Tip for Visitors
Nation Builders were part of their community, and you never know who you may run into on your visit. In addition to programs on the events calendar, various Nation Builders can be found throughout the Historic Area. Make use of the Colonial Williamsburg Explorer App to find Nation Builders during your trip!
Coming this fall!
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is making history by adding the first American Indian historical figure to its iconic Nation Builder program. Oconostota was a well-known and respected member of the Cherokee nation and a part of a Cherokee delegation that came to Williamsburg in 1777.
Meet a Nation Builder
Visit a Nation Builder- Edith Cumbo
Step into the past with Edith Cumbo, Free Black Sister, Mother, Fighter, Founder.
Visit a Nation Builder- George Wythe
Step into the past with George Wythe, teacher, lawyer, judge, and revolutionary.
Visit a Nation Builder- Marquis de Lafayette
Step into the past with the Marquis de Lafayette, French Hero of Two Worlds.