Revolutionary City

Colonial Williamsburg’s most significant historical program is “Revolutionary City“, a series of skits re-enacting the major events surrounding the American colonies’ break with Great Britain and depicting their impact on the people of Virginia.

The Declaration of Independence is read to the citizens of Williamsburg,

and a new flag flies atop the Capitol.

Williamsburg is a city of ideas, and founding fathers encourage citizens to understand what independence means.

Meanwhile, slaves ask what it means to them.

But when Williamsburg is recaptured by the British, under the traitor Benedict Arnold,

it appears that independence may be short-lived.

Upcoming posts in this series on Colonial Williamsburg will describe Revolutionary City skits in greater detail.

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7 thoughts on “Revolutionary City

  1. Leslie, I am looking forward to additional posts. I worked as an Interpreter here some years ago and find this series interesting.
    Thank you.

  2. I grew up in Arlington Virginia and visited Williamsburg while I was in Middle School, but my memories of it are hazy. Thanks for putting this together so that I can relive the experience more properly.

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