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
Take a guided tour of the first floor of the Capitol. Learn about the founding principles of our government and your rights and responsibilities as citizens of a new republic.
Explore the paradox of the institution of slavery and the movement for independence in a 60 minute walking tour which begins and ends at the Randolph Yard.
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.