This popular history magazine offers articles, photography, and art that showcase the life of Williamsburg’s historic core and its people—then and now. The full-color magazine is published four times a year by the nonprofit educational foundation responsible for the restoration, preservation, and interpretation of the city that was Virginia’s capital from 1699 to 1780.
The online version of the journal highlights several stories from each issue, offering additional images, and occasionally audio and video clips. The printed magazine is mailed to individuals and organizations who donate $35 or more a year to the charitable, tax-exempt, and publicly supported Colonial Williamsburg Fund.Explore Latest Issue
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New in the Collection
An online adaptation of the Colonial Williamsburg journal's regular fixture "Just Arrived," this living exhibit is updated quarterly.
Then and Now
"Then and Now" contrasts early Williamsburg photographs with present-day appearances. A printed version, called "Pleasantly Situated," appears in each issue of Colonial Williamsburg's journal.