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Colonial Williamsburg Trades
Ancient crafts are practiced with 18th-century methods in The Revolutionary City.
More than druggists, the apothecary diagnoses and prescribes.
Practical and beautiful handmade baskets carry all manner of loads.
Crafters of hardware for homes and tools for fellow tradesmen.
Molding, drying, and firing bricks for construction and repair.
Fine furniture with exquisite detail represents high status.
Carpenter & Joiner
Indispensable builders in the age of wood.
Creators of casks for everything from wine to gunpowder.
Setting history's table using authentic recipes and methods.
Fine gardens, tools, plants and colonial techniques
Gunsmith & Founder
Masters of forge, file, and wood.
Middling farmers grow corn, tobacco and cotton using 18th-century techniques.
Makers of shifts, gowns, aprons, hats and cloaks.
Printer & Binder
The colonial press is a powerful tool.
A trade practiced in America since 1610.
A sculptor of silver, from first pour to final polish.
Creator and cutter of bespoke gowns and suits for men and women.
Weavers grow in prominence when embargoes ban imported cloth.
Wooden wheels bound in iron are works of strength and balance.
Ladies and gentlemen are crowned with the latest styes.