Take a guided tour through Custis Square, where archaeologists have embarked on a 5-year exploration of the 4-acre home and early 18th century gardens of John Custis IV. Learn about his time in the burgeoning capital city of Williamsburg and what our previous excavations have revealed about the wealthy planter and statesman—and talk with archaeologists in the field about what we’re learning from the current project! Site tours meet at the gate at the corner of Francis and Nassau Streets. Tours begin at 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, and 3pm. Capacity for each tour is limited to 10 guests.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting.
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Rediscover Custis Square
Slavery and the Law
On your visit to the Capitol, discover how enslaved African Americans interacted with and were impacted by the law. Tours every 20-30 minutes.
Drop in to the Art Museums for a special pop-up exhibition of artifacts from Custis Square and the First Baptist Church archaeology sites!
Open to the Public
Women and the Law tours
Uncover the stories of women who engaged with the highest levels of colonial law and government as not only victims but active participants - even criminals. Tours every 15-20 min.