African American Experience
During the 18th century, half of Williamsburg’s population was black. The lives of the enslaved and free people in this Virginia capital are presented in reenactments and programs throughout the Historic Area.
Dig deeper into the everyday details of Williamsburg’s African American population. Learn more.
An early promise of freedom came with strings attached. Learn more.
Visit a working plantation and see enslaved life in an interactive setting. Learn more.
Explore African American daily programming in our events calendar