Historical, Educational, and Scholarly Materials
Colonial Williamsburg's online resources provide a wealth of information about the town's history and the American Revolution.
Dive into some of our historical and educational content below to begin exploring:
Immerse yourself in an interactive 3D model of Virginia's 18th-century capital. The project integrates architectural, archaeological, and historical information, presenting the city as it has not been seen in more than 200 years.
The American Revolution
Browse objects, biographies, and articles, to learn about the causes and consequences of a revolution that still shapes lives around the globe.
Slavery and Remembrance
Discover the story of the transatlantic slave trade and slavery, and investigate their legacies through a diverse collection of objects, museum exhibits, and historical sites.
Browse or search hundreds of historical manuscripts, estate inventories, Virginia Gazette newspapers, and Colonial Williamsburg research reports.
Explore an interactive map of Williamsburg to learn more about the research done on historical properties in the town.
Principles of Freedom
Learn what the Declaration of Independence meant to America's founders and how its message has resonated through history.