What did Williamsburg’s 18th-century residents eat — and how did they cook it? Check the Governor’s Palace Kitchen hours to see these interpreters prepare authentic colonial dishes, using the equipment and recipes that fueled the colonists.
Feed your appetite for history in our colonial kitchens, taverns, and coffeehouse.Learn More
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Decorative Pruning of Fruit Trees in the 18th Century
Learn about decorative pruning of fruit trees in the 18th-century with the Colonial Gardeners.
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Weavers at Work
Watch how flax, cotton, and wool are converted from tangled masses into orderly, precise fabrics.
Bird Fancyer's Delight
Learn about the connection between wild birds and the music written by composers in the 18th century and how this figured into the cultural life of Williamsburg. Limited capacity.
Discover craftsmanship in more than 20 trades, where modern-day practitioners use 18th-century tools and techniques to apprentice in — and eventually master — blacksmithing, woodworking or gunsmithing, just to name a few.View All