Webography, Historic Area / Revolutionary City
The following electronic resources lead the researcher to bibliographic and textual
information about eighteenth-century Williamsburg.
Internet Resources from Colonial Williamsburg
of the Town
View a modern map of Colonial Williamsburg.
The "Time Map" shows what buildings existed in Williamsburg at any
time in the 18th century. The "Reference Map" connects building location
with its documentation.
3D computer models of selected buildings, such as the second Capital, that would
have been in Williamsburg in 1776.
A brief introduction to the historic buildings.
88 Original Structures
A list of 88 buildings in the Historic Area that date from the eighteenth
century, arranged by block and building number.
(Division) Report Series
This in-house series reflects over 60 years of historical, architectural, and
archaeological research for each lot and each house in the Historic Area at
Colonial Williamsburg. View or search documents by author, title, or location.
Research (Archaeology) Reports
Summaries of recent excavation and research projects undertaken by
members of the Department of Archaeological Research.
Summaries of recent research by Colonial Williamsburg's Architectural Research
Blacksmith and Public Armoury Reconstruction
Six structures on the Anderson site are to be reconstructed (2010 - ) to the
late 1770s when James Anderson was the Public Armourer for the new Commonwealth
The reconstruction of Richard Charlton's Coffeehouse is documented in a blog
and by a webcam.
County Probate Inventories
Selected from the York County Records, Wills and Inventories, Volumes 21 and
22 (1760-1771 and 1771-1783 respectively) ,show belongings at death of property
owners in Williamsburg.
Transcribed from the originals in the Rockefeller Library, these include
account books, letters and other papers of colonial government officials
Williamsburg Journal Index (Database)
An author/title keyword index, 1978-2003, to the colorfully illustrated journal
which features the culture, arts and political heritage of Virginia's eighteenth-century
colonial capital. Photocopies of articles can be requested through interlibrary
Images of the Historic Area can be ordered from the Visual
from the Colonial Williamsburg Journal are available on the Internet.
History of the Restoration
William Archer Rutherfoord Goodwin, rector of Bruton Parish Church dreamed
of eighteenth-century Williamsburg preserved and worked to achieve that dream.
Historic Buildings Virginia Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation History
Subscription Resources (available only to Colonial Williamsburg staff)
Search simultaneously: Early American Imprints Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 and
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819. (Available only
on computers on the CWF network; contact Reference Desk, 565-8510, for assistance.)
American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800
Full-text books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned
bibliography by Charles Evans - the definitive resource for information about
every aspect of life in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America, from
agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music,
religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any
other topic imaginable.
American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819
Full-text books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the distinguished
bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker.
Eighteenth-Century Collections Online
Search full-text of 150,000 printed volumes for "Williamsburg".