What did Williamsburg’s 18th-century residents eat — and how did they cook it? Check the Governor’s Palace Kitchen hours to see these interpreters prepare authentic colonial dishes, using the equipment and recipes that fueled the colonists.
Feed your appetite for history in our colonial kitchens, taverns, and coffeehouse.Learn More
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Is that a cello? Or a viol?
Explore the history, construction, and repertoire of these two bowed stringed instruments, and hear them both in action!
Visit with the Apothecary
Discover how much, and how little, medicine has changed since the time of George Washington. Limited seating.
Embroidery, a Branch of the Millinery Trade
Milliners often advertise that they practice "the trade in all its branches." Visit the Margaret Hunter Millinery Shop as they highlight different branches, including embroidery.
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.View All