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Our Mission:

To feed the human spirit by sharing America's enduring story

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Learn the story of Colonial Willliamsburg's restoration - from country town to colonial capital.

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Code of Ethics

Colonial Williamsburg strives to conduct its activities in accordance with the highest ethical standards to assure accountability, informed decision-making, and policies that are consistent with the institution’s mission statement and public service responsibility. This is articulated in the Foundation’s mission and is supported by numerous policies and standards. Download our Code of Ethics

Environmental Initiatives

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Preserving the environment so that future generations may learn from our history is important to us. Colonial Williamsburg is pleased to participate in the Virginia Green Lodging and the Virginia Green Restaurant statewide environmental protection programs.


Colonial Williamsburg encourages recycling in the Historic Area and in our modern facilities by providing well-marked recycling receptacles. In addition, we provide a recycling center for our employees. The weekly map and program guide This Week follows the FSC Mixed Sources guidelines and is printed using controlled wood standards and recycled fiber.