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Colonial Williamsburg

101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

Known worldwide as the nation's largest living history museum, Colonial Williamsburg operates the restored eighteenth-century capital of colonial Virginia. Although the primary focus of the 173-acre property is the Colonial period, there are a number of Civil War-related sites to be explored in the town. In addition to being the site of the Battle of Williamsburg (May 5, 1862), the town was a central mustering point for Confederates in 1861. Several Confederate hospitals were located here. Beginning in mid-1862, the town was occupied by Federal forces for three years. Much of the battlefield, several Confederate redoubts, and many Civil War-specific buildings survived.


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From I-64 east take exit 238. Turn right onto Virginia 143 east, then turn right on Route 132 south and go through the traffic light and bear to the left, following the signs to the visitor center, where you should begin your visit.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, gas, handicapped access, gift shops, shuttle buses, carriage and wagon rides, museum, tours, visitors center, colonial costume rental, evening programs (including tours, dances, concerts and reenactments), restaurants, shopping, golf, spa and fitness center, theater, several inns and lodges located close by. "Revolutionary City" includes live action, theatrical performances, gardens, guided tours of original 18th century buildings, personal interaction with townspeople, and three museums.

Regular Events

July: July Fourth celebrations, including fireworks and entertainment; Second Sunday after Thanksgiving: Grand Illumination held, including fireworks and entertainment; Colonial Williamsburg holiday celebrations held from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. Full listing of events available at:

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Admission Fee

Single-day ticket: adults $41.95, youth $20.95, Multi-day Ticket: adults $49.95, youth $24.95. children under 6 free for all tickets. Various packages and annual passes available - prices listed online.


Daily: 8:45AM - 5:00PM, with seasonal variations. Evening programs are also available. Please call for information.



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