With a visit to the living history town of Colonial Williamsburg, visitors will meet the people who made the Revolution a reality. Learn how they lived, what they ate, what they did every day and their hopes and fears for their country and lives in the New World.
Over 20 tours, self-guided and guided, are offered daily on a variety of topics including those on the rare breeds of colonial American farm animals and on the design and upkeep of the gardens among others. See the city by carriage and go in the homes of 18th-century residents. Visit the tradespeople at work and see a tailor making clothes, see weapons and tools being created at the Public Armoury, and even help the historical gardener at the Colonial Nursery plant herbs used in medicine and cooking. Museums featuring art and antiques from Great Britain and the United States from the 17th-19th centuries dot the Revolutionary City and include hands-on activities and shops selling replicas of 18th-century furniture and flatware.
Finish out a day of touring by enjoying an 18th century inspired meal at an authentic tavern or choose a more modern menu at one of the many cafes and restaurants in the area. George Washington was said to have thoroughly enjoyed the seafood at Christina Campbell’s Tavern while the barbecue classics at Huzzah! BBQ Grille is finger-licking good.
Nightly tours and events are always favorites for visitors. Ghost tours and living history presentations such as an 18th-century witch trial are opportunities for participation in the history of the city. Other events include performances, colonial games, dancing, and theater of colonial-era shows.