Now is your chance to enlist in the Continental Army. As a recruit, see what it was like to be a soldier in the 18th century. Learn how soldiers lived, fought, and survived an eight-year ordeal to become free and independent. Raise your hand to affirm your allegiance to the 13 United States of America, and your journey will begin. This event is held outdoors in all weather conditions, so dress accordingly and be prepared for walking and some physical activity. Due to safety issues, every attendee must be an active participant.
In Defense of Our Liberty
Come explore the Magazine Yard and discover how this military storehouse and Virginia's diverse peoples shaped an empire and defined a new nation.
Home Educator Basic Rudiments with Gowan Pamphlet
Come and learn the ABCs of basic education to children, and the young at heart, in post-war Williamsburg. Meet one of America's unsung nation builders, Gowan Pamphlet.
Tinware Production in the Publick Armoury
Join Journeyman Tinsmith, Joel Anderson, to discover the diverse array of supplies made in the Tin Shop in support of Virginia’s Revolutionary military and government.
Art Museums Admission