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Meet Patrick Henry

His passionate speech spurred citizens to action.

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What's New Blog

Discover the latest from Colonial Williamsburg.

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Our American Revolution

Explore the causes, character, and consequences of an American Revolution that continues to shape lives around the globe.

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Rare Breeds

Read about the rare breeds program.

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History Daily Fact

Ben Franklin favored the turkey over the eagle as the national bird.

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In Colonial Williamsburg's 301-acre Historic Area stand hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of the men and women of the 18th-century city—black, white, and native American, slave, indentured, and free—and the challenges they faced. In this historic place, we help the future learn from the past.

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