square, adjacent to the Historic Area. Admission passes and reservations are required to secure performance venue.

    For more information, call 1-800-228-8878 or email [email protected].



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    Homeschool Experiences

    Join Our Hands-on History Lesson

    During Homeschool Days, students and their families can enjoy hands-on activities and revolutionary experiences designed to make colonial dramas come to life in a way that is educational and interactive. Plus, visits can be tailored to make your trip unforgettable with on-site lodging, 18th-century tavern dining, entertainment, and much more! Check here for information on our next homeschool days.

    Create your own itinerary anytime throughout the year, or join in on one of our special homeschooler weekends.

    Colonial Williamsburg offers exclusive pricing year round for homeschool groups of all sizes in addition to a wide variety of books, DVDs, and teaching resources. For more information on Customized Guided Tours, homeschool planning, or to make reservations call 1-800-228-8878 or email [email protected].

    Check our calendar for more hands-on-learning.

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    Colonial Williamsburg’s American Cultures Merit Badge Tour:

    For $9.50 per Scout (minimum group size of 15), your troop will enjoy 3-hour guided tour lead by one of our certified Merit Badge instructors. During the tour, your troop will travel back in time to the 18th century and discover European, Native American and African cultures, their contributions to our country and how each influenced the America we are today. Uncover the various religions in colonial Virginia, and how they changed after independence and the declaration of religious freedom. Explore Indian Nation and traditions of this group. Gain a deeper knowledge of the early African American experience at the home of Peyton Randolph.

    Colonial Williamsburg’s Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Tour:

    For $15.00 per Scout (minimum group size of 15), your troop will enjoy a 6-hour guided tour led by one of our certified Merit Badge instructors.  During the tour, your troop will gain an understanding of what citizenship in the nation means and what it takes to be a good citizen of this country.  Discuss the rights, duties, and obligations of a responsible and active American citizen.  Scouts will come away with better understanding of the foundation of our government, after touring the world’s largest living history museum, Colonial Williamsburg. 

    To book your scout group, call 1-800-228-8878 or email [email protected]