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Our Organization

Founded in 1926, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation maintains the world’s largest American history museum, where visitors can engage in immersive, authentic 18th-century experiences. The historic campus includes 89 original buildings and more than 500 meticulous re-creations of lost structures as well as two world-class art museums. The Foundation conducts ongoing historical, architectural, and archaeological research that underpins all exhibitions and programs in the Historic Area , in the art museums, and online.

Our Mission

"That the future may learn from the past."

Colonial Williamsburg Leadership

Board of Trustees

Senior Leadership Team


Get Involved


Colonial Williamsburg relies on talented individuals to provide and support exceptional guest experiences and learning opportunities across the Historic Area, Art Museums, world-class resorts and fine-dining establishments.

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Volunteers help Colonial Williamsburg fulfill our mission throughout the Foundation, including the Historic Area, offices, gardens and museums.

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Community Outreach

Colonial Williamsburg actively supports engagement with the Historic Triangle community of Virginia, which includes the City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County.

CW for Locals

Discover free annual events, concert series, holiday celebrations and much more…right in your own backyard!

Good Neighbor Pass

With this special discounted pass, local residents can enjoy unlimited admission to the Historic Area and Art Museums, and discounts on shopping, dining, evening programs and tickets for friends and family.