Educational Events

Learn While Having Fun

Getting an education doesn't have to mean sitting in a classroom. In Greater Williamsburg, get your fill of knowledge from a variety of events and classes; sit in on jewelry making classes, or walk through a demonstration from colonial times. Get up close and personal with the wild animals of Williamsburg, or do it the old fashioned way with a sit in lecture on the history of wars in the US. There's a class for everyone here in Williamsburg. 

E.g., 06/24/2018
E.g., 06/24/2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
300 Palace Green St Williamsburg 23185
May 17 - 24, 2018, 10am - 3:45pm

Beer was a common beverage in the 18th century, even for children. Enjoy this enlightening demonstration of the brewing process as it was practiced in the 18th century. This program demonstrates the process of brewing beer as it was practiced in the 18th-century. No event ticket required. Included with admission.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
10:00am to 3:45pm
Colonial Williamsburg
113 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
May 23 - June 14, 2018, 10am - 12pm

Pay a visit to Caesar Hope at his shop and experience his incredible story of slavery, freedom, and enterprise.
Caesar Hope was a celebrated figure in the city who served the most notable gentlemen of the time. Stop in to his shop and meet this iconic figure as he shares with you his incredible life’s story of slavery, freedom, and enterprise.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
206 Spotswood st Williamsburg 23185
Every Wednesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 23 - June 14, 2018, 10:30am - 10:50am

The Chownings and friends present plays and entertainments for all ages! Stop in to see one of our plays performed by our ridiculous ensemble.

Located at the Playbooth theatre.

No event ticket required. Included with admission. 10:30am-10:50am, 11:30am-11:50am, 2pm-2:20pm

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
10:30am to 10:50am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 3 - June 23, 2018, 11am - 5pm

ALISON STINELY'S GILDED SPLINTERS In "Gilded Splinters," Alison Stinely utilizes various types of sculpting in collaboration with oil painting in order to create impactful pieces that are independent of a traditional frame. Stinely's work exudes a breath of life that it is everlasting, fantastical, and honest.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 23, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
326 W Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 22 - June 14, 2018, 11am - 11:30am

Guided tours by knowledgeable museum volunteers introduce you to some of the masterworks on exhibit, including paintings, ceramics, textiles, furniture and silver. Programs and exhibitions at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
401 E Nicholson St Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 21 - June 14, 2018, 1pm - 2pm

This one-hour walking tour takes guests through the stable and carriage facilities and introduces them to the rare breeds conservancy program operated by Colonial Williamsburg.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
429 E Duke of Gloucester st Williamsburg 23185
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 24 - June 14, 2018, 3pm - 3:35pm

In this museum theatre experience free and enslaved historical figures share reflections about living in a slave society and the Actor Interpreters bringing them to life explore the complexities of portraying the enslaved and the slave owners. Directly following, join the conversation about slavery, racism, and healing.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
3:00pm to 3:35pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
326 W Francis St Williamsburg 23185
May 22 - June 12, 2018, 5pm - 5:45pm

Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Find out what was myth and what was reality on this guided tour. No event ticket required.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
5:00pm to 5:45pm
Colonial Williamsburg
101 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 24 - June 14, 2018, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Take the challenge! Locked in a room with other suspected patriots, you must all work together to find clues and solve riddles to escape the King's wrath. You have only one hour before a British officer will interrogate you! Guests are locked in a room as suspected traitors to the Crown, to await military interrogation.

They have only one hour, so they must work together to find clues, solve riddles, and escape before a British officer comes to interrogate them.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
Everard House
214 Spotswood St Williamsburg 23185
Every Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday. Repeats Weekly.
May 17 - June 13, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Come celebrate the Everard's 300th Anniversary. Learn about the restoration of one of the oldest houses in town.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, ends on Jun 13, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
326 W Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
May 25 - 28, 2018, 10:15am - 11am

On a guided tour, learn about secret spaces sometimes constructed into special furniture. What was hidden inside drawers and partitions of desks, chests and cabinets--and how were the secrets revealed?
No event ticket required. Included with admission.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
10:15am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on May 28, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
206 Spotswood st Williamsburg 23185
Every Wednesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 23 - June 14, 2018, 10:30am - 10:50am

The Chownings and friends present plays and entertainments for all ages! Stop in to see one of our plays performed by our ridiculous ensemble.

Located at the Playbooth theatre.

No event ticket required. Included with admission. 10:30am-10:50am, 11:30am-11:50am, 2pm-2:20pm

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
10:30am to 10:50am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 3 - June 23, 2018, 11am - 5pm

ALISON STINELY'S GILDED SPLINTERS In "Gilded Splinters," Alison Stinely utilizes various types of sculpting in collaboration with oil painting in order to create impactful pieces that are independent of a traditional frame. Stinely's work exudes a breath of life that it is everlasting, fantastical, and honest.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 23, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
326 W Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 22 - June 14, 2018, 11am - 11:30am

Guided tours by knowledgeable museum volunteers introduce you to some of the masterworks on exhibit, including paintings, ceramics, textiles, furniture and silver. Programs and exhibitions at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
401 E Nicholson St Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 21 - June 14, 2018, 1pm - 2pm

This one-hour walking tour takes guests through the stable and carriage facilities and introduces them to the rare breeds conservancy program operated by Colonial Williamsburg.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
326 W Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
May 25 - June 8, 2018, 1:15pm - 2pm

It is April 14, 1789. The war is over and the Washingtons have settled back into civilian life. When Charles Thomson arrives at Mount Vernon with news of the Congress’ vote to elect a president, decisions must be made. Gather with Mrs. Washington as she prepares for her day and grapples with the idea of re-entering the public life after devoting herself to the private sphere.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
1:15pm to 2:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Jun 08, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
326 W Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday, Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 25 - June 10, 2018, 1:30pm - 3:45pm

What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? Join in the conversation on a guided tour all about 18th century ceramics at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. No event ticket required. Included with admission.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, ends on Jun 10, 2018
Bruton Heights
301 First st Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Repeats Weekly.
May 18 - June 13, 2018, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Go behind the scenes at Colonial Williamsburg's research, education, and preservation campus. Tours alternate between the resources of our library our well-equipped object conservation facilities, and our educational outreach facilities. Enjoy an opportunity to speak with experts about accurately re-creating the colonial city and caring for its collections, or reaching out to teachers and students with our colonial and Revolutionary stories.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, ends on Jun 13, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
429 E Duke of Gloucester st Williamsburg 23185
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 24 - June 14, 2018, 3pm - 3:35pm

In this museum theatre experience free and enslaved historical figures share reflections about living in a slave society and the Actor Interpreters bringing them to life explore the complexities of portraying the enslaved and the slave owners. Directly following, join the conversation about slavery, racism, and healing.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
3:00pm to 3:35pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
326 W Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
May 25 - June 8, 2018, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

On a guided tour for families, learn about George Washington through objects connected or owned by him.
You can learn a lot about a person from the things they own. Discover what you can learn about George Washington from objects associated with or owned by him.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
3:30pm to 4:15pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Jun 08, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
326 W Francis St Williamsburg 23185
May 22 - June 12, 2018, 5pm - 5:45pm

Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Find out what was myth and what was reality on this guided tour. No event ticket required.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
5:00pm to 5:45pm
Colonial Williamsburg
101 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 24 - June 14, 2018, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Take the challenge! Locked in a room with other suspected patriots, you must all work together to find clues and solve riddles to escape the King's wrath. You have only one hour before a British officer will interrogate you! Guests are locked in a room as suspected traitors to the Crown, to await military interrogation.

They have only one hour, so they must work together to find clues, solve riddles, and escape before a British officer comes to interrogate them.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
500 E Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Tuesday, Friday. Repeats Weekly.
May 22 - June 12, 2018, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

You are a member of the 1706 jury in this candlelit inquiry: Grace Sherwood has been charged with witchcraft. Question witnesses, weigh evidence, and determine the guilt or innocence of the woman known as "the Virginia Witch." Not appropriate for young children due to subject matter and intense emotion.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, ends on Jun 12, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Watermen's Museum
309 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Wednesday, Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 22 - June 2, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Join the Watermen's Museum this summer for several different fun summer camps for kids from kindergarten thru 12th grade.  See website for full details.  $  757.887.2641  

   

Saturday, May 26, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Saturday, ends on Jun 02, 2018

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