September 1 through October 31, all guests 50 or older can pay for a day’s admission and get the rest of the year FREE.*
Experience Colonial Williamsburg during one of the most beautiful times of year when the Historic Area is surrounded by the vibrant colors and crisp air of Autumn. Explore our new art exhibitions, stroll through our gardens, and visit 18th-century trades.
Return as often as you like throughout the holiday season. Our Grand Illumination kicks off more than 100 holiday tours and programs.
Candlemaker – 18th-century candlemakers manufacture raw materials and finished products using historic tools and processes.
Carpenter’s Site – Watch how the carpenter uses hand tools to transform trees into lumber, cut and raise the heavy timber frame of a house, then enclose that frame with siding and roofing.
Expanded Gunsmith Shop – Working in a shop near the Capitol, members of the Geddy family were gunsmiths, cutlers, founders, and silversmiths.
New Tailor Shop – Nearly everyone employed the services of a tailor to make and to mend some of their garments. The tailors will be moving to an expanded shop in a new location starting April 4, 2016
Musket Range – Come fire 18th-century firearms at the Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range. Participants will learn the history and become familiar with two 18th-century weapons used during the Revolutionary War.
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America’s Historic Triangle
Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, Virginia
The birthplace of American democracy. Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown are three locations in Virginia that lay claim to where America was born. The first permanent English settlers arrived at Jamestown in 1607. At Williamsburg, the ideas of independence and revolution took form. The siege of Yorktown in 1781 was the last major battle of the American Revolution. In this Historic Triangle, Europeans, Indians, and Africans came together, and the result was the United States of America.
Clockwise: Repica ships at Jamestown, Actors dressed in Colonial attire, Entrance to Historic Yorktown, Historic Jamestown Settlement.
The corners of Virginia’s Historic Triangle mark major events in the story of colonial America and are connected by the scenic 23-mile Colonial Parkway.
Images from Riverwalk Landing and Yorktown, Virginia.
From left: view of York River bridge from Riverwalk Landing, statues of General George Washington, Commander of the American forces, and Admiral Francois DeGrasse, Commander of the French Fleet.
Photo above: These two statues at Riverwalk Landing are of General George Washington, Commander of the American forces, and Admiral Francois DeGrasse, Commander of the French Fleet. Yorktown is the site of their joint victory over Cornwallis which led to the end of the American Revolution.
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