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Experience the Life

  • African American Experience

    African American Experience

    See the hopes and struggles of enslaved and free African Americans.

  • Animals


    Rare and unusual breeds make an authentic living landscape.

  • Christmas


    The town is trimmed in signature style in Williamsburg at Christmastime.

  • Christmas

    Colonial Social Classes

    Social stratification in the colonial era.

  • Home and Beauty Recipes

    Cosmetic Recipes

    18th-century reciepts to perfect your appearance and scent your person.

  • Family


    Trace the roots of the American family all the way back to the 18th century.

  • Food


    Bring the Revolution to your table with recipes from our taverns.

  • Gardening


    Ornamental, edible, or medicinal, gardens bring bounty from the soil.

  • Manners


    Read the rules that guided the founders.

  • Politics


    Dig deeper into the causes and outcomes of the war with Britain.

  • Religion


    Learn the role religion played in the colonies.

  • Tools


    Discover elegant tools evolved for exacting tasks.

History is Served


18th-century recipes for the 21st-century kitchen

This blog-format recipe collection presents an 18th-century "reciept" alongside a 21st-century translation every two weeks. Cook along with us, send your comments and questions, and enjoy a taste of history. Explore