Take a guided tour through Custis Square, where archaeologists are excavating the four-acre property 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 statesman. Talk with archaeologists in the field about what the current excavation can tell us about Custis' garden landscape and the enslaved men and women who built and maintained it.
Site tours meet at the corner of Francis and Nassau Streets and last approximately one hour. Open to visitors of all ages.
The terrain is grassy and may be difficult for wheelchairs. Weather permitting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free reservation required. Space is limited for this program. To book your reservation, please visit a ticket office or call our Guest Services at (888) 965-7254.
Dates & Times
Tour: Custis Square Archaeology
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After exploring the galleries, drop by the Education Studio and create a work of art inspired by an object on exhibit.
Art Museums Admission
Performance: Family Theater
The Jug Broke Theatre Co. present from their repertoire of plays, ballad operas, and music bringing the spirit of 18th-century theatre to you!
Special Event: Answer the Call
Much of African Music is based on call and response. The drum announces itself first to the community, then waits for a response back to the drummer. How will you answer the call?
Open to the Public