The Capitol

500 E. Duke of Gloucester St.
Williamsburg, VA 23185- Map It

AAA Editor Notes

The Capitol is at the e. end of Duke of Gloucester St. at the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area, off I-64 exit 238. The current structure represents the first capitol, which was built in 1701 and reconstructed during the 1930s. The Capitol was the site of many important political events. The most significant of these took place May 15, 1776, when Virginia’s legislators—nearly 2 months before the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia—voted for delegates in Philadelphia to introduce a resolution declaring the Colonies’ independence from England.
Single-day Colonial Williamsburg admission pass $40.99; $20.49 (ages 6-12). Multiday Colonial Williamsburg admission pass (valid for 3 days through the end of the year) $50.99; $25.49 (ages 6-12). Other combination passes are available.
Hours: Dancing, entertainment and other evening programs take place on a varying schedule; phone ahead for more information.