- 9 hours (Approx.)
Get an in-depth experience of colonial America and the Revolutionary War when you delve into Colonial Williamsburg's interactive world. Visit colonial-era government buildings, family homes and craftsman shops as you explore the extensive exhibits at this living museum. Meet interpreters in period costume who bring history to life as they speak as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other famous and common people.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Entry/Admission - Colonial Williamsburg
- Entry/Admission - Public Hospital Museum
- Entry/Admission - Governor's Palace
- Entry/Admission - Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
- Entry/Admission - DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
- Entry/Admission - Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center
9am to 5pm
Visit: Colonial Williamsburg, 101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565
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
Visit: Public Hospital Museum, 325 W Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
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
Visit: Governor's Palace, Northern End of Palace Green Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
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
Visit: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, 325 W Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
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
Visit: DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, 325 W Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103
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
Visit: Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, 201 W Duke of Gloucester St (Just west of Palace Green), Williamsburg, VA 23185-4201
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
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Evening programs include tours, plays, dances, concerts, and reenactments
- Evening meals in colonial taverns include strolling musicians and 18th-century fare
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
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.
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.
Spent 1 day in each. Very quaint places. Thought they could have had more reenactments in Jamestown.
For history enthusiasts, this place must be added to your list- especially the museum of 1770 life.
I took 5 kids with me ages 8 to 16 and they all had a great time. There really is somehing for everyone, as long as there is curiosity and interest in learning.
This was the best thing for our trip. We got our badges at the visitor center the first day and then went to see everything. We purchased the 7 day pass which gave us entry to everything. Well worth the money.
We spent 2 days touring the exhibits and demonstrations in Colonial Williamsburg and loved it even with the rain on the first day. We had come prepared with rain gear so we were able to spend the day walking to many of the exhibits because they are in the buildings and as a result the show went on. The second day was a vacation dream with Sunny skies, mild temperatures and a light breeze and that made it perfect for one of the carriage rides with the informative driver whose demeanor fit the experience perfectly. We were able to interact with several of the artisans, craftspeople and presenters and I must complement all for the excellent presentations we were able to witness. This would be a great adult excursion or family exploration to get a feel for where the United States came from.
You will need admission to visit this wonderful historical part of our USA past. By purchasing you Viator admission voucher before you go will by-pass long lines and get you touring this marvelous part of our country's history.
This card covered just about everything we wanted to do in the Williamsburg area. It is so nice to present your card and not have to worry about payment at each event. It's convenient and accepted without a problem. Very cost effective. I highly recommend this card.
Loved this package! So much to see! You need 7 full days to see it all. Museums were amazing and the towns are a must see, even if you don't like history. Relearned so much about the beginnings of our nation!
The package for 3 days at Williamsburg was great. The only problem was we thought it encompassed the 3 towns of Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown, but it did not. We chose the 3 day pass for 50/adult. We thought it was to use 3 out of 7 days, but found out we had to use 3 consecutive days. To get all of the towns we would have had to chose the highest priced package, but that was not clear in the advertising. So, we had to pay extra for the museum in Yorktown and the Jamestowne settlement. Also, we were lucky enough to have a National Parks Old Age pass yes, we are seniors to enter the visitor centers museums, otherwise we would have had to pay extra for those too. I would suggest you call the centers directly and ask questions before you book online to make sure things haven't changed. We found several times that the charging venues had changed since the website was written being told we notify the online vendors, but we cannot guarantee they change the information. Also, we found out some of the things we would have liked to have done didn't start until mid-April.
It was a great trip and I would recommend it highly!
There is so much to do and you will need more than one day to cover everything. I loved the witch trial and enjoyed the participation as a member of the jury. When I was in Williamsburg it was so hot and so I didn't have the energy to cover as much as I would have liked but I still found it worth the effort.
Inspiring, beautiful, patriotic, great reminder of what our country went through to become a country!
I thought it was an excellent experience. I would recommend it for everyone. We took the three day tour and that wasn't enough time to see everything. I would suggest going again.