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Visit this Winter

Visit tradespeople in their shops, explore the Magazine, discover something new at Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, shop our signature stores, and enjoy comfort food at Chowning’s Tavern!

The Historic Area is open 9:30 a.m.to 4:30 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

Save on Tickets

Whether you have one day to visit, or want unlimited visits for the rest of 2021 at an amazing price, we have the perfect discounted ticket or special offer for you. Your admission ticket or pass is your key to a limited selection of featured Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area sites, trades, programs, and gardens, as well as access to two art museums and free shuttle service. Plus, get tickets online for a totally touchless experience!

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Preservation and stewardship of the colonial capital requires routine maintenance, and we schedule necessary building closures during the winter to take care of our sites. Double check that your favorite spot is going to be open while you’re here. Please note the following closures:

  • Capitol (closed for maintenance Jan. 19-29)
  • Governor’s Palace & Grounds (closed for maintenance Jan. 4-15)
  • Randolph Kitchen & Yard (closed for maintenance March 1-12)
  • Public Armoury (closed for maintenance Feb. 8-19)

Visit this page for additional operations details, and our events calendar to check what’s open during your visit.

Season Favorites

Dominion Energy Presents Liberty Ice Pavilion

Fire a Flintlock Musket

Carriage Rides

Special Events

Presidents' Weekend

Black History Month

Women's History Month

Plan Your Visit

Explore 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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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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Winter Warmers

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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Colonial Williamsburg Explorer App

Digital Ticket Redemption

Map & Guide

Support CW

Buy Gift Cards


Explore Virtually

Travel Back in Time from Your Couch

Explore Virtually

Please note that some images may have been taken prior to COVID-19. All guests are required to wear face masks when indoors, and they are recommended outdoors. Face coverings will be worn by Colonial Williamsburg staff. Learn more here about our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff and what protocols we have in place.