What to See & Do in Williamsburg



Close to local attractions, guests at Williamsburg Hospitality House may visit nearby Historic Jamestowne, the Governor’s Palace, and many other historical attractions in Colonial Williamsburg. Discover the birthplace of American Democracy at America’s Historic Triangle: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown.

Special passes can be obtained from a unique website (AmericasHistoricTriangle.com) for unlimited admissions to five of the most visited historical attractions in the area. Packages include three premier living history museums and two National Parks, including Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement and Museum, Yorktown Victory Center, Historic Jamestowne, and Yorktown Battlefield.

The first permanent English settlers arrived at Jamestown. The flames of revolution were fanned at Williamsburg. Independence was won in the final victory at Yorktown. Create family memories by attending this conference and taking in the wonderful historic opportunities within minutes of the conference site.

A walking tour of Historic Williamsburg is being planned for early afternoon Sunday, April 14. A dinner excursion to Historic Chowning’s Tavern is being planned for Monday evening, April 15.

Click here for the Historic Williamsburg Tourism Site and the Colonial Williamsburg Sites for additional attractions, events, and links!


Chowning’s Tavern*

109 East Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
tel: 757-229-2141 | 800-447-8679 | website | *Reservations recommended

Step back in time to the 18th Century and sit down at a tavern in Colonial Williamsburg for dinner and Gambols (entertainment of the time: music, singing, magician with tricks, games & fun).

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
tel: 757 220 7693 | website

19th-century folk household objects (toys, kitchenware, paintings, furniture, etc.) are on display at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

Painters and Paintings in the Early American South

325 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
tel: 757-220-7554 | website

This ground-breaking exhibition will bring together paintings by artists working in the 18th-century South and others produced abroad for southern patrons.

A Grand Medley of Entertainments

April 15, 7:30 PM  to 08:30 PM
Kimball Theater, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185
tel: 757-565-8588 | 800-447-8679 | website

Owen Murdock's company gamely tries to present a Grand Medley--an 18th-century traveling variety show!  Their misfortunes provide a comedy of errors for the entire family to enjoy. A colonial entertainment so amusing that even Colonel Washington would have laughed! $18 adults, $9 children.

Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop  & Public Armoury

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

Witness the blacksmiths and armorers hard at work as they shape iron and steel into the tools, hardware, and weapons needed to fight a Revolution

Colonial Williamsburg Orientation Walks

Greenhow Lumber House (& Palace Green Street)

Many of the buildings, like the Courthouse, Magazine, and Wetherburn’s Tavern, have stood in Williamsburg since the 18th century. Others, like the Capitol and Governor’s Palace, have been reconstructed on their original foundations. Some of the buildings are used as private residences and offices. Flags out front indicate areas open to guests.

Colonial Williamsburg Courthouse

Sun,M,T,W,Th,F,Sat 9-5
East Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

Participate in a mock trial—as a plaintiff, defendant, juror, or audience member—and experience the drama of the court.

Tavern Ghost Walk

Daily 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 9PM - 10PM
Shields Tavern

Learn of the ghosts that still haunt the taverns and historic buildings of Colonial Williamsburg. This family-friendly program is suitable for all ages and is wheelchair- and stroller-friendly. Enjoy spirited and interactive 21st-century folklore of the Revolutionary City. Tours leave from Shields Tavern. $12 adults; $7 children (under 12)

Historic Jamestowne

1368 Colonial Parkway, Williamsburg, VA
tel: 757-220-7554 | website

Historic Jamestowne is the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America. Ongoing archaeology at the site of James Fort has changed our understanding of the struggles and triumphs of early 1600s life in Virginia. Jointly administered by the National Park Service and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation on behalf of Preservation Virginia.



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