In 1783, the Montgolfier brothers sent up the very first occupied hot air balloon in front of thousands of witnesses in Versailles, including Queen Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI, and Benjamin Franklin. We portray the events through the eyes of the passengers: a rooster, a duck, and a terrified sheep named Montauciel.
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American Indian Life Series
A different program each day will examine a specific aspect of American Indian history, society, and role in the American story.
From Excavation to Interpretation
Join a Nation Builder and a Colonial Williamsburg Archaeologist as they discuss important sites in Williamsburg from the 18th century to today.
Art Museums Admission
Fiddle Recital - David Gardner
Enjoy this fiddle recital by David Gardner, Violinist from Williamsburg, Virginia as you experience the sights and sounds of this beautiful 300+ year old worship center.
Open to the Public