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Colonial Williamsburg

101 Visitor Center Drive Williamsburg, VA 23185 | 1-800-987-9852 | View Map  
Colonial Williamsburg

Step back in time to the 18th century and find yourself enthralled by the costumed residents and historical buildings of Colonial Williamsburg.

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Most guest spend approximately 2-6 hours at the attraction. Most guest spend approximately 2-6 hours at the attraction.
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You'll tour historically accurate sites and view magnificent architecture that tell the story of the birth of America. Families will enjoy the costumed interpreters as they demonstrate what life was like during the early years of America and kids will especially enjoy the opportunity to dress up in Colonial costumes and 'walk in the shoes' of their forefathers.

The past comes alive each and every day at Colonial Williamsburg with the chance to choose between the Single-Day Ticket or the 3-Day Multi Day Ticket. Regardless of the ticket option you choose, you will be able to roam the over 300-acre Historic Area featuring political sites, historic homes, Great Hopes Plantation and be treated to the informative 30 minute film, Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot. For your convenience, there is a complimentary Historical Area shuttle service and parking at the visitor's center.

Points of Interest:

Great Hopes Plantation - An interactive, living history site that represents an 18th-century plantation.

The Revolutionary City - A Colonial Adventure - A series of live performances covering the events that led to American independence from 1774 - 1781.

The Governor's Palace - One of the largest buildings in Colonial Williamsburg, home to Virginia's post colonial governors and Royal Governors.

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum - Collection of various American and British antiques from the 17th - 19th centuries.

Bassett Hall - Former 18th century home of John D. Rockefeller and temporary guest home of George Armstrong Custer.
Historic Area Exhibits:

Courthouse - Where Treaty of Paris was read, ending the Revolutionary War

Public Gaol - A famous prison in the colonial times

Magazine - A large storage facility for colonial-era guns and ammo

Home of Peyton Randolph - Large mansion composed of many of Peyton
 Randolph's belongings. He was the first President of Continental Congress.

Home of George Wythe - A National Landmark and home of Wythe, the 'father of American Jurisprudence.'
 

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Colonial Williamsburg 1 Day Pass
Available Now until 12/31/2014 View Detailed Schedule
Prices: Ages 13 and Up: $43.95 , Ages 6-12: $22.00 , Ages 0-5: $0.00 View Details
Take this single-day pass to Colonial Williamsburg for an in-depth tour of this 18th century style historic area. Take in the historically accurate sights and magnificent architecture that tells the story of the birth of America.
Colonial Williamsburg 3 Day Pass
Available Now until 12/31/2014 View Detailed Schedule
Prices: Ages 13 and Up: $51.95 , Ages 6-12: $26.00 , Ages 0-5: $0.00 View Details
With this multi-day pass, you will be able to visit Colonial Williamsburg for three consecutive days, full of costumed interpreters, historic homes, and political sites in the over 300-acre historic area!
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Colonial Williamsburg:
Monday, 12/1/2014 - Sunday, 1/4/2015
Location: A Colonial Christmas
From the first 'American' Christmas celebration held by English colonists still sailing towards the new land in 1606 to a look at the average traditions of a 1780's Virginia farmer, A Colonial Christmas is an interesting glimpse into America's holiday history.
Saturday, 7/4/2015
Location: Colonial Williamsburg
Few places throughout the nation offer a more patriotic, authentic view of our nation's past than Colonial Williamsburg, making it the perfect destination for a Fourth of July vacation.


I could do it again next week! Having the 2 day pass was great, but a 3 day one would also have been good too. We were there at 9 each day and left at 5 on the first day and 4 on the second day. Did half the park each time. Needed the 3rd day to take in the plays and events that the park offered. We were looking at buildings when jefferson, or washington or the govenor were speaking at the tavern or courthouse. You just couldn't be in two places at once. It rained on our first day and they let us in early to different things so weather was not a problem.
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-- Joan Merriam - London, ON
If you are into learning about our nation's beginning, start here! More information than you can take in, in just one day. Get info from visitors' center or chamber of commerce before you plan your day(s) because not all activities are scheduled each and every day. Be prepared to walk and not all buildings have air conditioning, though they have done a fair job of providing a/c in several places. Governors' mansion a must see. Take a walk back into history.
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-- Joe Moffett - Cumberland, MD
We enjoyed this, even though it was a lot of walking. We recommend attending an orientation available at the entrance to historical williamsburg, which really gives you a good history of the town and its restoration. The guided tour through the governor's palace was very nice. We had at king's tavern. Great food. We tasted homemade beer from a barrel that was a wheat and nut blend. Very good. Homemade root beer was very good also.
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-- Robert & Connie Ricci - Ft. Myers, FL
Vacations Made Easy believes that your tour experience should be convenient, therefore we offer hotel pick-up options that pick you up as close to your hotel as possible. Depending on the tour and amount of attendants, you may have to walk a short distance to the pick-up point.
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