In late 1718, a Royal Navy expedition, dispatched from Virginia, killed Blackbeard the pirate off the coast of North Carolina. Also at that same time, 15 members of his crew were captured and brought to the Public Gaol in Williamsburg. They were tried for piracy at the Capitol by Virginia Governor Alexander Spotswood in early 1719. Join in this recreation of the actual trial of Israel Hands, a member of Blackbeard's crew. Hear the evidence and make a judgment! How would you sentence a pirate? Due to the subject matter, this program is not recommended for young children.
Take part in an exciting auction! Bid on selected items from Colonial Williamsburg stores as well as exclusive items not available elsewhere.
Open to the Public
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
Visit a Nation Builder- George Mason
Step into the past with George Mason, Father of American Rights.