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Black History Month

February 2019

More than half of 18th-century Williamsburg residents were African American. Almost all were enslaved. Join us during Black History Month as we explore the stories of those who lived, loved, and strove to create a better future for themselves and the next generation.

Visit our CALENDAR for a full list of Black History Month programs and events.


commemorating 40 years of

African american interpretation

Special Events & Programs

Meet our nation builders


Our most elite cadre of interpreters, Nation Builders portray real historic figures who lived in 18th-century Williamsburg and made a significant contribution to the American story. Travel to the 1790s, and meet a Nation Builder who helped shape their time, and whose legacy continues to influence and inspire American ideals.