Ongoing research projects and outreach initiatives allow us to continuously improve our understanding of our history and share it with guests and digital audiences in pursuit of our mission, that the future may learn from the past.
US: Past, Present, Future
We’re excited to invite you to US: Past, Present, Future, a national conversation series exploring the vital intersection of current events, our shared history, and the enduring promises of America. Join us for monthly virtual conversations, including two cornerstone events.Learn More
Research & Education
Custis Square Archaeology Project
Our archaeologists are in the middle of a 5-year exploration of Custis Square, the 4-acre pasture across from the Art Museums where the 18th-century home and gardens of John Custis IV once stood. Learn more.
First Baptist Church Archaeology Project
Colonial Williamsburg archaeologists are also excavating the site of First Baptist Church, one of America’s oldest churches founded entirely by Blacks, under the guidance of the congregation. Learn more.
Ongoing Archaeology Projects
Our archaeologists are working to ensure that archaeological resources are identified and preserved. This year, we’ll be conducting several small-scale excavations. Learn More .
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