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The Real Black History Experience of Colonial Williamsburg

Location Marker Williamsburg, VA
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The History and Heritage of African-American Colonial Life

Did you know half of 17th-century Williamsburg was comprised of African-Americans? Discover the stories of the people of color who helped build the foundation of America. 

Experience Williamsburg's history from a different perspective, through the eyes of those whose choices were limited, yet played an influential role in the development of America as we know it today. Walk in the footsteps of the free and enslaved Williamsburg residents who lived, loved, worked, and dreamed of a better future for all people.

"This tour was so educational and emotional! I heard so many stories I've never heard before."

What Is the Real Black History Experience of Colonial Williamsburg Tour About?

Our Real Black History Experience Tour will take you to significant sites highlighting black Americans' lives in 17th-century Williamsburg based on meticulous research, historical documents, and contemporary sources. Get to know notable African-Americans who played key roles in Williamsburg's history and follow in the footsteps of those who strove to end slavery in the newly-created America.

What You Will See on This Tour:

Our tour will take you on a journey of locations significant to the stories of these important figures in our history, where you will learn about:

Backed by archeological evidence, documented events, and historical anecdotes, our expert storytellers will share inspiring stories of the influential figures, both black and white, whose lives play a role in the struggle to make America a free country for all.

Come join us on our exploration of significant Williamsburg locations where the future of our nation was shaped, and hear the stories of notable African-Americans and the enduring legacy they left behind for us to remember.

"A great nation remembers its history and embraces all the complexities of it."

Terry Brown

Additional Info

Meeting point address: Nassau and Duke of Gloucester Street

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

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Easy E-Check in

No need to print anything out. Just show up, and the tour guide will mark you present! Please save your email confirmation handy on your phone for reference.

Walking Tour

This tour is a walking tour.

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