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Colonial Williamsburg's Mission

"That the future may learn
from the past."

Bringing History To Life

Visit During the Holidays

Enjoy family-friendly programming, explore over 30 historic gardens, and discover something new at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

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CW Blog

Where the past ignites the present. Keep up with what's happening behind the scenes, plus tips for visiting, history, and much more.

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Your gift to Colonial Williamsburg will directly support our mission: "that the future may learn from the past." We rely on the generosity of friends like you to carry out our daily work.

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