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Presidents' Weekend

February 18-20, 2023

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.

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February is also Black History Month

Presidents' Weekend for CW Kids

Plan a Presidents' Weekend Trip

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be President? Find out this Presidents’ Weekend at Colonial Williamsburg. Experience the sights and sounds of 18th century Williamsburg where presidents Washington, Jefferson, and Madison roamed, and hear the stories of the great people that made America.

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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.

George Washington

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison

Further Reading

Washington’s First War

“5 Things You Might Not Know About Thomas Jefferson”

The Patron Saint of self-isolation

Growing Pains

Test your Thomas Jefferson Knowledge

5 Facts About George Washington

Plan Your Visit

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