Colonial Williamsburg Tickets in Williamsburg, Virginia

101 Visitors Center Dr.Williamsburg, VA 23185
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With Colonial Williamsburg tickets, you can explore the challenges of 18th-century life against the backdrop of the American Revolution and interact with the townspeople. Enjoy historical reenactments, trade shops, world-class art museums, vibrant gardens, costume interpreter guided tours of historic buildings, parking and complimentary shuttle service.

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  • Experience an 18th-century colonial capitol and meet the people who bring history to life.
  • Discover two world-class art museums with thousands of objects on display.
  • Choose from single day ticket and multiday ticket options.
  • Park at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center and take advantage of the complimentary shuttle buses to the Historic Area.
  • Even though there's a shuttle, there will still be plenty of walking and standing. Wear layers and comfortable walking shoes.
  • You can walk through the city in a day if you're willing to skip a few attractions, but 3 days is recommended to get the full experience.


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Experience life as it was in the 18th century. Explore the homes and buildings where men like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Patrick Henry inspired the fight for independence.

Scores of original buildings, hundreds of homes, shops, and public buildings are reconstructed over 301 acres - most on their original foundations. Rare animal breeds, trades, and gardens add layers of authenticity to the recreated town.

Find yourself fully in the nation's yesterdays as you dance with an 18th-century instructor, walk with curators and gardeners, take part in a witch trial, or march with the Fifes and Drums. Find these programs and many more offered daily in Colonial Williamsburg's Revolutionary City.

Admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg is included with a multiday or single day ticket, enriching the guest experience beyond the Historic Area's living history. The distinctive collections of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum are now under one roof. Discover colorful and imaginative pieces of folk art made by amateur artisans in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Then explore examples of American and British antiques from the 17th–19th the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

The Revolutionary City of Colonial Williamsburg stretches over 301 acres and includes 88 original 18th-century structures. Hundreds of houses, shops and public outbuildings are reconstructed on their original foundations. Some buildings are open to the public, while others are private residences and administrative offices. A flag at a building's entrance indicates that the site is open.

When the sun sets, Colonial Williamsburg's live entertainment continues. Whether you are interested in taking a walking ghost tour or watching an 18th Century play, you are sure to find a program that will entertain and inspire you.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Williamsburg

What is Colonial Williamsburg?

The largest living history museum in the United States, Colonial Williamsburg is a private not-for-profit foundation that operates the restored 18th-century capital of colonial Virginia and the adjacent all-encompassing resort.

Where is Colonial Williamsburg?

Colonial Williamsburg is part of Virginia's Historic Triangle which includes Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. It's located at 101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185, midway between Richmond and Virginia Beach.

When can I visit?

Colonial Williamsburg is open 365 days a year.

How long does it take to tour the Revolutionary City?

Colonial Williamsburg offers its guests a variety of opportunities to relive the Revolutionary War period. Depending on your interests or focus, visits vary in length and activities. Guests can get a small sample of the Revolutionary City in about half a day, but plan to stay at least two or three days to enjoy the full experience. Colonial Williamsburg is filled with exciting historic sites, informative programs that are constantly changing and expanding, and family-friendly fun.

Is Colonial Williamsburg wheelchair accessible?

A limited number of folding wheelchairs are rented on a first-come, first-served basis from the Visitor Center. Ramps and wheelchair lifts are available at selected sites, but many buildings require a few steps.

Where can I park at Colonial Williamsburg? Is there a bus system?

Automobiles are not permitted in the Revolutionary City, but shuttle-bus service is provided. Colonial Williamsburg parking is available at the Visitor Center. Shuttles travel between the Visitor Center and the Revolutionary City and circle the town from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Designated stops are indicated on the map in your “Colonial Williamsburg This Week” program guide available at the Visitor Center. Shuttles with wheelchair lifts are available. Shuttle service is free to all ticket and pass holders.

What should I make plans to see at Colonial Williamsburg?

When you arrive, start your visit at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center to pick up a free copy of “Colonial Williamsburg This Week.” This weekly program guide will show you which buildings are open and which programs offered during your visit along with a map and helpful tips.

Are there places to eat at Colonial Williamsburg?

From historic taverns to modern sandwich shops and bistros, the Revolutionary City, Colonial Williamsburg Resort, and Merchants Square have plenty of choices to please all tastes. Restrooms are available, and cool drinks can be purchased throughout town.

Are there places to shop?

The Colonial Williamsburg Resort and the Revolutionary City are complemented by convenient and unique shopping options. From luxe home accessories to authentic reproduction 18th-century flatware and furniture—you’ll find the perfect gift, souvenir, or accent for your home.

Which buildings of Colonial Williamsburg can I enter?

Buildings with flags at their entrances are open to ticket holders. Not all colonial buildings are open to the public; some are privately occupied by employees of Colonial Williamsburg and their families, and some hold administrative offices.

What happens during bad weather?

Some outdoor programs are presented only when weather permits. Building tours continue during inclement weather, and the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg are open daily.

What can we do in the evening?

Evening programs include tours, plays, dances, concerts, and reenactments. Evening meals in colonial taverns are complete with strolling musicians and 18th-century fare. From romantic to kid-friendly, there’s something to do every night of your stay.

Are costumed people in character?

All costumed interpreters will be acting as residents of the Revolutionary City and will portray the period leading up to or during the Revolutionary War. Many guests enjoy dressing in 18th-century costume, and you may encounter them during your stay.

Do you need tickets for Colonial Williamsburg?

While you do not need a ticket to walk around the city, admission tickets are required to enter buildings and experience programs in the Historic Area, including interpreter-guided tours of the city's most iconic sites. Your admission ticket also grants you access to multiple programs throughout the day on the Charlton and Play House stages as well as the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, including stage-programs and performance twice a day in the Hennage Auditorium. You’ll also be able to take advantage of Colonial Williamsburg's complimentary shuttle service.