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Share something historic at the world’s largest living history museum, bringing the 18th-century colonial capital of Virginia to life. Your admission ticket grants you access to historic sites as well as visits with historic tradespeople and staged performances throughout the day. Add a stay at our official hotels and a few colonial-inspired meals for the perfect summer getaway.

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.

Plan Your Visit

Start planning your Colonial Williamsburg vacation with a few key essentials. Stay in the heart of the action at one of our official hotels. Purchase admission tickets to get full-access to our historic trades, sites, and Art Museums. Be sure to check out our Colonial Williamsburg event calendar to find out what’s happening in the colonial capital during your visit.

Stay With Us and Save!

Receive up to two complimentary length-of-stay admission tickets when you book your stay directly through Colonial Williamsburg Resorts!

Admission Tickets

Day trip access to guided sites and Art Museums

Events Calendar

Use the CW Planner to check out what’s happening and open.

Season Favorites

Round out your adventure with one of our season favorites. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance!

Haunted Williamsburg

Fire a Flintlock Musket

Carriage Rides

Hands-On Trade Workshops

Make a Bracelet

Types & the Press: An Intro to Printing

An Apprentice Founder's Workday

Make According to Art

Make a Stitched Book & Decorative Paste Paper

A Shoemaking Primer

Play the Fife & Beat the Drum

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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New & Noteworthy

(re)educate

What Goes Up

Summer in the Valley

Special Events

July 4 Celebration

Family Fun

Behind The Scenes

Trip Planning Tools

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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Experience Diverse Voices

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

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Dining

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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Explore Outdoors

Arboretum & Gardens

Bassett Trace Nature Trail

Rare Breeds

Rare Breed Pastures

TOOLS FOR A TOTALLY TOUCHLESS EXPERIENCE

Colonial Williamsburg Explorer App

Digital Ticketing

Map & Guide

Support CW

Shop

Gift cards

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