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Colonial Williamsburg self-guided audio walking tour

Free cancellation
Place: Williamsburg
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted

Do this because

  • Tour a town restored to look and feel exactly like it did during the 1700s
  • Follow the dramatic events which took place here during the leadup to the American Revolution
  • Get inside info on Williamsburg’s history, including how John Rockefeller is connected to it
  • Visit landmarks older than the United States, including the campus of the second oldest university in the entire country

What to expect

Begin your Colonial Williamsburg tour at the visitor center, learning about the area's earliest residents, including Native Americans and European settlers. Your first stop is the Peyton Randolph House, a 1715 home linked to a key revolutionary figure. At the Fife and Drum Building, discover the role of these instruments in battle and possibly witness a live performance.

Learn about John D. Rockefeller's funding of the Colonial Williamsburg restoration at the Public Gaol, notorious for once holding Blackbeard’s pirate crew. Visit Bassett Hall, where Rockefeller lived, and the old Capitol Building, where Virginia declared independence days before the National Declaration.

Explore the Raleigh Tavern, a hotbed for revolutionary meetings, and the Williamsburg Magazine, the scene of a pre-revolution standoff. The Play House Stage offers tales of local ghosts amidst historic ambiance.

The tour continued to the Governor’s Palace, where Virginia’s Royal Governor resided until his hasty departure. See the George Wythe House, home to a Declaration signer and abolitionist, and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, which predates and inspired the town's restoration.

Conclude at the historic William & Mary School, the second-oldest university in the nation, rich in history and architectural beauty. This tour encapsulates the spirit and history of Colonial Williamsburg, offering a deep dive into America's past.

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Important to know

Know in advance:

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one
  • After booking the tour, search your email for the phrase "Set up your self-guided tour now." Follow these instructions NOW to finish setting up the tour while you have Wi-Fi/data. Do NOT wait until you are onsite
  • Purchase per car, not per person
  • Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi
  • Audio stories play on their own based on your location
  • Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks
  • This tour is valid for one year from the date of purchase
  • Use multiple times over multiple trips
  • All-day support line through call, chat, or email for help
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What’s included

Self-guided tour taken via the local operator app

Unique password (sent by email/text) for access to the app

Live GPS map on your phone

Audio narration

Text explanations

List of the entire route from stop to stop

What’s not included

Entrance tickets to paid attractions

Food and drinks



Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

Booking fee

Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.


101 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

Meeting point:

101 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185



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Opening hours: Our team is available from 10.00 to 18.00 CET

Phone number: +44 121 468 3145