Explore the influence and enjoy the music that has come from nearby and distant shores to shape the music of Early America.
Dulcimers and Folk Flutes - September 5 and November 14 - Join Timothy Seaman for a demonstration and performance on hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, autoharp, psaltery, zither, bamboo flute, pennywhistle.
America's Music - September 12, November 7, and November 21 - Join Brian Forsman and Bill Weldon for a musical journey from Early America through the Civil War , to contemporary Americana.
The King's Delight - September 19 - Join Barry and Lynn Trott for an afternoon of songs featuring the kings and queens of Great Britain, good and bad, from the 16th through the 18th century.
Music of the Common Man (and Woman) - September 26 and October 10 - Join Kelly Kennedy as she sings early American songs known to the housewife, the plowman, the yeoman and the tradesman, with roots in Ireland and the British Isles to new life in the colonies.
Things that Go Bump in the Night - October 31 - Join Lynn and Barry Trott for a spooky Halloween concert of songs and tales about ghosts, hauntings, and other uncanny happenings from the time of Jamestown to the 20th century.
Dates & Times
Music: Early American
Music: Fife & Drum March
The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums, representing military field musicians, march from the Capitol to the Palace Green.
Open to the Public
Special Event: 250 Years of Eastern State Hospital
Join us on the front lawn of the Public Hospital of 1773 on Francis Street, Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 2 p.m. to commemorate 250 years of organized Mental Healthcare.
Open to the Public
Performance: A Soldier's Journey
Meet John Jarret Carter, a solider in Washington’s army and a barkeep in Williamsburg. The year is 1781 and Williamsburg stands on brink of invasion!
Art Museums Admission