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Online Resources

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:

  • Virtual Williamsburg - 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.
  • Digital Library - Browse or search hundreds of historical manuscripts, estate inventories, Virginia Gazette newspapers, and Colonial Williamsburg research reports.
  • eWilliamsburg - 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.

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