Colonial Williamsburg Admission

Williamsburg, United States

From USD 49.99

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Discover Colonial Williamsburg and experience all this renowned historic city City has to offer. Learn about life in colonial America and the American Revolution. Enjoy the historical reenactments and theatrical performances, the vibrant gardens and art museums, plus guided and self-guided tours of the original 18th-century buildings and homes and personal interaction with the townspeople. Parking is included.
  • Choose the Colonial Williamsburg pass for 1 or multi-day. Vouchers are valid until the end of the calendar year
  • Upgrade your experience with the America's Historic Triangle option: seven consecutive days' admission to Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center, and Yorktown Battlefield
  • Learn about life in colonial America and the American Revolution
  • Tour 18th-century government buildings and family homes
  • Watch tradespeople practicing as blacksmiths, printers, milliners and more using methods from the 1700s
  • Travel back in time as you watch historical reenactments by expert interpreters
  • Visit two excellent art museums to see artifacts and folk art from colonial America

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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101 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

What To Expect

Admission to all of Colonial Williamsburg’s historic sites, trade shops and art museums, with complimentary shuttle service and parking, are included in your voucher. 

A day at Colonial Williamsburg begins at the Regional Visitor Center. Find the latest information on current activities and events and plan your visit to this renowned historical city. Watch the film Williamsburg—the Story of a Patriot for an introduction to the history of Williamsburg.

From here, it’s a short walk across the pedestrian bridge to life in the 18th century. Colonial Williamsburg covers more than 300 acres, with 88 original 18th-century buildings, plus hundreds of homes, stores and public buildings that have been rebuilt on their original foundations. Meet the townspeople, tradespeople, shopkeepers, political figures, women and the enslaved who call Williamsburg home. Learn about their hopes, struggles and fears in these uncertain times. Explore the challenges of daily life set against the backdrop of revolution and look for opportunities to play a role as a citizen of colonial Williamsburg.

At the Governor's Palace, enter the years immediately before the Revolution and experience the grandeur of royal government in Virginia just before its collapse. Step into the tumultuous year of 1776 at the Capitol, colonial Virginia’s seat of power. Experience the stark contrasts of freedom and slavery at the house of one of the most prominent families in Virginia at the Peyton Randolph House. Watch a blacksmith take a red-hot iron from the fire of his forge and, with hammer in hand, beat it into a variety of tools, hardware and weapons at Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury.

See how and where the residents of Williamsburg made a living. Explore the buildings where revolutionary ideas were born, discussed and disputed. Get an intimate glimpse into 18th-century life with an invitation to enter local homes and gardens.

Hungry? Enjoy a mixture of restaurants, bars, lounges and cafés, for a historically inspired family meal or an intimate evening of creative cuisine. There are also more than 20 unique stores for the perfect gift, souvenir or addition to any home.

Colonial Williamsburg

Costume-interpreter-guided tours of the Governor’s Palace, Capitol, and Courthouse Admission to trade sites, to see and speak with expert masters, journeymen and apprentices practicing 18th-century trades Admission to daily staged performances on the Charlton Stage and in the Hennage Auditorium Admission to our two world-class art museums Free parking at the Visitors Center Complimentary shuttle service

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Evening programs include tours, plays, dances, concerts, and reenactments
  • Evening meals in colonial taverns include strolling musicians and 18th-century fare
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Kelly_B, Mar 2023
Not everything was open and it was nothing like when I visited years ago. Only a few of the “exhibits” were open and overall it was disappointing. If I’d known not everything would be open I wouldn’t have paid for the tickets and walked the main areas for free.
Wonderful experience
Janet_S, Dec 2020
Wonderful sights, great information, very knowledgeable staff. The tours are visitor friendly. When we had questions, the tour guides knew the answers.
Very Sad Experience
Laurie_S, July 2020
You should be more clear on the fact that it is a self guided tour. My husband has Parkinson’s and we could only see the Governor’s Mansion and a few streets of other places. Most of it was closed. For $110, we were really upset! Do not do this if you are not able to walk a lot.
on our own
DonnaBortnick_M, June 2020
When I got the tickets I thought it was for a group tour. I called the 800 # and Customer Service told me we would be shuttling in a group of 9. When we got to the Visitor Center they told me the tickets were for a self/guided tour. I was very disappointed and felt the ad for this “tour” was misleading.
A Great investment
AmS, Feb 2020
I wasn’t sure what to expect - this was a great investment. The info doesn’t break it down very well - Colonial Williamsburg is a “living museum”. The pass is absolutely necessary if you want to enjoy the full experience. Three days is definitely enough for a leisurely exploration. It gets you access to the shuttle bus, and entry into 95% of the homes/shops - without these passes you can’t even get in. At the Palace, the Wyatt House, the Everard House, the Coffee House and the Capital Bldg, you get guided tours. In all the other shops there are trained artisans there working their crafts and giving lectures on everything from brick making to wig making to looming and the apothecary. These volunteers are extremely knowledgeable, and friendly. They encourage audience participation when appropriate, and really make the experience one to remember. My kids loved it. They studied the Revolution the year before we went and this was a great way to bring that history to life for them.
Thanksgiving day visit
93rubyvette, Dec 2019
A great place to visit and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at one the taverns in Colonial Williamsburg.The crowds were very light and it was very enjoyable to have Thanksgiving during that period in history.
Great Day Trip!
Vacationer793178, July 2019
I spent the afternoon at Colonial Williamsburg and highly recommend this historical attraction as something every American should know about.
History Tour
Cavman66, July 2019
Been there as a child, took my children and now grandson. Great venue and entire experience was excellent.
The vast amount of history in this...
Gail_V, May 2018
The vast amount of history in this area is beyond amazing. We did the historic triangle and it was well worth the money. We spent four full days between the 3 areas.
The Williamsburg, Yorktown and...
Clyde Y, Mar 2018
The Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown Visitor Centers are great. The opportunity to view a film prior to visiting the exhibits gives people a good idea about what they will see and ideas about what they will look for.
Lots of fun with the kids. They...
Steve C, Dec 2017
Lots of fun with the kids. They learned a lot and enjoyed themselves.God to go on vacation where you can have fun AND learn about your country.
Spent 1 day in each. Very quaint...
elizabeth c, Oct 2017
Spent 1 day in each. Very quaint places. Thought they could have had more reenactments in Jamestown.
For history enthusiasts, this place...
Mark C, Sept 2017
For history enthusiasts, this place must be added to your list- especially the museum of 1770 life.
I took 5 kids with me ages 8 to 16...
Rachel F, Aug 2017
I took 5 kids with me ages 8 to 16 and they all had a great time. There really is somehing for everyone, as long as there is curiosity and interest in learning.
This was the best thing for our...
Corbin C, Aug 2017
This was the best thing for our trip. We got our badges at the visitor center the first day and then went to see everything. We purchased the 7 day pass which gave us entry to everything. Well worth the money.
We spent 2 days touring the exhibits...
Charles T, Aug 2017
We spent 2 days touring the exhibits and demonstrations in Colonial Williamsburg and loved it even with the rain on the first day. We had come prepared with rain gear so we were able to spend the day walking to many of the exhibits because they are in the buildings and as a result the show went on. The second day was a vacation dream with Sunny skies, mild temperatures and a light breeze and that made it perfect for one of the carriage rides with the informative driver whose demeanor fit the experience perfectly. We were able to interact with several of the artisans, craftspeople and presenters and I must complement all for the excellent presentations we were able to witness. This would be a great adult excursion or family exploration to get a feel for where the United States came from.
If you love history, you will love...
Michael N M, July 2017
If you love history, you will love Williamsburg. Lots to do and see.
You will need admission to visit...
skeetsandrosemary, July 2017
You will need admission to visit this wonderful historical part of our USA past. By purchasing you Viator admission voucher before you go will by-pass long lines and get you touring this marvelous part of our country's history.
This card covered just about...
Vacationfun3, July 2017
This card covered just about everything we wanted to do in the Williamsburg area. It is so nice to present your card and not have to worry about payment at each event. It's convenient and accepted without a problem. Very cost effective. I highly recommend this card.
We are very disappointed with this...
msushan, May 2017
We are very disappointed with this tour. We are still wondering what did we pay for? We did not received any organized tour at all. Apparently anybody can walk into the city and walk the streets and visit any shops. There is no value to purchasing tickets. You are not receiving any guided tour as we thought we would get. All shuttle buses are free to everybody and parking for your car is also free. so, we are still don't know why did we had to purchase the tickets? I would suggest to anybody who wants to visit Williamsburg - just drive in, park your car and walk the streets on your own do not spend the money for tickets. Not worth it at all.