If you plan to visit Williamsburg in the winter, you will not lack for activities or events. Colonial Williamsburg is in complete operation during the winter; many homes and buildings are open; historical interpreters will give you more personal treatment; there are evening programs on the weekends; and two of the taverns are open for lunch/dinner. And there are no long waiting lines! take advantage of this special time of year with a stay at the Colonial Gardens bed and Breakfast Inn!!
Some of the events and attractions you may wish to enjoy include the James River Plantation Progressive Candlelight Winter Feast & Tour- Personal owner tours of Piney Grove (1790), Ashland (1835), Ladysmith (1857) and Duck Church plantations with an elegant four-course dinner. / Reservations required / Call 804-829-2196 for information
Working Wood in the 18th Century: Making Case Furniture -Desks and Bookcases – The 7th Annual Working in Wood Conference is being offered twice due to its popularity. Directed towards professional and amateur woodworkers, the event is informal with demonstrations and discussions led by Colonial Williamsburg Historic Trades cabinetmakers with lots of time for question and answers. Conference space is limited, contact the Continuing Education division of Colonial Williamsburg at 1-800-603-0948 for specific program information.
Martin Luther King Day – The year’s first great three day weekend, so plan a getaway for two in the Historic Triangle. Williamsburg is a great place during the off-season for couples. Fantastic shopping, sightseeing and great restaurants are part of this season’s offerings. Book your room now!
BOOK YOUR ROOMS NOW FOR THIS! Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum
Sunday, February 03, 2008 – Thursday, February 07, 2008
Chairs made in 18th-century Boston were surprisingly different from their New York, Philadelphia and Charleston counterparts. Indeed, the work of American artisans exhibited a striking array of distinctive regional styles from the very beginning. At the 60th Annual Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum, From North to South: Regional Diversity in American Decorative Arts, explore this rich and varied heritage. The 2008 Forum brings together a host of widely recognized speakers to introduce and investigate the remarkable furniture, silver, ceramics, textiles, paintings and buildings produced in America before 1830. More than 20 curators, collectors and historians present their latest findings in a series of illustrated lectures and video-assisted workshops. Book Your Room Now!
If antiques are your thing you can not miss an opportunity to shop the Williamsburg Antique mall! It is huge, it is diverse and it is a blast along with the La Petite tea room for some great lunch treats it will keep you busy for the entire day.