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Research is our backbone; education is our mission. Dive into how we know what we know about 18th-century Williamsburg and join us in discovering what we are yet to uncover.

Research & Education

From archaeology to documentary analysis, research underpins the entire Historic Area experience

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CW Blog

Where the past ignites the present. Keep up with what's happening behind the scenes, plus tips for visiting, history, and much more.

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The Bird Fancyer’s Delight

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Creating an Embroidered Coat for George Washington

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How to appear knowledgeable about Virginia Architecture

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On-Site Opportunities

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation offers a range of special onsite learning opportunities for the public, students, teachers, and scholars.

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Ongoing Initiatives

Partnerships, excavations, expansions, and more

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