If you want to show students America, start at the beginning at Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg offers customized hands-on school and group visits in the city where George Washington first took elected office, Thomas Jefferson learned law, and Patrick Henry spoke out against the Stamp Act.

It’s all here to be discovered

Photo: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Va.
Governor’s Palace, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Va.

Include a tour of one of Williamsburg’s iconic buildings: the Governor’s Palace or the Capitol. Learn 18th-century etiquette or how to play colonial games. Take a dance lesson. Explore daily life in the household of an average family. And no visit is complete without stopping by some of our historic trade shops. Our tradespeople do not just demonstrate 18th-century skills, they keep them alive, handcrafting high-quality goods that are used in the city and sought after by leading museums and collectors.

We have everything covered 

Photo: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Va.
Reenactment, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Va.

Take advantage of every minute you have by participating in one of our evening programs. Witness mock witch trials in Cry Witch, hear chilling tales in the Ghosts Amongst Us tour, or experience African American storytelling in Papa Said, Mama Said.

Bring the past back to the classroom

Photo: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Va.
Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Va.

Bring the classroom to life with high-quality, engaging multimedia materials from Colonial Williamsburg. The free, online Resource Library simplifies planning and classroom instruction through age-appropriate, cross-curricular materials, activities and lessons. Create your FREE account at ResourceLibrary.history.org.

Make Colonial Williamsburg your next great adventure, and be confident that you’ve given the next generation what they need to write the script for their chapter in the American story.

To begin planning your journey into the past, call 800-228-8878 or email groupsales@cwf.org.