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Constitution Day Celebration

September 17-19, 2020

Celebrate the 233rd anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Join us for in-depth discussions, and the best of Colonial Williamsburg’s historical interpretation, bringing the history of America’s governing document to life.

Please note that special event plans are dependent on quickly evolving health protocols and guidelines. Please sign up for our emails and check back closer to your visit for updates.

On-site Events

Framing the Future: James Madison's Constitution

Join “The Father of the Constitution,” Nation Builder James Madison, as he discusses the creation of the United States Constitution.

Created Equal

This museum theatre experience explores African American perspectives on the Declaration of Independence.

Bonds of Brotherhood: Birth of American Democracy

Join an American Indian Interpreter as they share how the founding fathers looked to native governments when establishing their new republic.

George Washington at the Constitutional Convention

Hear thoughts on the creation of the U.S. Constitution from the President of the Constitutional Convention, George Washington.

Virtual Events

The Great U.S. Constitutional Debate: Madison vs. Mason

Friday September 18, at 7 p.m. Set your reminder for the virtual event here.

So Important an Interest: Slavery and the U.S. Constitution

Saturday September 19, at 7 p.m. Set your reminder for the virtual event here.

Plan Your Visit

From Our Partners

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

Students and teachers can experience free live programs and resources featuring National Constitution Center scholars and special guests.

  • Virtual Kids Town Hall with Justice Neil Gorsuch, September 17 at noon
  • Scholar Exchanges on Constitution 101: The Constitutional Convention, Week of September 14
  • Live Preamble Reading, September 17 at 8:45 a.m.
  • Question and Answer Sessions, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • A Constitution Day Liberty Medal Ceremony, September 17 at 6:30 p.m.

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Meet Our Nation Builders

From recognizable names like Jefferson and Washington, to people whose names did not grace your history book, meet the Nation Builders who helped shape their time, and whose legacies continues to influence and inspire American ideals.

Meet Our Nation Builders

Reflections on ‘Created Equal’

Virtual Tour of the Capitol

Four Facts about George Mason