Discover government sites, family homes, and historic trades.
Historic Site: Governor's Palace
Experience the grandeur of royal government in Virginia.
Historic Site: Capitol
Rediscover the founding principles of our American government.
Historic Site: Public Armoury
Witness the effort of diverse individuals to support the Revolutionary War at this industrial complex.
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Featuring the best in British and American fine and decorative arts, plus the nation’s premiere collection of American folk artLearn More
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Arboretum & Gardens
Explore the 18th-century through our meticulously cared for grounds, from great period-appropriate oak trees to the formal palace gardens.Learn More
Founded in 1986, Colonial Williamsburg’s Rare Breeds program helps promote genetic diversity in livestock that research shows thrived in 18th-century colonial British America. Cared for by the Coach & Livestock department, horses, oxen, sheep, and fowl contribute to the living history museum in many of the same ways they would have contributed to the colonial capital.Learn More
Food & Drink
With a mixture of historic taverns, modern restaurants, and cafes located in and around the Historic Area, you’ll find the perfect place for a historically inspired family meal or an intimate evening of creative cuisine.
Whether you’re looking for souvenirs and books, furnishings for your home, or unique 18th-century jewelry handmade by our historic tradespeople, we have a shopping experience for you.