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New Programs for 2016

New Programs for 2016 in Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is excited to introduce new and expanded programming coming in the spring 2016.
https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/new/

The Governors Palace in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
The Governors Palace in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Photo Joseph A. Tyson

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.

This is only a partial list. See the  complete list of new programming scheduled for the spring  of 2016 in Colonial Williamsburg.  www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/new/