Ornamental Separator

Colonial Garden

Trades

CW Admission Required

Handicap Accessible

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

  • Tuesday

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

  • Wednesday

    Closed

  • Thursday

    Closed

  • 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.

Meet a historic gardener and handle the specialty tools used in the 18th century for planting and harvesting crops. Learn about the herbs and vegetables that were commonly grown for food and the flowers that ornamented the landscape.

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Laying out the Garden

A Feast for the Senses

Butterflies in the Colonial Garden

Luxury Vegetables of the 18th Century

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Annual Garden Symposium

Sankofa Heritage Garden

Visit this plot within the Colonial Gardens to discover a heritage garden planted with vegetables that would have been grown and tended by free and enslaved Black gardeners. Learn more in the video below.

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Green Thumbs & Garden Enthusiasts Itinerary

Cool green spaces, flower gardens, big shade trees, and more. See why people keep coming back to our gardens!

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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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Art Museums for CW Kids


Explore items from the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg's collection. Learn cool facts, have some fun with at-home craft projects, and find out where to see these items in person when you visit!

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