The Declaration of Independence asserts that ‘all men are created equal’ and are endowed with certain unalienable rights—‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ When those words were written, over 52 percent of Williamsburg’s population was enslaved. Experience this museum theatre exploration of African American perspectives on the Declaration, the revolutions it inspired, and the ongoing struggle for equality and freedom in America.
Dates & Times
Join Colonial Williamsburg's Governor's Musick for a special evening of chamber music in the live acoustics and visual ambiance of the Hall of Burgesses.
Open to the Public
Nation Builders Discuss the Cost of Freedom
Join two Nation Builders as they discuss the Cost of Freedom.
Art Museums Admission
A Wooing We Will Go
Two men, Benedict and Ferdinand, try to win over the same woman, Isabella, in this fast-paced comedy written in the style of an 18th-century farce.