Your visit to the Historic Area isn’t complete without the freedom to explore. We invite you to join us on one of more than 20 guided and self-guided tours—included in your admission ticket—offered daily. Enter into the homes and gardens of Williamsburg’s 18th-century residents, get a firsthand perspective from a curator, or see the city by foot on a walking tour.
Come stroll through the Rockefellers' garden at Bassett Hall! An interpreter shares stories about the family's visits in the 1930s and '40s, the flora and fauna they loved, the landscape architect who designed the gardens, and the events that unfolded under the Great Oak.
If you've ever wondered about 18th-century gardening techniques, this program is for you. Join one of our garden volunteers and get the answers to your questions.
Venture through private garden gates to explore restored 18th-century gardens. Learn the archaeological and historical evidence used to re-create these lush retreats. Exclusively for annual pass holders and hotel guests.
Wander the streets and gardens of Colonial Williamsburg's historic area while our guide conjures stories of spirits who still call Williamsburg home. For an engaging hour, listen to true tales of unnerving experiences shared by employees, residents, and guests: modern ghost stories featuring lost love, murder, betrayal, and things that go bump in the night!
After sundown, Williamsburg's haunted history comes out! During this one-hour walking tour, enter haunted properties and meet people who lived to tell of their experiences with the supernatural.... You may even meet ghostly inhabitants themselves! Each tour involves a different cast of characters. This program is not appropriate for young children.
Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Revolutionary City by horse-drawn carriage and surround yourself with the sights and sounds of our unique city.
The distinctive collections of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum are located under one roof.
Interested in the animals and carriages you've seen in the Revolutionary City? Discover Colonial Williamsburg's modern stable and Rare Breeds Program on this one-hour walking tour. View our facilities and vehicles, discuss animal treatment and training, and get up close and personal with some of our animals. You may even have a chance to try out a sidesaddle or inspect a horse's hoof. Space is limited so get your tickets early.
Go behind the scenes at Colonial Williamsburg's research, education, and preservation campus. Tours alternate between the library, conservation facilities, and educational programs studio. Guests may speak with experts about accurately re-creating the colonial city and caring for its material cutlure, or reaching out to teachers and students to share our colonial and Revolutionary stories. Limited to 15 guests. Everyone on the tour, including children, must have a ticket. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Exclusively for annual pass holders and hotel guests.
Annual, Good Neighbor, and Collegiate pass holders must purchase tickets by calling or in person at a ticketing location to receive their discount.