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Need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Kick back, relax, and enjoy our 18th century city.

Walk through History with a Nation Builder

Walk through History with a Nation Builder

Nation Builders at Colonial Williamsburg are extraordinary historical interpreters who portray real people of the past that contributed to our American story in a significant and remarkable way. Join one of them as they lead you to several places in town, and experience the 18th-century community of Williamsburg through the eyes of the historical figure they portray, as well as its echoes through time from the perspective of the 21st century interpreter.  Using innovative interpretive styles, these charismatic performers and scholars will delight you and challenge you to think about our shared history in new ways. 


The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down...

From spooky ghost tours to public trials and concerts of 18th-century music, you’ll find an array of nightly performances in the Historic Area.