The newly expanded and updated Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg is opening its doors to the public as part of Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Discover the amazing stories behind beautifully curated exhibitions in our two world-class museums for FREE for one day, and consider joining our membership for 365-days of access!
Dates & Times
Free Day at the Museums
Captives to Citizens
Discuss the 18th c. practice of captive taking, and subsequent adoption, in eastern woodland tribes – and the unique definitions of citizenship in these American Indian communities
Sam, a Black soldier, tells his heroic story of self-liberation, his encounters with the Shawnee, his supposed enemy, and those who enslaved him. Which army will he fight for?
Art Museums Admission
Meet the Gardener
Garden volunteers answer questions about growing flowers and vegetables in the Historic Area.
Free Event Ticket