Ornamental Separator

Carpenter's Yard

Trades

CW Admission Required

Handicap Accessible

Open today until 5:00 p.m.

  • Monday

    Closed

  • Tuesday

    Closed

  • Wednesday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Thursday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Friday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Saturday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Carpentry was one of the most common trades in Williamsburg. From one end of town to another, houses, shops, sheds, dairies, smokehouses, kitchens, and storehouses exhibit the handiwork of carpenters. Discover how our experts use hand tools to transform trees into lumber, cut and raise heavy timber building frames, and enclose new structures with siding and roofing.

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Timber!

Working Wood In The 18th Century

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DIY-ers & Makers Itinerary

See the time before power tools and meet our world-class artisans in the Historic Trades. Must see for DIY and makers of all ages!

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Historic Trades

Discover craftsmanship in more than 20 trades, where modern-day practitioners use 18th-century tools and techniques to apprentice in — and eventually master — blacksmithing, woodworking or gunsmithing, just to name a few.

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