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.Book Now
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
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.
Order in the Court
After a short exploration of the Courthouse and its surroundings, participate in a local court session where lives, liberties, and property are contested.
Explore the paradox of the institution of slavery and the movement for independence in a 60-minute walking tour that begins and ends at the Randolph Yard.
The Height of Colonial Fashion
Attend an Event
Meet Nation Builders, learn about Archaeological research and watch performances at the Play House Stage.
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.Learn More
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.
Experience Diverse Voices
Learn the stories of the diverse people who walked these streets nearly 250 years ago
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.
Tour: Women in Trades
Join us for a walking tour discussing the often-surprising realities of women’s labor, skills, and rights in 18th-century Williamsburg and the Colonial Atlantic World.
Voices of Their Hands
Discuss the lives of enslaved tradespeople on this walking tour. Hear from our historic tradespeople discussing their experiences interpreting skilled laborers and their work.
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.
Learn 18th-century skills first hand. From hand-sewing to woodworking there's something for everyone.
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.
At a Glance
Join us on a 20-minute guided tour and enjoy some Museum favorites at a glance.
Art Museums Admission
Good Stories about Great Stuff
Discover who created the object, who owned it, and how it ended up in our collection. A curator, educator, or conservator will examine an object each week.
Art Museums Admission
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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Our donors are the reason we can continue to create an authentic, immersive 18th-century experience for our guests. Since we are not state or federally funded, we rely on your support to fulfill our mission. Give today and help us keep this special place alive.