Take advantage of the long weekend to visit the place where it all began. Before they were presidents, Virginians George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison were shaped by their experiences in Williamsburg. Meet them and discover the roles that each played in Virginia’s colonial capitol and how that prepared them to be Commanders in Chief.
Mrs. Martha Washington cordially invites you to join her at the Governor’s Palace for an evening of music and dance to celebrate her husband’s birthday. It is her desire that the nature of this celebration be left a surprise for Colonel Washington. Join the dancing and festivities to make this birthday celebration a most memorable experience!
Before the Revolution, the majority of colonists did not vote. Even after Independence was achieved, most of the new nation’s inhabitants were unable to participate in elections. Join presidents Washington, Jefferson, and Madison in a discussion on the development and evolution of the early American election process.
On this Presidents' weekend meet George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison as you tour the Capitol building, and learn how they were all shaped by their experiences in Williamsburg. George Washington talks about his tenure as a Burgess from 1759 to 1774. Thomas Jefferson speaks about his early experiences as a lawyer in the General Court and about his efforts as governor to rewrite the laws of Virginia. James Madison talks about his role in drafting the Virginia Declaration of Rights and successfully promoting the adoption of Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom.
Join us for a celebration of the presidency with our founding fathers, military program staff, and the Fifes and Drums. This celebration will recognize those citizens who have served in office over the centuries as well as the states most closely associated with each president.
To experience all that the Historic Area has to offer, including tours of original 18th-century buildings, personal interaction with townspeople, vibrant gardens, two museums, and so much more—you’ll need an admission ticket.Buy Now
Enjoy Colonial Williamsburg to the fullest with a stay at one of our six unique hotel properties. They are conveniently located within and surrounding the Historic Area, just minutes from all the action.Book Now