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Williamsburg: Your Perfect Spring Destination. Some vacation destinations deliver thrill after thrill. Some areas draw crowds based on their history and natural beauty. Others boast exciting annual culinary events that bring foodies from all over the country. Williamsburg does it all!
First up: history!
Colonial Williamsburg is the largest outdoor living-history museum in the country, and best of all, it caters to all ages and interests with interactive indoor and outdoor activities. This spring, the Historic Area does not disappoint—check out all there is to do!
When: April 7-30
Where: Governor’s Palace
Bask in a beautiful, family-friendly evening experience in the Governor’s Palace Gardens. This magical glow event will transform the world-class gardens into the star of the show, illuminating the spring blooms like never before. Enjoy the sounds of the finest 18th-century entertainments on a stroll through the enchanted gardens!
When: Wednesdays-Sundays through the fall
Where: In front of Raleigh Tavern
Watch the Williamsburg community come to life in this incredible street theater experience. “Intersections” explores the daily lives of ordinary people during extraordinary times, taking into account diverse perspectives on political and societal elements of 18th-century life as people of the past gather near the Raleigh Tavern. Aaand—action!
When: May 20-22
Where: Pick a program!
Imagine you are a young man, about to walk into yet another disheartening battle against the British. You feel your resolve weaken, but then you hear the trill of fifes and the thunder of drums. You march forward.
Drummers Call is a popular weekend-long musical demonstration that showcases 18th-century military music. Visiting corps from around the country will join Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums for a weekend of performances throughout the Historic Area. Learn more about the fascinating topic of military field music and explore the important roles played by fifers and drummers!
Learn 18th-Century Skills First-Hand
When & Where: Pick a tour!
Think of all the skill sets needed to work in modern professions—and now think about how different those skills looked in the 18th century! This spring, meet Historic Area tradespeople and engage in in-depth, hands-on tours and demonstrations on hand-sewing, woodworking, coopering, drawing with a compass and rule, and much more.
Rare Breeds Program
When: Mondays and Thursdays through June
Where: Randolph Kitchen and Yard in Colonial Williamsburg
Learn about the Rare Breeds of livestock raised in 18th-century Virginia, including how to identify breeds of domesticated animals in the Historic Area, and why preserving these breeds is so important today. Plus, meet the sweetest baby lambs!
Aren’t these events amazing? See the full list of spring events happening in Colonial Williamsburg here to see why this is your perfect spring destination. As always, book your stay with us at King’s Creek!