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Books & Media

Discover original Colonial Williamsburg books and other publications about Early American history topics in our Books & Media categories. Our selection includes children's books, non-fiction and fiction, cooking and gardening, arts and crafts, Colonial Williamsburg guidebooks, music, DVDs, writing materials, and stationary.

  • Restoring Williamsburg - front cover Restoring Williamsburg - The revised and expanded story of the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg.

    Restoring Williamsburg

    From our fascinating and highly readable best-selling classic, Williamsburg Before and After to our revised and expanded edition, Restoring Williamsburg combines the history of a major restoration bringing the story up to present. Sheds new...
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  • Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop

    Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop

    Gingerbread cookies and other goodies from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop bring back delicious memories for generations of Williamsburg visitors. In this cookbook, original recipes from rare 18th-century cookbooks are presented side-by-side with their...
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  • Colonial Williamsburg: The Official Guide

    Colonial Williamsburg: The Guide

    No visit to Colonial Williamsburg is complete without our official guide book! This first new edition of Colonial Williamsburg's official guide since 2014, this book includes information on all of Colonial Williamsburg's historic sites. This guide...
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  • Duel in the Wilderness

    Duel in the Wilderness

    Major George Washington stared grimly at the French commander facing him. The young Virginian had traveled hundreds of miles into the frontier to deliver a message from the King of England. After a dangerous journey, Washington had arrived at his...
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  • Colonial Williamsburg: The Story | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg: The Story

    It was in Williamsburg, Virginia, that American independence—and democracy—took root. And it is in the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg that millions have learned about the continuing relevance of America's founding ideas. Spanning...
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  • Trend and Tradition Subscription | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Trend and Tradition Subscription

    Trend & Tradition: The Magazine of Colonial Williamsburg is devoted to telling the stories of 18th-century America from a 21st-century point of view. Redesigned in 2016, the Foundation's quarterly publication continues to feature history articles...
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  • Quill Pen | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Quill Pen | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Quill Pen

    A goose feather quill pen and powdered ink were the basic writing instruments in the 18th century. Our quill pens are made from the finest quality bleached white goose pointers. The nib may be re-sharpened and re-shaped as often as necessary...
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  • 18th Century Powdered Ink | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Powdered Ink

    Pen a note the 18th century way with this Powdered Ink. When mixed with water, this powder produces a rich colored ink for use with quills and other dip pens. Instructions and historical information are provided on the envelopes. A fun way to send a...
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  • George Wythe House Christmas Cards

    George Wythe House Christmas Cards

    Send Christmas greetings with a charming image of one of the Historic Area's most handsome colonial homes. The fanciful artwork depicts the George Wythe House during a winter snowfall with a well-appointed stagecoach riding past. It's a charming scene...
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  • Porch Gathering Christmas Cards | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Porch Gathering Christmas Cards

    Each year during the holiday season, Williamsburg comes alive with blazing cressets, candle-lit windows, and most coveted of all, amazing fruit-and-foliage displays. Families from around the country, and even the world, flock to the Historic Area to...
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  • The Williamsburg Cookbook

    The Williamsburg Cookbook

    Once tasted, the food of Williamsburg is not forgotten. Visitors return again and again for Chowning Tavern's Brunswick Stew, Christiana Campbell's Spoon Bread, the Williamsburg Inn's Breast of Turkey Supreme and countless other delicacies. In this...
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  • Christmas in Market Square Christmas Cards

    Christmas in Market Square Christmas Cards

    Vivid colors and sculpturally embossed details make this Colonial Williamsburg Christmas card stand out. On the front, a large illuminated evergreen stands in Market Square surrounded by historic structures decked in holiday wreaths. Features 16 cards...
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  • Holiday Fare

    Holiday Fare Cookbook

    Hot Cranberry Wassail! Cheese and Chive Crisps! Buttery Rum Pumpkin Pie! Sixty easy-to-follow recipes from Executive Chef John Gonzales Holiday-Fare Cookbook update the favorite delicious tastes of Colonial Williamsburg's recipes. Features •60+...
    $17.95
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  • Colonial Williamsburg Hauntings

    Colonial Williamsburg Hauntings

    Based on the official Colonial Williamsburg ghost tours, this book features stories from employees, residents and guests. Here are tales of unexplained alarms, moving chairs and windows, even flying checkerboards - plus spooky images of scenes guests on...
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  • Bruton Parish Church Christmas Cards

    Bruton Parish Church Christmas Cards

    A Christmas Eve stroll down Duke of Gloucester Street may find the Historic Area under a blanket of snow. Share the best of Williamsburg during the winter season with this beautiful set of boxed holiday cards. In the distance stands Bruton Parish Church...
    $22.00
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  • Gunsmith Of Williamsburg DVD

    Gunsmith Of Williamsburg DVD

    Part 4 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: The Trades of Colonial Williamsburg The gun was a vital part of life in 18th-century Williamsburg, and this 1965 docudrama demonstrates the expertise that went into the making of each...
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  • Plants of Colonial Williamsburg

    Plants of Colonial Williamsburg

    This guide to the plants in Colonial Williamsburg's gardens describes and discusses two hundred flowers, trees, herbs, and shrubs. The historical background of each plant links it with the colonial period. Brief biographies of early plantsmen explain the...
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  • Colonial Williamsburg Townscape Magnet | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg Townscape Magnet

    Remember your trip to the Historic Area fondly with our Colonial Williamsburg Townscape Magnet. This souvenir magnet features a panoramic image of the Governor's Palace, the Magazine, Capitol, the Fife and Drum corps, and a carriage. 
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  • Holiday Welcome Embossed Christmas Cards

    Holiday Welcome Embossed Christmas Cards

    The door of the Historic Area's Roscow Cole House is beautifully decorated on this set of Christmas cards. The Roscow Cole house has anchored the east end of Market Square since about 1812. It is named for the merchant who built it and owned it until...
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  • Ghosts Amongst Us

    Ghosts Amongst Us

    Based in part on Colonial Williamsburg's popular evening programs "Cry Witch" and "Ghosts Amongst Us"—and also including stories that have never been performed—here are the tales that chilled and amused Virginians over two hundred years ago...
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  • Red Thunder children's book | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Red Thunder

    While cannons thundered, swords flashed, and the sky turned red with flame, Nate Chandler and his enslaved friend, James, went about the darker business of espionage. Their spy world of whispered conspiracies, secret missions alone in the dead of night,...
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  • Reproduction Colonial Money - Set A | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Reproduction Colonial Money - Set A

    This set of reproduction Colonial and Revolutionary currency includes various denominations and sizes. Set A includes various denominations and sizes of Colonial Money, including one each of the following: $10 New York 1776, $8 Maryland 1774, 15s...
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  • Early Upholstery Seating

    Early Upholstery Seating

    Watch a feature about our restoration expert, Leroy Graves, on CBS Sunday Morning. Leading Colonial Williamsburg conservator Leroy Graves has changed the way collectors and museums regard historic upholstery. Little upholstery from the eighteenth and...
    $65.00
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  • ABC Hotch Potch Coloring Book

    ABC Hotch Potch Coloring Book

    The illustrations in this coloring book were taken from "The Comical Hotch-Potch or the Alphabet turn'd Posture-Master," a hand-colored print published in London in 1782 by Carington Bowles. The print features a comical character named Hotch-Potch...
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  • Colonial Christmas Embossed Christmas Cards | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Colonial Christmas Embossed Christmas Cards | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Christmas Embossed Christmas Cards

    Send your loved ones a warm holiday greeting with the Colonial Christmas Embossed Christmas Cards. These cards feature a greeting of Happy Christmas beneath the painting Colonial Christmas by Mark Keathley. Inside reads, ““Wishing you a...
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  • Four Documents of Freedom

    Four Documents of Freedom

    Choose this unique set for the American history buff in your life, young or old. This impressive set of four antiqued historical documents includes the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and Abraham...
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  • Colonial Williamsburg Mini Magnets | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg Mini Magnets

    This Colonial Williamsburg Mini Magnets set includes iconic scenes and popular sites of the Historic Area. Use this mini magnet set in the office, classroom, or your kitchen and be reminded of your "home away from home". Includes 10 mini magnets in a...
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  • Williamsburg Post Card Book

    Williamsburg Post Card Book

    With so many beautiful postcards to choose from, your toughest choose will be whether to keep them for yourself, or tear them out to send to friends. This book of 33 iconic images from Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area includes seasonal pictures of...
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  • Colonial Days Coloring Book

    Colonial Days Coloring Book

    Time to shear the sheep! Eve milks a cow. Sarah and Eve card the wool. Betsy and Peyton tend the garden. Yum! Sarah and her mother make an apple pie. William and Betsy are ready for the ball. Keep the hoop rolling, Bristol! Betsy rides through town in a...
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  • Reproduction Colonial Money - Set B | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Reproduction Colonial Money - Set B

    This set of reproduction Colonial and Revolutionary currency includes various denominations and sizes. Set B includes 1 each of the following notes: 20 Dollars - United States 1778,  4 Dollars - North Carolina 1778, 8 Dollars - Massachusetts Bay...
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  • Colonial Spices and Herbs | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Spices and Herbs

    Colonial Herbs and Spices by well-known food writer Patricia B. Mitchell is full of fascinating information, quotations, and descriptions about the typical usages of 23 of colonial America's most common spices and herbs. It offers brief descriptions of...
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  • Civil War Williamsburg

    Civil War Williamsburg

    Williamsburg is known for its central role in the American Revolution. Less known is that the city also played a role in the Civil War, suffering through a bloody battle on its doorstep and a three-year occupation. Featuring a history of wartime,...
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  • The Journal of Major George Washington

    The Journal of Major George Washington

    In 1753, Virginia Governor Dinwiddie appointed 21-year-old Major George Washington to a delicate mission - deliver a letter to the local French commander demanding that he and his forces leave British Territory and bargain for support with the local...
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  • Organic Fiber Dyeing

    Organic Fiber Dyeing

    Traditional Dyes for Modern Fabric Lovers. Color, color, and more color-dyeing fabric was just as important to the citizens of 18th-century America in places such as Williamsburg, Virginia, as it is to today's quilters and fabric artists. Using...
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  • Colonial Colors Colonial Colors

    Colonial Colors

    Eight colorful colonial objects-a black three-cornered hat, a red drum, a yellow lady's hat, a green cart, a white wig, a blue shoe, a brown saddle, and orange yarn-are depicted. Colonial Colors board book.   Features Depicts Colorful Colonial...
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  • Colonial Williamsburg the First 75 Years | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg the first 75 years

    This book relates the fascinating story of how the Reverend W. A. R. Goodwin and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., went about restoring Virginia's colonial capital. Equally engrossing is the account of how the Williamsburg that visitors see today turned a sleepy...
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  • Hidden History of Civil War Williamsburg | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Hidden History of Civil War Williamsburg

    Hidden History of Civil War Williamsburg

    Each year, thousands of visitors from around the country visit the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's re-created 18th-century capital of Virginia to learn about the past and walk where the Founding Fathers walked. The fact that the same ground was later...
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  • Physick Medicine in Williamsburg

    Physick Medicine in Williamsburg

    The professional practice of medicine and the methods used to treat patients in colonial Williamsburg between 1740 and 1775 are thoroughly explained. Topics include medical theory, education, treatments, surgery, and brief biographical sketches of...
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  • Red Earthenware Inkwell | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Red Earthenware Inkwell | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Red Earthenware Inkwell

    Add historic charm to your desk with this Red Earthenware Inkwell. This reproduction inkwell would have been a common site to inhabitants of Williamsburg in the 18th century. Made of more common materials, such as earthenware, or finely crafted in...
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