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Visit this Fall

Get away this fall and savor the radiance of autumn in the colonial capital. Our expansive arboretum, bursting with striking fall colors, is the perfect backdrop for celebrating craftsmanship with our world-renowned tradespeople, taking a romantic carriage ride, or exploring 301 acres of living history with your family. Plus, visit the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg to discover more on display than ever before.

Enjoy costumed-interpreter guided tours of historic sites, multiple staged programs per day, access to visit and speak with tradespeople, and admission to our two world-class art museums, all included in your ticket. Digital ticket redemption is available and encouraged for a 100% touchless ticketing experience.

The Historic Area is open 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. daily | Download a map & program guide here.
The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Stay & Save

Stay at the Colonial Williamsburg Resorts and save when you book two nights or more during the week with our Fall Getaway package.

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Plan Your Visit

“We especially enjoy visiting in the fall. The leaves are changing, the shops have their fires burning to ward off the cold temperatures and fill the air with the wonderful smell of wood smoke.”


“I just can’t say enough good things about CW. It is absolutely spectacular in the Fall.”


“Few places can top the beauty of Colonial Williamsburg, especially in the fall!”


Savor The Season

Evening Programs

Lighting of the Cressets

Revel at Chowning's Tavern

New & Noteworthy

My Story, My Voice - Joseph Martin, Indian Agent

Draw Thy Sword

Isaac Bickerstaff: The Deed Without A Name

Firing the Brick Kiln

Visit the Historic Area

Discover government sites, family homes, and historic trades.

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Attend an Event

Meet Nation Builders, learn about Archaeological research and watch performances at the Play House Stage.

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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 art.

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Dine With Us

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.

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Experience Diverse Voices

Learn the stories of the diverse people who walked these streets nearly 250 years ago

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Special Events

Constitution Day

LGBTQIA+ history month

American Indian Heritage Month

Veterans Day Weekend

Walking Tours

Join in on one of the many walking tours throughout the Historic Area. Learn more about the lives and events of 18th-century Williamsburg residents.

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Watch Theater Performances

Whether you’re seeing our whimsical outdoor plays or Nation Builders sharing their stories, theatrical performances are great entertainment while you rest your legs.

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Hands-On Activities

Learn 18th-century skills first hand. From hand-sewing to woodworking there's something for everyone.

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Behind the Scenes

Attend an Event at the Art Museums

Take a deeper dive into the exhibitions at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg with expert led discussions.

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Attend a Musical Performance

Enjoy the sounds of 18th-century Williamsburg. Enhance your experience with authentic music performed by our musicians.

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Explore Outdoors

Arboretum & Gardens

The Best Ways to See Fall Colors


Colonial Williamsburg Explorer App

Digital Ticketing

Map & Guide

Support CW


Gift Cards

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