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Greater Williamsburg Art, History & Culture


Well known for its historical landmarks, the Greater Williamsburg region is home to numerous art and cultural amenities and attractions. From Colonial Williamsburg to Riverwalk Landing and our region’s many art museums, there is plenty to see, do and experience in Greater Williamsburg.


Arts

 
Williamsburg Symphonia
The Williamsburg Symphonia is Greater Williamsburg’s only professional orchestra. The Symphonia brings the community a full calendar of orchestral performances, innovative programs and education. LEARN MORE

Williamsburg Players
The Williamsburg Players is Williamsburg’s oldest community theatre, offering numerous performances throughout the year. Upcoming shows include City of Angels, Amadeus and Rent. LEARN MORE

Virginia Shakespeare Festival
The Virginia Shakespeare Festival at the College of William & Mary has been enthralling audiences for close to 40 years. Performances vary from year to year with 2015 offering All’s Well That Ends Well and Anthony & Cleopatra. LEARN MORE
 
Gallery Crawl
Held each fall, Williamsburg’s Gallery Crawl allows participants to explore the Greater Williamsburg region’s venues and galleries, sampling art, food music and wine. LEARN MORE
 

History

 
Colonial Williamsburg
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world’s largest living history museum—the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. Colonial Williamsburg’s 301-acre Historic Area includes hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings in addition to multiple museums and living history exhibitions. LEARN MORE
 
Historic Jamestown
Visit Historic Jamestown, the preserved original site of the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. Visitors can browse artifacts, historical data, and view exciting historical events and reenactments. LEARN MORE

Jamestown Settlement
The history of 17th-century Virginia unfolds at Jamestown Settlement through film and expansive gallery exhibits displaying more than 500 period artifacts.  Outdoors, visitors can board the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery, replicas of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607, and explore life-size re-creations of the colonists’ fort and a Powhatan Indian village.  LEARN MORE
 
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (formerly the Yorktown Victory Center) chronicles America’s evolution from colonial status to nationhood through indoor exhibits featuring period artifacts, immersive environments, interactives and films, and an outdoor living-history Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm where historical interpreters engage visitors in everyday activities of the time period.  LEARN MORE

Yorktown Battlefield – National Park Service
Explore the Yorktown Battlefield, where in the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army at Yorktown. On October 19, Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the war and ensuring independence. LEARN MORE
 

Culture

 
DeWitt Museum
The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg houses the world’s largest collection of southern furniture and one of the largest collections of British ceramics outside England. LEARN MORE

Muscarelle Museum
The Muscarelle Museum of Art at The College of William & Mary, is a culturally-rich art institution which serves as a dynamic resource for the Greater Williamsburg community and a platform for visiting exhibitions and the Museum’s own collection. LEARN MORE