Take a guided tour through Custis Square, where archaeologists have recently begun a 5-year exploration of the 4-acre home and early 18th century gardens of John Custis IV. Learn about his time in the burgeoning capital city of Williamsburg and what our previous excavations have revealed about the wealthy planter and statesman—and talk with archaeologists in the field about what we’re learning from the current project! Site tours meet at the gate at the corner of Francis and Nassau Streets. Tours begin at 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, and 3pm. Capacity for each tour is limited to 10 guests.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting.
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Rediscover Custis Square
A Neighbor Stops By
Tour Bassett Hall and meet a close friend of the Rockefellers. Mrs. George P. Coleman, a long-time Williamsburg resident, became a personal friend of the Rockefellers during the restoration of Williamsburg.
Evolution of the Governor's Palace Gardens
Tour the Palace gardens and learn how and why they have changed since they were first designed in the early 1700s.
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Do you want to catch the stories that most Colonial Williamsburg interpreters will never tell? Do you want to discover the Bizarre, the Strange, the Wild of the 18th-century past? This fun, fast-paced walking tour explore…
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