In the life of Continental soldiers, the noon gun signaled a cessation of morning drills and work parties and a start to preparing the midday meal. This program is weather permitting.
Dates & Times
Firing of the Noon Gun
Donor Visit with a Nation Builder
Donors who contribute $250 or more annually to the Colonial Williamsburg Fund are invited to visit with a Nation Builder. A free ticket is required.
Free Event Ticket
Shoulder Your Firelocks!
Engage in a military drill, learning the tactics and drill of the 18th-century soldier.
Shields Tavern Breakfast Celebration with Thomas Jefferson
On the morning of July 4th, prior to the reading of the Declaration of Independence, guests will be invited to have a casual breakfast experience with Thomas Jefferson in Shields Tavern.
Open to the Public