While Colonial Williamsburg has several closures for maintenance at some of its attractions this winter, a few attractions are set to close permanently.
Effective Jan. 1, the Post Office will close permanently along with the store at the Colonial Nursery. The Colonial Nursery will continue operation as a Historic Trades interpretation site, according to a news release from Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
The Mary Dickinson Shop will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays through the end of January, then will close permanently as well.
After Jan. 30, items sold at the Mary Dickinson Shop will transition to Tarpley, Thompson and Company, another Colonial Williamsburg shop also on Duke of Gloucester Street.
Tavern dinnerware will be sold at the John Greenhow Store, and nursery items at the Market House.
Items from the Post Office, like Williamsburg postmarks, will be sold at the Prentis Store.
Renovations and maintenance
While some Colonial Williamsburg attractions are closing for good, others are only closing temporarily for maintenance or upgrades.
Here are the details and dates for the work:
- Capitol: Closed for regular maintenance Jan. 2-4
- Governor’s Palace: Closed for regular maintenance Jan. 7 to Feb. 1
- Printing Office and Bindery: Closed for maintenance Feb. 4-8
- Magazine: Closed for maintenance Feb. 19 to March 1
- James Anderson Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury complex (including Tin Shop): Closed for maintenance March 4-15 (Leather Works will continue operations at the Magazine during this time)
- Cabinetmarker: Closed for a conference Jan. 16-21
- Joinery: Closed for conference Jan. 8, 17-20, 22, and 29, but open Jan. 16 and 23
- Kings Arms and Shields taverns: Closed Jan. 1 to Feb. 28
- Christiana Campbell’s: Closed Jan. 1 to March 14
- Prentis Store: Closed for maintenance Feb. 11-15
- Governor’s Inn: Closed for the season Dec. 10 to March 14
- Hennage Auditorium: Closed as part of art museums expansion Jan. 2 to mid-April (Programming will be offered in the Goode Education Studio and galleries around the museums during this time)