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Colonial Williamsburg Admission

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Williamsburg, United States

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Discover Colonial Williamsburg and experience all this renowned historic city City has to offer. Learn about life in colonial America and the American Revolution. Enjoy the historical reenactments and theatrical performances, the vibrant gardens and art museums, plus guided and self-guided tours of the original 18th-century buildings and homes and personal interaction with the townspeople. Parking is included.
  • Choose the Colonial Williamsburg pass for 1 or multi-day. Vouchers are valid until the end of the calendar year
  • Upgrade your experience with the America's Historic Triangle option: seven consecutive days' admission to Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center, and Yorktown Battlefield
  • Learn about life in colonial America and the American Revolution
  • Tour 18th-century government buildings and family homes
  • Watch tradespeople practicing as blacksmiths, printers, milliners and more using methods from the 1700s
  • Travel back in time as you watch historical reenactments by expert interpreters
  • Visit two excellent art museums to see artifacts and folk art from colonial America
Admission to all of Colonial Williamsburg’s historic sites, trade shops and art museums, with complimentary shuttle service and parking, are included in your voucher. 

A day at Colonial Williamsburg begins at the Regional Visitor Center. Find the latest information on current activities and events and plan your visit to this renowned historical city. Watch the film Williamsburg—the Story of a Patriot for an introduction to the history of Williamsburg.

From here, it’s a short walk across the pedestrian bridge to life in the 18th century. Colonial Williamsburg covers more than 300 acres, with 88 original 18th-century buildings, plus hundreds of homes, stores and public buildings that have been rebuilt on their original foundations. Meet the townspeople, tradespeople, shopkeepers, political figures, women and the enslaved who call Williamsburg home. Learn about their hopes, struggles and fears in these uncertain times. Explore the challenges of daily life set against the backdrop of revolution and look for opportunities to play a role as a citizen of colonial Williamsburg.

At the Governor's Palace, enter the years immediately before the Revolution and experience the grandeur of royal government in Virginia just before its collapse. Step into the tumultuous year of 1776 at the Capitol, colonial Virginia’s seat of power. Experience the stark contrasts of freedom and slavery at the house of one of the most prominent families in Virginia at the Peyton Randolph House. Watch a blacksmith take a red-hot iron from the fire of his forge and, with hammer in hand, beat it into a variety of tools, hardware and weapons at Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury.

See how and where the residents of Williamsburg made a living. Explore the buildings where revolutionary ideas were born, discussed and disputed. Get an intimate glimpse into 18th-century life with an invitation to enter local homes and gardens.

Hungry? Enjoy a mixture of restaurants, bars, lounges and cafés, for a historically inspired family meal or an intimate evening of creative cuisine. There are also more than 20 unique stores for the perfect gift, souvenir or addition to any home.
Itinerary
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Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg’s historic area covers more than 300 acres, with 88 original 18th-century structures, plus hundreds of houses, shops and public buildings that have been rebuilt on their original foundations.
Duration: 4 hours 
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Public Hospital Museum
Walk among the haunting voices of past inhabitants of this "part jail, part infirmary" hospital ward. The first if its kind in North America, this facility, dedicated solely to care of the mentally ill, used treatments that would be unheard of today.
Duration: 15 minutes
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Governor's Palace
Enter the years immediately before the Revolution and experience the grandeur of royal government in Virginia just before its collapse. Feel the tension between the rulers and the ruled in this revolutionary time as the British government's authority was increasingly questioned. Home to seven royal governors and the first two elected governors in Virginia, the Palace was meant to project British authority and wealth. From the large display of period swords and guns to the elegant décor and grand ballroom, the Palace was built to impress.
Duration: 20 minutes
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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
Art is in the eye of the beholder. In the galleries of the folk art museum, you'll discover an amazing variety of paintings, sculptures, and other objects created by talented, self-trained artists and craftsmen. In fact, it's one of the largest collections of American folk art.
Duration: 30 minutes
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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum houses a variety of the "finer things," including the world's largest collection of southern furniture and one of the largest collections of British ceramics outside England. Relax in the Portrait Gallery, attend a lecture or musical event in the Hennage Auditorium, or take part in a hands-on activity in the Education Studio.
Duration: 30 minutes
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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
this three-centuries-old Episcopal church has hosted many famous patriots. At the time of the Revolution the Church of England was the official church, and all Virginians were expected to attend regularly. Ask knowledgeable parish volunteers your questions or attend one of the Sunday services in this original building, which still serves an active community.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Colonial Williamsburg Admission?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Colonial Williamsburg Admission.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Colonial Williamsburg Admission?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Colonial Williamsburg Admission.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Colonial Williamsburg Admission?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Colonial Williamsburg Admission.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colonial Williamsburg Admission?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Colonial Williamsburg Admission.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Colonial Williamsburg Admission?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Colonial Williamsburg Admission.

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Very Sad Experience
Laurie_S
, Jul 2020
You should be more clear on the fact that it is a self guided tour. My husband has Parkinson’s and we could only see the Governor’s Mansion and a few streets of other places. Most of it was closed. For $110, we were really upset! Do not do this if you are not able to walk a lot.
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on our own
DonnaBigD
, Jun 2020
When I got the tickets I thought it was for a group tour. I called the 800 # and Customer Service told me we would be shuttling in a group of 9. When we got to the Visitor Center they told me the tickets were for a self/guided tour. I was very disappointed and felt the ad for this “tour” was misleading.
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A Great investment
AmS
, Feb 2020
I wasn’t sure what to expect - this was a great investment. The info doesn’t break it down very well - Colonial Williamsburg is a “living museum”. The pass is absolutely necessary if you want to enjoy the full experience. Three days is definitely enough for a leisurely exploration. It gets you access to the shuttle bus, and entry into 95% of the homes/shops - without these passes you can’t even get in. At the Palace, the Wyatt House, the Everard House, the Coffee House and the Capital Bldg, you get guided tours. In all the other shops there are trained artisans there working their crafts and giving lectures on everything from brick making to wig making to looming and the apothecary. These volunteers are extremely knowledgeable, and friendly. They encourage audience participation when appropriate, and really make the experience one to remember. My kids loved it. They studied the Revolution the year before we went and this was a great way to bring that history to life for them.
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Thanksgiving day visit
93rubyvette
, Dec 2019
A great place to visit and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at one the taverns in Colonial Williamsburg.The crowds were very light and it was very enjoyable to have Thanksgiving during that period in history.
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Great Day Trip!
Vacationer793178
, Jul 2019
I spent the afternoon at Colonial Williamsburg and highly recommend this historical attraction as something every American should know about.
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History Tour
Cavman66
, Jul 2019
Been there as a child, took my children and now grandson. Great venue and entire experience was excellent.
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The vast amount of history in this...
gail v
, May 2018
The vast amount of history in this area is beyond amazing. We did the historic triangle and it was well worth the money. We spent four full days between the 3 areas.
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The Williamsburg, Yorktown and...
Clyde Y
, Mar 2018
The Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown Visitor Centers are great. The opportunity to view a film prior to visiting the exhibits gives people a good idea about what they will see and ideas about what they will look for.
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Lots of fun with the kids. They...
Steve C
, Dec 2017
Lots of fun with the kids. They learned a lot and enjoyed themselves.God to go on vacation where you can have fun AND learn about your country.
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Spent 1 day in each. Very quaint...
elizabeth c
, Oct 2017
Spent 1 day in each. Very quaint places. Thought they could have had more reenactments in Jamestown.

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