This summer, go back in time for some hands-on history. Find real 18th-century artifacts with DIG and learn about these artifacts with DUG! Kids can experience 18th-century life with Patriots at Play at the Randolph House. And when the summer days become a bit too balmy, visit our two art museums where it’s cool inside. From activities for kids such as Spy Craft and Fantastic Beasts, to adult programs like An Art Museum Mystery, there’s no better way to beat the heat.
New experiences will be had at the George Wythe House, Peyton Randolph House, Anderson Armoury, and James Geddy House, and historic farming will be located behind the Prentis Store. Tour our historic gardens and surround yourself in the colors and scents of the season. A Colonial Williamsburg Admission Ticket is your way to see all this and more this spring. Enjoy one day in our 18th century city, or bounce between centuries with our Summer Bounce Ticket.
Celebrate the anniversary of the nation's birth in the 18th Century City! Join Colonial Williamsburg for a special militia muster. Enjoy a salute to the 13 original states, featuring music performed by the Fifes and Drums, a display of the flags of each state, and the firing of muskets and cannon. The day concludes with fireworks visible from both Market Square and Palace Green.
Discover how gardens functioned as "status symbols" in 18th-century Williamsburg. This escorted walking tour takes you through several private gardens along Palace Green. Exclusively for annual pass holders and hotel guests. Space is limited.Learn More
Come stroll through the Rockefellers' garden at Bassett Hall! An interpreter shares stories about the family's visits in the 1930s and '40s, the flora and fauna they loved, the landscape architect who designed the gardens, and the events that unfolded under the Great Oak.Learn More
As the temperature cools and the leaves begin to change, cuddle up with your loved ones after a carriage ride down the street.
Spectacular programming awaits you to celebrate the season and get you in the holiday spirit.
The Historic Area enjoys some quiet time as fires crackle in cressets.
Spring is the season of new life and new growth. Lambs are born and the historic gardens are in bloom.