Colonial Williamsburg fall activities

Fall Activities at Colonial Williamsburg

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Experience Fall at Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is an authentic living history museum that offers plenty to do for all ages and interests. The massive Historic Area is free to explore, but you can experience even more when you purchase a ticket to Colonial Williamsburg. Fall ushers in new activities and attractions throughout Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area.

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Fall Activities at Colonial Williamsburg

Here are some of the fall activities you can take part in when you visit Colonial Williamsburg.

Haunting on DoG Street

See a spookier side to Colonial Williamsburg during the Halloween season. From Oct. 14–31, experience the Haunting on DoG Street. This seasonal Halloween event features evening programs, ghost tours, creepy carriage rides, museum talks and more. Don’t forget to bring the kids out for trick-or-treating along Duke of Gloucester Street.

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Fall Attractions and Activities

Take a scenic carriage ride around the Historic Area. Fall is a great time for a carriage ride since the leaves are beginning to change. Colonial Williamsburg bursts with hues of amber, orange and yellow during this season.

While the Williamsburg craft beer scene is booming today, beer was a common beverage enjoyed in the 18th Century. Attend The Arts and Mysteries of Brewing and learn the brewing process of the past.

In summertime, the brickyard was bustling as historical interpreters and guests made bricks. Fall is the time of year when the bricks are fired. Visit the Brickyard for Firing the Brick Kiln and watch hand-molded bricks get fired at over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Take a tour of Colonial Williamsburg’s trade shops during the candlelit Lantern Trade Tour. This nightly tour takes guests through the streets of the Historic Area and into the shops for an after-hours look.

Don’t miss Colonial Williamsburg’s fall shows and performances.

Faith, Hope and Love tells the story of Johnny and Dolly, two slaves living in Williamsburg, and what they’d risk to be together. This is an uplifting story about love, freedom and community.

Ever wonder how the Constitution was written? Watch as James Madison, Patrick Henry and more debate over the documents at the foundation of our country during A More Perfect Union?

Get to know George Washington at two points in his life, young colonel and distinguished general. Colonel to General: George Washington in the Making features two interpreters detailing the life and career of George Washington.

In Hope and Comfort: Mourning in the Lives of the Founders, you’ll meet Colonel Mason and Mrs. Washington as they mourn the loss of their loved ones. They’ll discuss how they’ll move forward and how their lives are forever changed.

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Fall Tickets to Colonial Williamsburg

If you plan on visiting Colonial Williamsburg in the fall, take advantage of the Fall Bounce Ticket. This allows guests to visit Colonial Williamsburg and nearby Busch Gardens for seven consecutive days. Free parking is included as well. The Fall Bounce Ticket costs $105 for adults and $87.50 for children and is valid from Sept. 14 through Oct. 27.

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Guests over 50 years old, visiting from Sept. 3 through Oct. 31, can pay for a single day’s admission to Colonial Williamsburg and get the rest of the year for free.

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