Colonial Williamsburg invites your family to embark on an
revolutionary adventure. Experience a colonial city and meet the citizens
who helped build a nation. Explore the 301-acre Historic Area, browse the
discover something new about the creation of America.
Visit Great Hopes Plantation and discover how most colonial Virginians lived.
At this working farm, kids become a part of daily life in a truly hands-on
experience of rural life in the 1770s. They may help to harvest crops, grind
corn for food, tend to the animals, saw wood for new construction, or carry
water from the well. After all, it was more profitable for rural children to
work at home on the farm than to attend school.
Your kids will meet the "middling" farmers working the land in order to
survive in this prosperous colony. They'll also encounter some of the
enslaved laborers who share stories of their individual struggles to be
Visit the Benjamin Powell House, where students learn about running a household,
as well as colonial pastimes with the "All in a Day's Adventure" program--a
Homeschooler Experience activity. During the year, Colonial Williamsburg
designates several weeks specifically for Homeschooler Experiences.
To plan a trip or make
reservations, call 1-800-280-8039 or visit
Colonial Williamsburg offers exclusive
pricing for homeschoolers year round.
Williamsburg provides many educational resources as well. They include--
Lesson plans familiarize students with the
people and issues of 18th-century Williamsburg. The interdisciplinary plans
provide a thought-provoking introduction to the lives and interests of the
people that students will meet during their Colonial Williamsburg visit.
Colonial Williamsburg provides extensive
resources for teachers (including homeschool teachers) and students, sharing
early American history resources and methods. Many of their services are
Take a virtual tour of Colonial
Williamsburg's Historic Area and learn about the major exhibition buildings.
Get the lay of the land before you arrive.
Examine your knowledge of American History.
Take this quiz and you may surprise yourself.
Colonial Williamsburg Multimedia Pages
Explore the rich imagery, audio, video, and
interactive media available on the Web site.
Students will enjoy interactive games and
activities in Kids Zone, a section devoted to children. While there, they'll
learn about life in colonial America.
Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area. Or if you can't visit in person,
check it out