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Visitors & Guests

Call 1-855-756-9516

Planning your trip, receiving your Vacation Planner, or learning more about Colonial Williamsburg daily events has never been easier.

Request reservations or get information by sending email to cwres@cwf.org.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

P. O. Box 1776
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776
(757) 229-1000

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Please use this website's Search engine to see if the information you seek is already posted. Staff time for responding to email inquiries is very limited.


Archaeology For general questions about archaeology or the archaeological program at Colonial Williamsburg.
Architectural Research Limited information on house plans, building materials, and paint colors are available. Include your postal address and/or phone number; the information you seek may not be available in electronic format.
Bookstore The Visitor Center Bookstore specializes in books relating to the 18th century. It has an extensive collection of children's educational books for teachers and home educators. To place a credit card order, call (757) 565-8450. For visitor information, please call 1-855-756-9516.
Change of Address To change your name, address, telephone number, or email address in Colonial Williamsburg's customer and member databanks, please use the link at left to inform the foundation's database manager. Please include your previous full name and address so that we may verify your information in the database. You may also notify us if you wish to be removed from the database, or if you prefer not to receive mailings.
Colonial Clothing Colonial Williamsburg's popular Costume Design Center resource list, formerly available by email request, is now available online. You may print the list in web page format or download it in Microsoft Word format. The list is one of several resources in the Colonial Clothing section on this web site. See also Mary Dickinson Millinery.
Conference Planning Planning a meeting or group event? Our experienced conference staff would love to help. See our meeting facilities or call (800) 822-9127 for more information.
Contribute to Colonial Williamsburg Thank you! The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization responsible for the restoration, preservation, and interpretation of the 18th-century capital of the colony of Virginia. The Foundation's educational programs are made possible by admission ticket revenue, hotel and restaurant income, and the sale of Williamsburg® products. Donors of $35 or more receive a subscription to Colonial Williamsburg: The Journal of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, published three times a year.
Call Center Customer Care Agents will answer your questions about Colonial Williamsburg's programs, events, and facilities. You may also request reservations. To receive printed information on planning your vacation include your postal address and ask for a Vacation Planner. You may also contact the Customer Care Center by calling 1-855-756-9516.
Continuing Education Continuing Education (formerly the Williamsburg Institute) provides visitors with the opportunity to spend several days exploring a topic in depth. It offers a variety of educational conferences and seminars. Programs focus not only on aspects of the 18th century, but also on subjects from the 17th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Employees Not all Colonial Williamsburg employees have access to email accounts. If you are trying to reach an employee who you think has email, the addressing convention is (lower case) first initial + last name@cwf.org. Example: jdoe@cwf.org. You may also call the central switchboard Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and ask for the employee by name: (757) 229-1000.
Employment All available positions are posted as soon as they are open to accept applications. Position descriptions and employment applications are available online. Further questions may be emailed to an employment representative.
HERO Bring the excitement of Colonial Williamsburg into your classroom! HERO is Colonial Williamsburg's online multimedia library of history education resources developed for teachers and students in grades 4 to 8. HERO features programs from Colonial Williamsburg’s award-winning Electronic Field Trip Series and includes videos, student web activities, and teacher lesson plans available for on-demand instruction. Students in schools subscribed to HERO  have access to exclusive interactivity throughout the school year on our message board. Also, during the seven live Electronic Field Trip broadcasts, they can email a character from the program, phone in questions to a panel of characters and historians, participate in our instant feedback poll, and join in the conversation on Twitter. For more information or to subscribe, email HEROSupport@cwf.org, visit www.history.org/hero, or call 800-761-8331.
Historic Trades Ask questions of Colonial Williamsburg's historic tradesmen and tradeswomen. Inquiries are answered in the order received and may require four to six weeks for response. Include your postal address.
Historical Reenactors Contact the manager of historical reenactments at Colonial Williamsburg for information on how your reenactment unit can participate in upcoming events. Sorry, we are not able to accommodate requests from individuals or families.
Library Reference Desk Staff can advise you of resources in the Rockefeller Library but cannot do lengthy research for you. Inquiries are answered in the order received; response may take four to six weeks. If photocopies are appropriate, charges are $1.00 per page, with a limit of 25 pages; please advise if you wish to set a lower limit or prefer to receive no copies. Include your postal address and/or phone number; the information you seek may not be available in electronic format.
Library, Visual Resources Staff can advise you of photographic resources available for use in publications, lectures, and exhibits or for research purposes. Fees for photographic reproductions and publication rights will be charged. Send written requests with all pertinent details via email, or via fax (757) 565-8548. You may also call (757) 565-8542 for more information.
Mary Dickinson Millinery Mary Dickinson Millinery is pleased to offer for sale approved historical clothing for the discriminating lady. The shop offers the following clothing for ladies and children: cloaks, bedgowns, shortgowns, petticoats, pockets, aprons, shifts, stockings (clocked and plain), hand-crafted organdy caps (plain and decorated). Call (757) 229-1000, ext. 2483 for more information.
Media The Communications Office provides press kits with color slides, video, and reference material. Staff can arrange interviews with character interpreters and experts on 18th-century Virginia for publication or broadcast. You may also call (757) 220-7286 for more information.
Museum Exhibits and Programs Contact at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum to find out more about current and upcoming exhibits.
Miscellaneous Don't know whom to ask? Colonial Williamsburg's telephone and email operators will route your inquiry.
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