Meet Patrick Henry
His passionate speech spurred citizens to action.
Our American Revolution
Explore the causes, character, and consequences of an American Revolution that continues to shape lives around the globe.
Read about the rare breeds program.
History Daily Fact
Debate while writing the Bill of Rights was lengthy and often bitter.Learn more
Meet the citizens of Williamsburg
Learn about the people in this Revolutionary City who fought and struggled for the liberties that we enjoy today.more
Explore the Revolutionary City
In these buildings, people lived, worked, and made decisions that shaped our republic.more
Citizens at work
From andirons to wigs, our 21st-century tradespeople use period tools and techniques to preserve history.more
In Colonial Williamsburg's 301-acre Historic Area stand hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of the men and women of the 18th-century city—black, white, and native American, slave, indentured, and free—and the challenges they faced. In this historic place, we help the future learn from the past.
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