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Meet Our Nation Builders

Nation Builders portray real historic figures associated with 18th-century Williamsburg who made significant contributions to the American story. Meet a Nation Builder during your visit who helped shape their time, and whose legacy continues to influence and inspire American ideals.

Tip for Visitors

Nation Builders were part of their community, and you never know who you may run into throughout your visit. In addition to programs on the events calendar, various Nation Builders can be found during the Spring season daily from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Wythe House, and Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. around the Palace Green (weather permitting). Make use of the Colonial Williamsburg Explorer App to find the Nation Builder in these locations!

Aggy of Turkey Island

Ann Wager

Clementina Rind

Edith Cumbo

James Armistead Lafayette

James Madison

George Mason

George Washington

Gowan Pamphlet

Marquis De Lafayette

Martha Washington

Patrick Henry

Thomas Jefferson

George Wythe

Meet a Nation Builder