A Taste of History Package

Offer valid May 9, 2024 through December 31, 2024

$100 Tavern Dining Credit & 2 Colonial Williamsburg Tickets

A Taste of History Package

Centuries of history and hospitality have led to the all-new “A Taste of History” package! Check-out of the 21st century, check into a Colonial House, and dine in a historic dining tavern for Lunch or Dinner.

Book this package now, and receive:

  • Nightly accommodations in a Colonial House (Now – December 31st, based on availability). Choose from original 18th-century buildings or carefully reconstructed lodgings.
  • $100 Food & Beverage Credit toward Historic Dining Tavern experiences or other Colonial Williamsburg Resorts restaurants.
  • Up to 2 Complimentary Admission Tickets ($120 value) allowing you to explore the Historic Area & Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.
  • The 2024 Colonial Williamsburg Resorts Coupon Book, containing up to $350 in savings on experiences in the Historic Area and beyond (including Merchants Square)!


Ready for an immersive 18th-century experience? Book this unique package today!

Select Your Colonial House


The Historic Lodging Experience

Stay in a Colonial House, nestled in the the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg, and get lost in a one-of-a-kind 18th-century living experience. Lodging options include meticulously reconstructed buildings, designed to precisely match the originals that stood in Williamsburg during the 1700s, and original buildings which have been carefully preserved for hundreds of years.

Lightfoot House   Family Running to the Ewing House   Masonic Kitchen

The Historic Tavern Dining Experience

  • At each of our 4 Historic Dining Taverns, the 18th century becomes so real you can taste it…through a historic food journey inspired by real recipes from centuries ago, with thoughtful adjustments for the modern palate! By researching and re-creating dozens of early American recipes, our chefs have discovered that some of the most tasteful and exciting culinary trends are more than 250 years old.
  • Wear your love for history on your sleeve and your napkin. Our tavern keepers will explain the historical significance of the “yard cloth” and demonstrate how to wear one during your meal.
  • Let the music move you into the 18th century. Live music was a staple of everyday living in colonial times. During any trip to a tavern, expect to hear stories and songs from tavern performers, dressed in 18th-century fashions.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Campbells Tavern    Shields Taver Dining Atmosphere    Girl Drinking & Wearing Yard Cloth    2 men & 2 women Lunch Together


If you could sit down for a meal with anyone from American history, who would it be?

No matter how you answer that question, any of our 4 Historic Taverns would be a fitting venue for such a mealtime meeting!

King’s Arms Tavern
First opened in 1772, now open for reservations!

Kings Arms Tavern Dining

More than 250 years ago, Jane Vobe opened King’s Arms Tavern, which quickly became known as the place where the most prestigious visitors to Williamsburg dined and stayed. Today, King’s Arms Tavern is open daily for lunch as well as dinner on select nights.


Christiana Campbell’s Tavern
The best seafood this side of 1776.

Sea Foods Side dish & Drinks

Campbell’s Tavern is George Washington’s favorite for a reason! Aside from the fresh seafood dishes coming from the James & York Rivers and Chesapeake Bay, Campbell’s is renowned as the place to enjoy historical ballads and exquisite salads (see “Lettuces from the Garden” in the dinner menu). Open for dinner.


Chowning’s Tavern
Say “Cheers!” to Tradition

Chowning's Tavern Garden

Gather ‘round for hearty, Colonial-inspired pub fare, served under the Garden’s natural grape arbor while the interior is being restored.


Shields’ Tavern

Family & Friends Around the table

Opening soon!


​*Offer valid for stays between April 9, 2024 - December 31, 2024, based on availability. A 2-night minimum stay is required. A dining credit of to $100 is rewarded per stay in a Colonial House and can be used at King's Arms Tavern, Shields' Tavern, Christiana Campbell's Tavern, Chowning's Tavern, Chowning's Cider Stand, Chowning's Garden Grill or any other participating Colonial Williamsburg Resorts restaurant, based on availability.

Dining Events

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