Colonial Williamsburg

That the Future May Learn from the Past

04/23/2015  | 

Images courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia—the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. Here they interpret the origins of the idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution.

The Colonial Williamsburg story of a revolutionary city tells how diverse peoples, having different and sometimes conflicting ambitions, evolved into a society that valued liberty and equality. Americans cherish these values as a birthright, even when their promise remains unfulfilled.

In Colonial Williamsburg’s 301-acre Historic Area stand hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of the men and women of the 18th-century city—black, white, and Native American, slave, indentured, and free—and the challenges they faced. In this historic place, we help the future learn from the past.

School and Group Tours

The Revolutionary City invites your group to embark on an 18th-century adventure. Experience a colonial capital and meet the citizens who helped build a nation. Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of ways for groups of all sizes, interests, and ages from kindergarteners to senior citizens, from scouts to families to explore the 301-acre town, browse their world-class indoor museums, and discover something new about the creation of America.

For more than 70 years Colonial Williamsburg has provided a premier school field trip destination, offering schools assistance in addressing educational standards and individually tailoring an experience that fits unique classroom needs. Once your students step into the Revolutionary City they are fully immersed in 18th-century Virginia’s colonial capital city. The interactive programs and cross-curricular investigations will engage students’ minds. They will see and experience life as the founding families did in the 1700s, and the professional tour guides will make their learning fun!

Choose one of Colonial Williamsburg’s School and Group Tours’ packages or customize your own group experience with the help of their trained staff.
Options include:

Standards-based Interactive
Activities Multidisciplinary
Pre- and Post-visit Activities

Looking for an interesting way to introduce a unit? Searching for a memorable review of material examined earlier in the year? The staff will work with you to create a customized tour. Whether you wish to cover math, science, English, or history, Colonial Williamsburg’s professional educators will partner with you to create a customized individualized experience. Your students will discover everything from the global economy to African American life, from fashion trades to agriculture and livestock, to government and politics. We want to personalize your experience to meet your curriculum needs. Contact us and we will begin planning your journey into the past.



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