To prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Colonial Williamsburg will shut down its public sites, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation officials said Saturday.
Starting Monday and continuing through March 30, the following locations will be closed:
- Historic Area interpretive sites and programs
- The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
- Taverns and other Historic Area food and beverage locations
- The Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center
- The John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library
- Bassett Hall
- The Custis Square archaeological site
Over the weekend of March 14, Colonial Williamsburg has also canceled weekend programs including carriage rides, the Musket Range, evening programs and Fifes and Drum performances.
Any previously scheduled foundation-led meetings and conferences have been canceled through April 21. This includes Colonial Williamsburg’s annual Garden Symposium, which was originally scheduled to begin on April 17.
Colonial Williamsburg’s hotels and the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club will remain open in addition to all hospitality-site retail and restaurants.
Merchant’s Square will also remain open and allow individual businesses to operate at their own discretion.
While the organization plans to reopen public facilities on March 30, the date could change depending on if there is a reduced health risk. The foundation plans to monitor public health guidance and work with localities, health care organization and William & Mary to prepare an aligned plan and response in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health.
For more information on closings, visit Colonial Williamsburg online.