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25 Must-Do Spring Activities at Colonial Williamsburg Resorts

As the days get longer and the air warmer, the beautiful Virginia flowers aren’t the only things growing…the list of fun things to do at Colonial Williamsburg Resorts is in full bloom this Spring. Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover, foodie, or a family trip planner, this season is a magical time to visit! So, lace up your walking shoes, dust off your colonial bonnet (optional!), and get ready to explore.

Here’s our list of the top Spring activities at Colonial Williamsburg Resorts:


With your Colonial Williamsburg Admission Tickets…

Tour Historic Sites

Red Tulips in the Governors Palace


1. Spring brings the Governor’s Palace gardens alive with a vibrant display of colorful flowers. Stroll through meticulously landscaped grounds teeming with tulips, daffodils, azaleas, and other seasonal blooms, offering a picturesque backdrop as you explore the historic residence.


2. The pleasant spring weather makes taking in the history of the Capitol Building, Public Gaol (Jail), and attending re-enactments at the Courthouse most enjoyable!


3. A guided tour in the springtime through the Custis Square archaeology site is a must. Explore the four-acre property of a wealthy statesman, and hear about the garden’s landscape and the enslaved men and women who built and maintained it centuries ago.


4. While you’re visiting Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, be sure to interact with our Rare Breeds, especially the baby lambs who have made their annual Spring arrival.


Meet Historic Tradespeople

The Trades Gardener


5. Witness the work of our historic gardener firsthand and see how they maintain the land during peak season. You’ll gain insights into specific plants and the time-tested gardening techniques from long ago. During certain occasions, our gardeners invite you to participate in the work, making this a truly immersive experience.


6. This time of year, everyone is swapping out their wardrobe in preparation for Spring — 18th Century Americans included! Visit our Millinery and inquire about springtime fashion in the 1700s.


7. Meet the people who have prepared farm-to-table meals for centuries! Colonial Williamsburg’s historic cooks can fill you in on how chefs of the Revolutionary period used fresh ingredients from the garden.


Discover & Explore


8. Attend Spring programming and events throughout the Historic Area (some tickets required).


9. Wander through our expanded and updated Art Museums to ignite your curiosity and spark creativity.


10. Take a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg’s Arboretum and identify Colonial Williamsburg’s most asked-about trees. Our knowledgeable guides will discuss characteristics of each species as well as the ways our various tradespeople use the tree’s wood.

Pink Flowering Tree Historic Area


Free & Open to the Public


11. Put a spring in your step on the Bassett Trace Nature Trail.


12. Pick up an 18th Century game or toy from one of our Historic Area Shops and have fun with the family outside.


13. Have a family picnic on the Governor’s Palace Green.


14. Walk your dog down Duke Of Gloucester Street.

walking dogs on the street


As a guest of Colonial Williamsburg Resorts…


15. Join us for weekly tennis and golf clinics at the Williamsburg Inn Tennis Club and Golden Horseshoe Golf Club— hone your skills, have some fun, and get active in a beautiful setting!


16. Enjoy complimentary access to the practice area at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. Work on your game at the driving range, chipping area, and putting green, all bathed in pleasant spring sunshine.

Gold Course Driving Range

17. Find the right day to dive in at one of our on-property pools.


18. Maintain progress on your summer body with access to daily fitness classes at the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg.


19. Make a preferred lunch or dinner reservation at one of the many restaurants on site.


Pre-paid & Ticketed Experiences


20. View the enchanting Historic Area in a whole new way by taking a carriage ride through the streets.

Man in Carriage Ride


21. Make a reservation to one of the outdoor terraces at the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, and Historic Taverns to be a social butterfly and dine al fresco. Take advantage of our exclusive spring break packages and offers.


22. Enjoy southern flavors and live musical performances every week at Sweet Tea & Barley.


23. Attend one of our exciting evening programs, from courthouse re-enactments to colonial concerts!

courthouse re-enactment


24. Get out to the Gold or Green Course and enjoy the legendary golf at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.


25. Start a friendly match at the Williamsburg Inn Tennis Club.

Kids Playing Tennis


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