Colonial Williamsburg Reopens with Covid-19 in Mind

Colonial Williamsburg Reopens with Covid-19 in MindHistoric Colonial Williamsburg is open for visitors again after closing in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation reopened the historic area mid-June using procedures and protocols to follow best practices for public safety. Updates were made on guidance from local and state health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Signs posted in public spaces have been posted to remind guests to maintain social distancing of at least six feet. That includes standing in lines, using elevators, or moving around the Historic Area. Physical barriers made of plexiglass partitions where visitors might line up for events or other activities have also been installed.

The capacity for indoor spaces and guests on tours has been reduced. The number of people allowed in each tour will be determined on group size limits and physical distancing protocols. All guests are asked to wear face coverings when indoors except when dining in a restaurant. A touchless ticketing system has been implemented to allow guests to buy tickets online and redeem them on a smartphone.

If a guest needs to buy or redeem a ticket in person, outdoor kiosks are available at the Visitor Center. Guests can park at the Visitor Center and use the footpath that connects the lot to the Historic Area. Shuttle service is available for those who need it, but masks are required and the number of riders using the shuttle has been reduced.

Maps and program guides are available on the Colonial Williamsburg website.