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Historic Site: Raleigh Tavern

Guided Sites

CW Admission Required

Handicap Accessible

Closed currently

  • Monday

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

  • Tuesday

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

  • 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

    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Taverns in the 18th century were a place where men and women could find food, drink, and lodging, but they also provided places where tradespeople could ply their skills and share the latest news. In that spirit, the Department of Performing Arts finds a warm place to ply their trade and rehearse for the upcoming seasons. Discover how Virginians react to the Boston Tea Party news and see the Performing Arts prepare to share the stories for the coming year. We look forward to you pulling up a chair to watch us work and share the latest news that has come to Williamsburg, both past and present! This experience is offered Wednesday through Monday, weekly. On Tuesdays, learn about how the Raleigh Tavern served as a critical stage for Virginia's political ambitions amid intensifying debate about liberty, ultimately leading to our nation's independence. As you tour this site, you will learn about different perspectives on the extraordinary events that took place here.

Raleigh Tavern Cam

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Reproducing Sir Walter Raleigh

Colonial Williamsburg Conservators Preserve a lead bust of Sir Walter Raleigh

All Hands on Deck

Historic Trades, facilities staff work together to construct a new porch for the Raleigh Tavern

Serious Fun

Taverns were sites of political discussion and entertaining diversions

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