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 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.
The terrain is grassy and may be difficult for wheelchairs. Weather permitting. Open to visitors of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Dates & Times
Tour: Custis Square Archaeology
Presentation: Musket Demonstration
Military Programs staff will demonstrate the loading and firing of the musket. Experience the sounds and smells a soldier experienced during the Revolution.
Open to the Public
Music: Viola da Gamba, From England to Virginia
Join Governor’s Musician Brady Lanier in exploring the musical journey of the viola da gamba from England to Virginia.
Art Museums Admission
Performance: Visit with Colonel George Washington
Step into the past with George Washington, Colonel of the Virginia Regiment. Through stories and questions, explore the hopes, choices, and challenges he faced.