The weather has turned in a very nice direction just in time for Spring Break. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of families spending their days off with us here in Williamsburg. So if you’re looking for a few tips for enjoying the 18th century with kids (and without too much stress), here are a dozen suggestions….
“What’s your favorite song?” Marvin asks a guest after inviting him to take a turn grinding corn in the yard behind the Randolph House. It’s one of many unexpected surprises guests will encounter in the reimagined Historic Area….
Celebrate Women’s History Month throughout March with programming that provides insights into the lives of women from all social stations in colonial and Revolutionary Virginia, revealing their struggles and their aspirations. Each program is inspired by one or more period sources, either written by women, about women, or of significant relevance to 18th-century women’s lives….
There hasn’t been a Virginian in the White House since Woodrow Wilson a century ago, but back in the day a stream of Old Dominion natives held the nation’s highest office. Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe: from 1789 until 1821, only the second president, Massachusetts’ John Adams, interrupted the Virginia dynasty….
Join us in February as we celebrate Black History Month with a full schedule of special tours, programs, films, and more. Although we tell these stories throughout the year, the special focus this month allows us to appreciate just how far we’ve come—and how far we still have to go….
As a lover of Colonial Williamsburg who lives only a few miles from the Historic Area, I spend time either volunteering or practicing my photography there almost daily. So after a few days being laid up at home with a sore foot (tendinitis) and experiencing the all-too-common winter symptoms of cabin fever, I decided on this particular day to venture back to my favorite place and see what I might be able to photograph. I had no way of knowing at the time that it would be such a fantastic day….
A gloomy winter’s day is the perfect time for a virtual trip to Williamsburg. We have lots of ways to learn more about the history, architecture, and trades, including some you may not know about. Let these suggestions help inspire you to plan your next visit….
From our special little lamb Edmund who stole the hearts of so many, to the nostalgic resurrection of America’s favorite doll Felicity, to the unexpected controversy over 18th-century necklines—it was a memorable year, to say the least, for the Making History Team. Here’s what you, our readers, found the most interesting of all the topics we covered….
So your shopping is done (show-off!), the presents are wrapped, and the family is dangerously close to channel surfing. What to do? Why not spend part of your Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day, with us? There’s a festive atmosphere, amazing decorations, and full slate of family-friendly activities on tap. Here’s a guide that might help….