Colonial Williamsburg

History Museum
Historic Williamsburg, Williamsburg
  • Colin L.
    "Best place to park is at Merchants Square."(4 Tips)
    Christopher S.
    "- wonderful step back in time to the 18th century."(3 Tips)
    Chris M.
    "Lots of good information and great reenactments."(3 Tips)
    Benjamin M.
    "Governors mansion tour"(3 Tips)
85 Tips and reviews
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  • 18th century
  • reenactment
  • merchants square
  • historic sites
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  • Sofia U.
    Sofia Uz1 week ago
    This place is great, atmospheric and educational
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SacraApril 27
    Been here 25+ times
    I go every year, and stay in the colonial houses. - wonderful step back in time to the 18th century. Love the taverns and trade shops as well as historic homes, and best of all, the music programs.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PorterMarch 23
    Been here 5+ times
    Fife and Drum Corps are awesome. Maze at the Governor's Palace is fun for adults and kids. Weapon demonstrations are fun. Learn your history America.
  • Kelli W.
    Kelli WilsonFebruary 23
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely check out the wig shop. Very interesting what was in style back then.
  • Slightly P.
    Slightly PerfectOctober 5, 2017
    From Merchant Square to top-notch acting, this immerses you in historical times. Great for kids! The night-life is conducive for adults!
  • Pete
    PeteJune 2, 2017
    Lot's of good tour's and shop's.
  • Emily
    EmilyMay 28, 2017
    I recommend going with plenty of time to walk around and explore. That way you can poke through the shops and get swept up in the re-enactments and demonstrations.
  • Duane D.
    Duane DrzadinskiApril 28, 2017
    Loved the brickyard! Kids got dirty and enjoyed every minute.
  • Chad H.
    Chad HembreeJanuary 11, 2017
    One of the best preserved pieces of American history. Please go see this place if you ever get the opportunity.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MondiOctober 28, 2016
    Lots of good information and great reenactments.
  • Fran
    FranOctober 7, 2016
    Everything. Very well done.
  • Nils
    NilsSeptember 2, 2016
    Great copy of the original Williamsburg with attention to detail. In case you're in the area you gotta visit this place.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DavissonAugust 26, 2016
    Nice diggs, lots of stuff to do in the surrounding areas
  • Colin L.
    Colin LordJuly 31, 2016
    Best place to park is at Merchants Square.
  • Edward B.
    Edward BryantJune 24, 2016
    The Call to Arms performance that reenacted free Blacks joining the revolution was excellent.
  • Jim V.
    Jim VarkerJune 24, 2016
    Historical reenactment
  • Wes M.
    Wes MorganJune 21, 2016
    Great way to spend a day learning history.
  • Joshua K.
    Joshua KelleyJune 18, 2016
    Lots of Colonial history and Historic places you can visit. Makes for a great day trip for anyone interested in history.
  • Tanya B.
    Tanya BertoneJune 17, 2016
    Interactive things for kids to get involved in. Great learning experience.
  • Sabrina D.
    Sabrina DetzelMarch 31, 2016
    Lots of places to explore
  • George S.
    George SmallJanuary 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Visit twice a year and never grow tired of it.
  • Meghan P.
    Meghan PhelpsJanuary 2, 2016
    Went ice skating but the ice was partially melted and slushy.
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FaganDecember 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Support your local living museum. (Buy a season pass)
  • Jen I.
    Jen ImbimboDecember 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Wife and I love to come here once a much to do and see
  • Lindsey
    LindseyDecember 7, 2015
    Make sure you visit the Great Hopes Plantation even though its a little off the beaten path from the Duke of Gloucester Street
  • Nick S.
    Nick SweetmanOctober 15, 2015
    Expensive entrance fee, but once you're in, it's totally worth every penny. Great family fun.
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel CardielSeptember 7, 2015
    Really cool place, but a bit pricey.
  • Red B.
    Red BSeptember 5, 2015
    Tons of stuff to checkout!
  • Padraig R.
    Padraig RianAugust 23, 2015
    Take the carriage ride!
  • Benjamin M.
    Benjamin MaxwellAugust 18, 2015
    Lots of fun with great history presentations! Governors mansion tour moves quick so be ready to take it all in fast!
  • Veronica Vera Z.
    Tours! Re-creation of the revolutionary town...
  • lauren d.
    lauren deGJuly 21, 2015
    Check the weather and take the shuttle.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BJune 26, 2015
    This place is awesome turn back in time. Plenty of history to see and interact with. Great tours. Get your tickets online. Two days would give you enough time to spend quality time.
  • Kristen J.
    Kristen JefferyJune 12, 2015
    This place her seriously out priced itself. Skip it and head to Jamestown instead.
  • Matt
    MattJanuary 5, 2015
    Nothing else like it anywhere. Such a fun and special place
  • Dawn S.
    Dawn SandersSeptember 21, 2014
    Beautiful place, rich in history!!
  • Phil W.
    Phil WilliamsAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Download the Colonial Williamsburg Explorer mobile app to help find your way around and view daily events!
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LAugust 12, 2014
    So much to do...almost need about two days or so if you want to see everything. So much history to be learned.
  • Mary
    MaryJanuary 2, 2014
    Fun and informative. I did find that sometimes the commercialization overshadowed the historical correctness. However, most of the interpreters were nice, helpful, and balanced 2013 and 1776 well.
  • Susie E.
    Susie EastonDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The BEST family trip you'll ever take!!!! You'll earn so much and have an amazing time with your family and/or friends!
  • John L.
    John LatshaNovember 16, 2013
    It's a great place to just walk around and relax and soak up history.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Michelin Travel & LifestyleSeptember 17, 2013
    All things 18th century are re-enacted here to entertaining effect, but the most hands on fun can be had with the bricklayer, the wig maker, or at the evening dances. - Green Guide Editor
  • Amy K.
    Amy KennedyAugust 7, 2013
    Start here when you take the tour. Less crowds!
  • Vicki B.
    Vicki Bacon-ThomasAugust 3, 2013
    It's impossible to see it all in one day.
  • Jana L.
    Jana L.July 29, 2013
    Fun, but pricey. You can park at Merchants Square (lots of yummy food!) and walk through C.Williamsburg without paying the entrance fee, though you won't be able to enter the homes/buildings.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BassettJuly 10, 2013
    A picturesque version of living history. Buying a Patriot Pass allows access to points of interest like the Governor's Mansion, strolling the streets and shops is informative as well.
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HarrisJuly 10, 2013
    It is best to go when it's not hot. Go on a perfect day! Go see EVERYTHING! Don't let a hot day ruin it for you.
  • Mac
    MacJune 25, 2013
    Try the re-enactments!!!!!!
  • Karlee
    KarleeJune 22, 2013
    It's very hot during the summer! Wear shorts and comfortable shoes, as this place is big!
  • Karina S.
    Karina SenguptaMay 24, 2013
    Don't miss the coffee shop where you get a free sample of some delicious hot chocolate
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