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Upcoming November Events at Colonial Williamsburg

Audiences decide Grace Sherwood’s fate in the interactive evening program. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg)


WILLIAMSBURG — November is almost upon us and with that comes a new roundup of some of the events and attractions offered at Colonial Williamsburg:

Fire a Flintlock Musket:
Colonial Williamsburg will be continuing their “Fire a Flintlock Musket” event in the month of November. Visitors can test their aim with two different reproduction 18th-century firearms. Guests wanting to participate in this event must be 14 or older. Those who are under the ages of 14-17, must be accompanied by a legally responsible adult. Colonial Williamsburg will be running this event Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

This event begins at the Williamsburg Lodge.

Freedom Paradox:
Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg can take a 60-minute walking tour of the Randolph Yard, Market Square, and Palace Green. The event examines slavery’s evolution, and how many relied on it to build a city, a colony, and eventually a nation. The experience centers around both the free and enslaved members of the Peyton Randolph household.


Tradespeople in the Galleries:
Visitors who purchase admission to the art museums can observe various experts in the galleries. Some of these experts include a joiner, harpsichord-makers, cabinetmakers, silversmiths, tailors, engravers, and wigmakers.

This event happens every day except on Tuesday, throughout the month of Nov.

Acting How To:
Those interested in 18th-century acting can visit “Acting How To” to learn more about a transition period of acting from Declamatory style to a new style published in the 1753 edition of Aaron Hill’s Essay on the Art of Acting.

This event takes place at the Play House Stage and is available on Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, and Nov. 23.

Walk through History with a Nation Builder:
Visitors can join historical interpreters on a walking tour and experience the 18th-century community of Williamsburg. The historical interpreters portray real people of the past.

Tickets for the walking tour can be purchased at the Lumber House Ticket Office. This event is available for the majority of the month of Nov.


Bits and Bridles:
Visitors can go on a one-hour walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg’s modern stables and Rare Breeds Programs. The tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at Colonial Williamsburg’s facilities, carriages, and lets visitors get up close with some of their animals.

The event takes place Nov. 1 – 24 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

A Patriotic American:
Visitors to the Hennage Auditorium can observe Elizabeth Braxton, the wife of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, as she reflects on challenges faced by her family during the Revolution.

This event takes place Nov.1, Nov.8, Nov. 15, Nov. 22.

American Indian Life Series:
Each day of this event, an American Indian Interpreter will discuss different topics of early American Indian life and its diverse influence on American democracy.

This event will take place at the Charlton Stage from Nov. 1 through Nov. 24 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Haunted Williamsburg:
Colonial Williamsburg will be continuing its haunted ghost tours throughout the entire month of November. The ghost tour grants visitors exclusive access to historic outdoor spaces. The one-hour candlelit walking tour takes the audience through a variety of Colonial Williamsburg’s most haunted sites.

The tour begins at the Play House Stage on Palace Green and is suitable for ages 8 and older.

Cry Witch:
Another event that Colonial Williamsburg is continuing in the month of November is “Cry Witch”. The interactive witch trial lets visitors not only observe a trial but they get to vote on whether the subject is guilty or innocent.

The event will start at 7:30 p.m.Monday and Friday throughout the month of Nov. at the Capitol General Court.

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