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Youth Organization Tours

Find out how you can customize an adventure that invites boys and girls to march with the militia, follow the Fifes and Drums, take part in a criminal trial, and talk with carpenters, brickmakers, blacksmiths, milliners, cooks, and others who built a nation.

Scouts, Bands, Clubs, & Recreation Centers

Call to find out how you can customize an adventure that invites boys and girls to march with the militia, follow the Fifes and Drums, take part in a criminal trial, and talk with carpenters, brickmakers, blacksmiths, milliners, cooks, and others who built a nation.

Throughout the day, your pass allows you to explore homes, trade shops, and government buildings. Your group will learn about the mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, sisters and brothers, and husbands and wives who, through their daily lives, altered the course of social standards and history.

Let Colonial Williamsburg's customized experiences immerse you in the 18th century.

Bring your Boy Scout Group

Colonial Williamsburg’s American Cultures Merit Badge Tour

For $10.00 per Scout (minimum group size of 15), your troop will enjoy 3-hour guided tour lead by one of our certified Merit Badge instructors.

During the tour, your troop will:

  • travel back in time to the 18th century and discover European, Native American and African cultures, their contributions to our country and how each influenced the America we are today
  • uncover the various religions in colonial Virginia, and how they changed after independence and the declaration of religious freedom
  • gain a deeper knowledge of the early African American experience across the museum

To book your scout group, call 1-800-228-8878 or email groupsales@cwf.org

Colonial Williamsburg’s Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Tour

For $15.00 per Scout (minimum group size of 15), your troop will enjoy a 6-hour guided tour led by one of our certified Merit Badge instructors. 

Scouts will come away with better understanding of the foundation of our government after touring the world’s largest living history museum, Colonial Williamsburg. During the tour, your troop will:

  • gain an understanding of what citizenship in the nation means and what it takes to be a good citizen of this country. 
  • Discuss the rights, duties, and obligations of a responsible and active American citizen. 

To book your scout, band, clubs, pars and recreation groups, call 1-800-228-8878 or email groupsales@cwf.org

Bring your Girl Scout Group

Colonial Williamsburg’s Playing the Past Tour

For $10.00 per Scout (15 scout minimum, plus adults), your troop will enjoy 3-hour guided tour led by one of our certified Merit Badge instructors.
During the tour, your troop will:

  • Travel back in time to the 18th Century and discover the stories of women who lived in Williamsburg.
  • Experience various aspects of 18th Century Daily Life
  • Have fun enjoying 18th Century diversions

Your Tour, Your Choice

  • Standards-based
  • Interactive Activities
  • Multi -disciplinary
  • 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 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.

To book your Scout Groups, Clubs, Park and Recreation Centers call 1-800-228-8878 or email groupsales@cwf.org.

Performance Groups

Make Your Own Kind of Music

Add one more special memory to those your band or choir brings back from their Colonial Williamsburg experience. Band and choir groups of 25 to 75 students are permitted to perform at specific Colonial Williamsburg public locations. Year-round venues include Merchants Square, adjacent to the Historic Area, and the courtyard at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center. Admission passes and reservations are required to secure performance venue.

To qualify for group tour rates, groups must have at least 15 students.

  • $10.00 per person. Group must perform to receive discounted rate.
  • Ticket is a Single day self-guided tour that includes performance venue, exhibition buildings, colonial trade shops, colonial homes, Governors Palace and Museums.
  • No complimentary tickets with special rate.
  • 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 days prior to your group's arrival.
  • If a complete cancellation is received in less than 7 business days of the arrival date, the group will forfeit their deposit.
  • Performance length is 30-45 minutes.
  • Performance venues available, Monday thru Friday from 10:00AM - 3:00PM.

Final Numbers/Changes/Cancellations policy:

  • Ticket 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 thru Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM.
  • If a complete cancellation is received in less than 7 business days of the arrival date, the group will forfeit their deposit.

Rates 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

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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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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