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Operational Changes in Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In order to further limit health risks associated with the COVID-19 virus, Colonial Williamsburg will expand operational closures starting March 27 to include most of its hotel properties. All new and existing closures, including the Historic Area and the Art Museums, will be extended through April 30.

Closures beginning March 27:

  • Williamsburg Inn
  • The Griffin Hotel
  • The Woodlands Hotel & Suites

The Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection will remain open, in part, to assist the City and public health officials with emergency needs. Additionally, the foundation has offered the Governor’s Inn as a potential emergency housing and care facility.

Existing closures extended through April 30:

  • Historic Area interpretive sites and programs
  • The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
  • Restaurants and most other food and beverage locations
  • The Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center
  • The John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library
  • Bassett Hall
  • The Custis Square archaeological site

Click here to read the press release for more information.

Colonial Williamsburg has also cancelled its annual Garden Symposium, originally scheduled for April 17-19, and postponed indefinitely other foundation-sponsored events including Mr. Jefferson’s Palace Garden Party, originally scheduled for May 1. The foundation has also postponed the Community Celebration for the expanded and renovated Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, originally scheduled for May 9 and 10, to a future date.

Good Neighbor Passholders, Annual Passholders, Virginia Resident Passholders and Art Museums Members who have Passes/Memberships that were valid during the closure period, will have their Passes/Memberships expiration date extended to compensate for the length of the closure. Once we re-open, please visit any ticketing location to have your pass/membership reissued with the new extended valid date.

A limited number of Colonial Houses remain open as does the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, open-air tennis facilities, The Cupboard grab-and-go food and beverage shop and the retail shop at Williamsburg Lodge. Colonial Williamsburg’s team is closely monitoring public health conditions and direction from public health and government officials and will respond immediately if additional government issued restrictions arise.

Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square remains open with individual shops and restaurants operating at their discretion and based on state directives. To help support these merchants during this difficult time, Colonial Williamsburg is waiving their rent payments for the month of April.

Resumption of operations is dependent upon reduced health risk and further guidance from government and public health officials. Colonial Williamsburg continues to work closely with government agencies, healthcare and private-sector organizations, William & Mary and others, and has aligned plans and responses with those of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Virginia Department of Health and other agencies.

Additional information on COVID-19, including additional preventative measures is available from the Virginia Department of Health at vdh.virginia.gov and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov.

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