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School Group Tours

Looking for an interesting way to introduce a unit? Searching for a memorable review of material examined earlier in the year? We will work with you to create a customized tour. Whether you wish to cover math, science, English or history, our professional educators will partner with you to create a tailored experience.

Ticket & Reservation Information

Your Tour, Your Choice!

Choose from a Customized Guided Tour with Interactive Activities led by professional educators or choose to explore on your own with our Self-guided Tour option.

Customized Guided Tour with Interactive Activities

$15.00 Youth
$27.00 Adults

This single-day group ticket provides a three-hour customized guided tour, interactive activities, and admission to the exhibition buildings, trade shops, and homes of the Revolutionary City. It does not include admission to the Governor’s Palace or the museums (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and Bassett Hall).

Customized Guided Tour PLUS with Interactive Activities

$21.00 Youth
$30.00 Adults

This single-day group ticket provides a three-hour guided tour, interactive activities, and admission to the exhibition buildings, trade shops, and homes of the Revolutionary City. PLUS, it includes the opportunity for your group, on its own, to be admitted to the Governor’s Palace and the museums (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and Bassett Hall).

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Self-Guided Tours

One-day Self-guided Tour

$13.00 Youth
$25.00 Adults

This single-day group ticket provides admission to the exhibition buildings, trade shops, and homes of the Revolutionary City. It does not include admission to the Governor’s Palace or the museums (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and Bassett Hall).

One-day Self-guided Tour PLUS

$19.00 Youth
$28.00 Adults

This single-day group ticket provides admission to the exhibition buildings, trade shops, and homes of the Revolutionary City. PLUS, it includes the opportunity for your group, on its own, to be admitted to the Governor’s Palace and the museums (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and Bassett Hall).

Length of Stay Tour

3-Hours, Guides for multiple days - $43.00 Youth / $50.00 Adult
Self-Guided Tour - $34.00 Youth / Adult $43.00

This five day consecutive group ticket provides admission to the exhibition buildings, trade shops, and homes of the Historic Area. PLUS, it includes the opportunity for your group, on its own or with a guide to be admitted to the Governor's Palace and the museums (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and Bassett Hall). Includes 3hr guide each day, on request.

Policies and Reservation Information

Wheelchairs may be rented at the Visitor Center. Please call 1-800-228-8878 for details.

Programs and prices are subject to change without notice  

For more information, call 1-800-228-8878 or email groupsales@cwf.org

Pricing effective from January 1 - December 31, 2020.

Evening Programs

Lodging & Dining

Helpful Hints

Visitors with Special Needs

Special Focus Tours

Your Tour, Your Choice

  • Standards-based
  • Interactive Activities
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Pre- and Post-visit Activities

Looking for an interesting way to introduce a unit? Searching for a memorable review of material examined earlier in the year? We will work with you to create a customized tour. Whether you wish to cover math, science, English, or history, our professional educators will partner with you to create a customized tailored individualized experience. Your students will discover everything from the global economy to African American life, from fashion trades to agriculture and livestock, to government and politics. We want to personalize your experience to meet your curriculum needs. Contact us and we will begin planning your journey into the past.

18th Century Daily Life (All grades)

Are your students curious to know what their lives would have been like in the past? Journey back with us and explore everyday life, work, and play in 18th century Williamsburg. Your tour will be tailored to the age group of your students, be they in elementary, middle, or high school, and will give them a feel for what their life would have been like had they lived here then. You may join in hands-on activities such as drawing water from a well, trying on period fashions or possibly even assemble a bucket.

Colonial Government and the Birth of our Democracy (Grades 6-12)

How did our government come to be? Do your students take the words "We the People" for granted? Journey back in time with us and see how our system of government was born. From the workings of the colonial government to our first vote for independence, from the Virginia Declaration of Rights to the Bill of Rights in the Constitution, discover how the thoughts, actions, and various perspectives of people who loved and worked right here in Williamsburg influenced and shaped the government we have today. Your students will participate in an 18th - century election, will investigate the workings of 18th - century justice and even debate independence!

Women in 18th Century Williamsburg (Grades 6-12)

Powell Plus, 3 Hours
Not available in summer, from 9/28 to 10/9, 2020 (site closed for maintenance)

In a letter dated March 31st, 1776, future First Lady Abigail Adams wrote to her husband, John Adams, imploring the Continental Congress to "Remember the Ladies". On our "Women in 18th - Century Williamsburg" tour, we not only invite you to remember the ladies, we invite you to experience the town through the eyes of a notable housewife of the city. Discover how she orders her day. Meet the other women she interacts with throughout the city. By the end of the tour, there will be no way for your students to forget the ladies.

Policies & Reservation Information

Reservations are required for all School & Youth Group Tours and Evening Programs.
Call 1-800-228-8878 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET),
email groupsales@cwf.org,
or complete our Group Reservation Form

All School & Youth Group tour rates are per person. Group tour rates do not apply to any other Colonial Williamsburg ticket.

Deposit Policies

  • School & Youth Group Guided Tours - $50 deposit per interpreter, ( 2 adults must accompany each Interpreter)
  • Admission Tickets- $50 deposit
  • Evening Program(s) - $200 deposit per program, (1 adult must accompany every 12 students)

Admission Tickets/ Evening Programs:

To qualify for group tour rates, groups must have at least 15 students. Due to building limitations, no more than 26 people are admitted at one time. Colonial Williamsburg requires at least two adults per group of 26 and includes one complimentary adult ticket with the purchase of every 10 student tickets. Evening Programs are based on availability. In order to book each group must book the minimum numbers required, 1 adult must accompany every 12 students and no comps for night events.

  • Deposits are required within 14 days of receipt of confirmation. The deposit will be applied to your bill at the time of payment.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if written cancellation is received 7 business days prior to arrival.
  • Services will be billed in full if written cancellation is not received 7 business days in advance of programs.
  • If the deposit is not received by the required date, all reservations will be canceled.

Final Numbers/ Changes/ Cancellations:

  • Admission Tickets / Evening Program changes / cancellations for the guaranteed final number of attendees will be accepted up to 7 full business days prior to the group's arrival date, Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM.
  • If a changes or a complete cancellation is received in less than 7 business days of the arrival date, the group will forfeit their deposit.
  • All cancellations must be received in the School & Group department for admission tickets and evening programs.

Evening Program Contact - After Hours:

On-Site Evening Program manager cell number is 757-880-2831. Secondary Numbery number is 757-229-1000 ext. 2213 or 2219. Please feel free to contact our after-hour numbers from 5:00pm - 10:00pm should you need assistance with direction to an evening program location, running late, or not able to make the program.

The after-hours number does not permit changes/cancellations on a reservation. All changes/updates must be made at the Group Arrivals Building.

For more information, call 1-800-228-8878 or email groupsales@cwf.org

School & Youth Group Visit Information

Our website is full of information and resources to help you make the most of your visit. Use this guide to prepare for your Colonial Williamsburg experience.

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Pre-visit and Post-visit Activities

Whether you are planning a trip to Williamsburg or need resources for your classroom instruction, colonialwilliamsburg.org provides activities, lessons, distance learning opportunities, and tools to communicate with your colleagues.

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How To Contact Us

For more information on Customized Guided Tours or to make reservations:

By mail:
School, Youth & Adult Day-Group Sales
Attention: Group Arrivals Building
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Post Office Box 627
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776

For more information, call 1-800-228-8878, email groupsales@cwf.org, or fill out the Contact Us form below.

Programs and prices are subject to change without notice.  Pricing effective from January 1 - December 31, 2020.

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