Start your visit to the Revolutionary City with an informative walk designed to help you create your firsthand adventure. In addition to an overview of modern wayfinding, dining, and shopping options, you’ll get your first glimpse at a town on the edge of Revolution and war and learn of the many ways to engage with your fellow citizens — our interpreters.
The Official Ghost Walk of Colonial Williamsburg
Learn of the ghosts that still haunt the taverns and historic buildings of Colonial Williamsburg. Enjoy spirited and interactive 21st century folklore of the Revolutionary City.
Tour the City
See inside famous residents’ homes, like that of George Wythe, or explore the Capitol, where a successful vote initiated American independence.
Tour the Art Museums
Take an in-depth look at an exhibit with a guided Art Museum Tour or venture on your own into the collections of furniture, ceramics, and textiles from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Tour the Gardens
Tour our vibrant 18th century gardens at your leisure or enhance your understanding of heirloom gardening techniques with a guided garden tour.
Give your legs a rest and see the city sights by horse-drawn carriage.
Behind the Scenes
Discover what goes on behind the scenes to give you an authentic experience. Explore the campus of educational outreach, library, and object conservation facilities. Learn about making the costumes worn in the Revolutionary City or the archaeological finds that informed the rebuilding of the Public Armory.
Guided Walking Tours
During the day, find out about Colonial Williamsburg’s gardens and what makes them grow or learn of the women of 18th century Williamsburg. By night, hear stories of ghosts and pirates or discover how the Civil War affected the town.
Bits and Bridles
Learn more about Colonial Williamsburg’s modern stable and rare breeds program during Bits and Bridles, a walking tour that allows guests to view the facilities, discuss animal treatment and training, and get up close and personal with some of the animals.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a not-for-profit, privately funded, educational and cultural organization. All proceeds from tickets to the Revolutionary City and museums, Colonial Williamsburg hotels, dining, Spa, shops, and golf courses directly fund the educational mission.
Colonial Williamsburg brings students into the heart of history by using modern technology to tell the stories of America’s past. The aim is to share this rich history and encourage citizen engagement through publications, online games, podcasts, music, photographs, videos, electronic field trips, classroom guides and teacher training.