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  • Discovery! Archaeology

    Discovery! Archaeology follows the progress of this summer’s outdoor program called “DIG! Kids, Dirt & Discovery” in which children are working with archaeologists to excavate an 18th-century cellar.

  • What’s New Blog

    Get the latest Colonial Williamsburg updates, all in one place.

  • Through the Ranks

    Take a behind-the-scenes look at Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums. Through the Ranks is a multimedia exploration of a new class of young recruits as it attempts to master the music—and the discipline—that characterizes this iconic group.

  • Tavern Blog: Where Citizens Debate

    In 18th century taverns, citizens exchanged ideas and opinions about the events of the day. The Tavern Blog renews that tradition, featuring thoughtful commentary on current events and how they relate to American history and citizenship.

  • Beneath the Surface blog

    Beneath the Surface

    The Constitution of the United States was established, in part, to “provide for the common defence.” We celebrate that founding principle with stories that center on our military—both in the 18th century and today.

  • Reconstruction Blog

    Colonial Williamsburg researchers keep you up to date on the progress of major reconstruction projects.

  • ArchaeoLogic Blog

    Discover Williamsburg’s people and the land they inhabited through the eyes of Colonial Williamsburg’s archaeologists.

  • The Ancient Gardener's Instructor and Weekly Calendar

    Follow Colonial Williamsburg's gardens as they bud, flower and set fruit. Historic Gardener Wesley Greene posts updates from the garden, resources for the home grower, and vibrant images of what's blooming.

  • Keys, Hammers and Pipes

    Follow a remarkable musical instrument and its return to its original home and to its musical voice. This combination grand piano and pipe organ, or “organized piano,” might have been the largest and grandest domestic musical instrument in America in 1799.

  • History is Served

    18th-century recipes and cooking techniques for the 21st-century kitchen.

Archived Blogs

  • Armoury Blog

    (last update Dec 2013)
    This blog followed Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's reconstruction of the Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury complex.

  • Jefferson’s Blog

    In 2012, we observed the 250th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's completion of studies at the College of William and Mary. Do his philosophies on education still ring true?

  • Coffeehouse blog

    Coffeehouse blog

    (last update May 2010)
    Look back at the reconstruction of Richard Charlton’s 18th-century Coffeehouse.

  • Cannon blog

    (last update Nov. 2012)
    Follow our recreation of an 18th-century cannon.