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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.


Rare Breeds

Read about the rare breeds program.


History Daily Fact

Slaves often mended, patched, and embellished their clothing to create an individual style.

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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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