Colonial Life

Discover what life was like growing up on an 18th-century farm!

Explore the roles and daily chores of each family member that kept the farm running smoothly. Participate in a cooking activity on the re-created Revolution-era farm and analyze reproduction artifacts to compare life in 1700s Virginia to life in Virginia today. For grades 1 to 3.

Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning. 


Excellent program to show students what colonial farm life would be like.  Love the hands-on activities.  Well-organized program.”  – 2nd Grade Teacher, Williamsburg-James City County Public School.
Program length: 2.5 hours; Rate: B

To book a tour or program, contact reservations:

(757) 253-4939 • (888) 868-7593 • fax (757) 253-4997 •

Groups of 15 or more require advance reservations.

Guided tour reservations required at least three business days in advance and are subject to availability. We recommend making tour reservations at least two months in advance for fall and winter trips, and up to four months in advance for trips in the spring.

Reservations are also requested for self-guided groups.

Consult Group Admission Rates,  Field Trip Planning Made Easy and the Teacher Checklist to prepare for your visit.