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Colonial Williamsburg Tour

Colonial Williamsburg

When you visit the world's largest living history museum, you become part of one of the greatest stories ever told. This is the dawn of America. Our 18th-century city is alive where the dreamers with a bold vision quite literally changed the world. You'll meet artisans, craftsmen (and women), and talk with America's founding generation whose diversity, aspirations, and struggles shaped who we are today. 18th-century artifacts take center stage at the Art Museums, many of which were discovered by archaeologists just blocks away. This isn't just history. This is where history comes alive.

Colonial Williamsburg

When you visit Colonial Williamsburg's 18th-century city, you'll discover why Williamsburg was the capital of Virginia, the largest and most prosperous American colony. At the Capitol, independence was declared before all other colonies, setting the pace for the American Revolution. Men and women from all walks of life walked these streets, and you're following in their footsteps.

Tradespeople use real 18th-century tools and techniques in their crafts, many of which have been around since the beginning of our civilization. These skilled men and women are true apprentices, journeymen, and masters and they hone their skills with every hammer, needle, or plow.

George Wythe House

Our most famous buildings give you a new understanding of life in the 18th century and you'll feel as if you stepped off a time machine. At the George Wythe House, you'll be transported to the age of enlightenment, when students of George Wythe, such as Thomas Jefferson, were introduced to revelations in science and the arts. When you visit these sites, you're standing on the exact same ground as influential nation builders such as George Mason, Martha Washington, and James Madison.

For more information on Colonial Williamsburg visit their website at https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com



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