The spirit of Colonial Williamsburg Va is the spirit of the American people in the late 1700s — yearning for independence from a foreign government, for freedom, and for equality.
At Colonial Williamsburg Va, the nation's magnificent living history museum, visitors absorb that spirit from the surroundings and through the interpreters who bring America's past to life.
Some, like Colonial Williamsburg historian William D. Barker (above), one of the nation’s top Thomas Jefferson scholars, represent well-known citizens. For interested visitors, Barker relates Jefferson’s experience during his career in 18th-century Williamsburg. Jefferson was America's second governor and lived in for a time in the Governor’s Palace.