February 19-21, 2022
Take advantage of the long weekend to visit the place where it all began. Before they were presidents, Virginians George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison were shaped by their experiences in Williamsburg. Meet them and discover the roles that each played in Virginia’s colonial capital and how that prepared them to be Commanders in Chief.
A Public Audience with the 3rd President, Thomas Jefferson
Meet with President Jefferson as he looks back over his long career in public service.
A Public Audience with the 1st President, George Washington
Meet with President Washington as he looks back over his long career in public service.
A Public Audience with the 4th President, James Madison
Join President James Madison as he reflects on the invention of the executive branch of the United States.
A Public Audience with the 1st First Lady, Martha Washington
Join Mrs. Washington as she speaks about being the first President’s wife and the expectations placed upon her while the new Nation watches on.
An Evening with the Presidents
Join George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison for a discussion of their experiences as president. Hosted by Barbara Hamm Lee.
Open to the Public
February is also Black History Month
Nation Builders Discuss the Institution of Slavery
Join two Nation Builders to discuss how they viewed the complicated tragedy that was the institution of slavery.
Art Museums Admission
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.
Slavery and the Law
On your visit to the Capitol, discover how enslaved African Americans interacted with and were impacted by the law. Tours every 20-30 minutes.
Meet Our Nation Builders
Learn more about the important role Williamsburg played in the lives of three early Virginians who held the office of the presidency.
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