What did Williamsburg’s 18th-century residents eat — and how did they cook it? Check the Public Armoury 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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Growing a Colonial Garden
Explore this garden filled with vegetables and perfumed by heirloom roses and herbs.
Weavers at Work
Learn how flax, cotton, and wool are converted from tangled masses into orderly, precise fabrics.
Tradespeople in the Raleigh Tavern
Visit the silversmiths, wigmakers, bookbinders, public leatherworks, and more to explore the techniques and tools used in their 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.View All