Guided tour

Colonial Williamsburg: Colonial History Guided Walking Tour

Guided tour

Colonial Williamsburg: Colonial History Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 25 per person

Walk in the footsteps of America’s forefathers on this guided trip through Colonial Williamsburg. Hear accounts of the early patriots and their efforts for American independence.

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Duration 105 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Encounter British redcoats and American revolutionaries walking the streets
  • Visit historical sites that once hosted George Washington and Thomas Jefferson
  • Admire period-specific details in the costuming and recreation of colonial life
  • Hear stories of colonial figures who are not often mentioned in history
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Experience life in eighteenth-century America. In this guided walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg, you’ll hear stories left out of textbooks. Learn about the founding fathers and visit the same buildings they did. Discover unexpected connections between their times and ours.

Start your journey from the Capitol Building. From there, visit historical sites including the Raleigh Tavern. At the Silversmith, watch skilled craftspeople work their trade. Imagine yourself back in the 1700s. The costumes worn by the staff are true to the period and add to the atmosphere.

Discover colonial-era figures beyond Washington and Jefferson. Hear your guide tell stories about the royal government and the transition to elected officials around the Governor’s Palace. Learn the poignant history of America declaring independence before returning to the Capitol Building.

  • Personal guide
  • Parking at the meeting point ($5 if arriving before 5:00 PM)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Capitol Building. Parking is available at 460 Francis St East.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
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We loved the tour. Our guide knew so much and even kept our kids intrigued with all of her great stories!

March 13, 2023

Great tour! Learned a lot about this place and many interesting historical facts!

January 14, 2023

Tom was fun, funny & so knowledgeable! Would definitely recommend.

October 16, 2022

Product ID: 414542