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Travel back in time from your couch

With schools closed, social distancing recommended around the world, Colonial Williamsburg closed, and those who can working from home, we’re gathering materials here so you can escape to the 18th-century, learn a little and find some entertainment. We’ll be adding new blogs and content from the people who bring history to life, so visit often and share with your friends and family to combat boredom.

For Educators

Teacher Resources

New Interactive Timeline

Explore the events surrounding the Stamp Act like never before. Navigate from date to date, see what was happening in the rest of the world during each point, and dive into the details of maps and paintings illustrating the events that led to Revolution.

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New Posts

Questions I Get About Gowan Pamphlet

Connecting with the Past

“5 Things You Might Not Know About Thomas Jefferson”

Welcome, Lambs!

All Thing Being Equal

5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Martha Washington

Test Your Skills

Can You Name These Pre-restoration Buildings?

Test Your 18th-Century Knowledge

Download Activity Pages

Keep the kids engaged with free coloring sheets from The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, as well as activity pages about the American Revolution and Colonial Williamsburg.

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Try a New Recipe

Make an 18th-century style dish

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How To Make Chelsea Buns

How to Make Carrot Puffs

The Great Cake Debate

Colonial Crafts

DIY Spring Wreath

Do-It-Yourself: Always in Bloom

Punch the Lights Out

Explore Our Collections

5 Lions in our Collections

Inside the Textiles Lab

Furber's Flowers

Meet our Nation Builders

Read about the people who helped shape their time, and whose legacy continues to influence and inspire American ideals.

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Trend & Tradition Magazine

The latest issue features the African American Music ensemble, George Wythe, a look at 18th-century weddings, and cabbage recipes.

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Plan Your Visit

Yes, we’re all stuck at home now, but there’s nothing like the anticipation of a vacation, even if it has to be a few months away.

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