Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, VA

Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area invites your group to embark on an 18th-century revolutionary adventure. Experience a colonial city and meet the citizens who helped build a nation. Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of ways for groups of all sizes, interests, and ages to explore the 301-acre Historic Area, browse our world-class indoor museums and discover something new about the creation of America.

Colonial Williamsburg is full of treasures including the The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum that is home to an extensive collection of American and British antiques. Attend lectures and musical performances in the Hennage Auditorium or a three-part exhibit of a Public Hospital of 1773. For a more contemporary approach enjoy the The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum that offers changing exhibitions of American folk art from its permanent holdings and museum loan shows.

Later it’s on to Bassett Hall, a 18th-century frame house located on 585 acres of gardens and rolling woodlands. It was in this house that John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his wife Abby Aldrich Rockefeller made their home during the early restoration of the Historic Area. Also include Great Hopes Plantation in your Colonial Williamsburg study visit and discover how most colonial Virginians lived. At this working farm, kids can become a part of daily life in a truly hands-on experience of rural life in the 1770s. Just a short walk from the Visitor Center, Great Hopes Plantation is an interactive history lesson your students will never forget.

During the year, Colonial Williamsburg designates several weeks as Homeschooler Experiences. In addition to the variety of activities and programming throughout the Historic Area, special programs are scheduled for homeschool participants including a variety of hands-on opportunities. Special rates are available during this period for homeschoolers. Groups or individuals are welcome. Sample itineraries are available.

Plan your group visit from mid-March through mid-November and experience the Revolutionary City® program - a group-friendly, dramatic street theater presentation. Choose one of Colonial Williamsburg’s School and Group Tours’ packages or customize your own group experience with the help of trained staff. For further information contact the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation at (800) 603-0948 or visit

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