Purchasing Admission Tickets to Colonial Williamsburg

Purchasing Admission Tickets to Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg admission tickets

 

There are several ticketing options that will allow you to explore all of the sites and attractions at Colonial Williamsburg. Get access to over 20 historic trade sites, guided tours of the interactive homes and government buildings, visit the colonial gardens and more. Admission for children under 6 is free.

Be sure to visit the Colonial Williamsburg website to find special offers on tickets and events throughout the year. Tickets can be purchased online at ColonialWilliamsburg.com/tickets or in person at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center and other approved vendors.

Single-Day Ticket

Single-day tickets to Colonial Williamsburg cost $40.99 for adults and $20.49 for children ages 6–12. Purchase includes:

  • Admission to the Historic Area for one day
  • Free shuttle service
  • Guided tours led by costumed interpreters
  • Admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
  • Seasonal discounts on carriage rides

Multiday Ticket

Save $70 when you purchase the multiday ticket to Colonial Williamsburg. The multiday ticket costs $50.99 for adults and $25.49 for children ages 6–12. Purchase includes:

  • Admission to the Historic Area for any three days in a row
  • Free shuttle service
  • Guided tours led by costumed interpreters
  • Admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
  • Seasonal discounts on carriage rides

Annual Pass

Frequent visitors to Colonial Williamsburg should take advantage of the annual pass, giving guests a chance to explore 365 days a year. Gain unlimited admission to the Historic Area for one year from the purchase date.

An annual pass to Colonial Williamsburg costs $66.99 for adults and $33.49 for children ages 6–12. Purchase includes:

  • Unlimited admission to the Historic Area
  • Free shuttle service
  • Guided tours led by costumed interpreters
  • Unlimited admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

The annual pass also includes additional benefits such as:

  • 10% off store purchases from official Colonial Williamsburg shops
  • 10% off food and beverages from official Colonial Williamsburg dining options
  • 25% off evening programs
  • 25% off tickets for family and friends
  • 25% off child costume rentals for children ages 4–12
  • Free walking tours
  • Discounted renewal pricing
  • 10% off nearby attractions to Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA

Colonial Williamsburg Discounts for Locals

It’s not just visitors who like to visit Colonial Williamsburg. The Historic Area is a main attraction for locals as well. Williamsburg residents should take advantage of the Good Neighbor Pass to save money on Colonial Williamsburg tickets and more. Adult residents of Williamsburg, James City County and the Bruton District of York County are eligible for this annual pass.

The Good Neighbor Pass costs $10. Purchase includes:

  • Unlimited admission to the Historic Area
  • Free shuttle service
  • Guided tours led by costumed interpreters
  • Unlimited admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
  • 10% off store purchases from official Colonial Williamsburg shops
  • 10% off food and beverages from official Colonial Williamsburg dining options
  • 25% off evening programs
  • 25% off tickets for family and friends

Additional Tickets to Colonial Williamsburg

There’s a lot to do in Colonial Williamsburg. You could want to do something specific or a little bit of everything. Either way, there’s a ticket option for you.

If you just want to visit the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, buy a museum single-day ticket. You’ll get one-day access to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and Bassett Hall. Museum single-day tickets cost $12.99 for adults and $6.49 for children ages 6–12.

To experience a little bit of all of Colonial Williamsburg’s offerings, purchase a sampler ticket. With a sampler ticket, you get limited access to four of the trade shops, historic sites, family homes or gardens, as well as free shuttle service to and from the Historic Area.

Colonial Williamsburg Military Discount

Active duty United States military and National Guard personnel can receive a free single-day admission ticket to Colonial Williamsburg, along with three additional tickets for direct dependents, one time each year. To redeem this offer, present your active-duty ID and dependent ID.

Active-duty personnel can also save when purchasing an annual pass to Colonial Williamsburg. Save 50 percent on up to five annual passes for direct dependents when you show the proper IDs.

Retired military and veterans can receive 50 percent off single day tickets, as well as 50 percent off up to three annual passes for direct dependents, with the proper IDs.

Military personnel and their families living in Williamsburg, James City County and the Bruton District of York County are eligible to purchase a Good Neighbor Pass and take advantage of all its benefits. If you are in the military and residing in those counties but you have an out-of-state driver’s license, you can still purchase the Good Neighbor Pass if you show a military ID and provide proof of residence with a current month’s utility bill.

Over Memorial Day weekend and Veterans Day weekend, Colonial Williamsburg honors those who serve and have served with free admission to all active-duty military, veterans, retired military, National Guard personnel and up to three direct dependents.

Colonial Williamsburg Ticket Discounts for Teachers

Teachers who work for elementary school, middle school, high school or private school in those counties can receive a free Good Neighbor Pass when they present a Virginia driver’s license and school ID.

Teachers from anywhere are eligible to take 50 percent off a single-day ticket or annual pass at Colonial Williamsburg when they show their school ID.

What Can You Do in Colonial Williamsburg without a Ticket?

If you decide not to purchase a ticket to Colonial Williamsburg, your day won’t be a bust. There’s still plenty to explore in the Historic Area and Merchants Square when you don’t buy a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket.

Tour the outside of the historic homes like the Peyton Randolph House, Wythe House and more. Placards placed outside of the buildings give you some brief insight into the history of the historic site. Plus, it’s always free to take pictures, so strike a pose in front of the Governor’s Palace.

It’s also easy to catch some free entertainment as you walk down Duke Gloucester Street. Some days you can hear colonial children playing handcrafted instruments and even a march from the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums.

You won’t need a Colonial Williamsburg ticket to dine at the authentic and historic taverns located in the Historic Area. Chowning’s Tavern, Christiana Campbell’s Tavern, King’s Arms Tavern and Shields Tavern are all open to the public.

Just because you didn’t purchase an admission ticket does not mean that you can’t go home with a one-of-a-kind souvenir. All of the shops in the Historic Area are open to the public. Take home 18th century-style home furnishings, colonial clothing or a handcrafted piece of jewelry to remember your Colonial Williamsburg vacation.

Visit Colonial Williamsburg website for full terms and conditions.