Experience life as it was in our nation's past. Explore the homes and buildings where men like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Patrick Henry led the fight for independence. Visit scores of original buildings, hundreds of homes, shops, and public buildings that have been reconstructed spread over 301 acres. See rare animal breeds, trades, and gardens and enter into the spirit of them as you dance with an 18th-century instructor, walk with curators and gardeners, take part in a witch trial, or march with the Fifes and Drums. Find these programs and many more offered daily in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area. For more information about admission, hours and special programs and events call 1-800 History or visit the website.