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Books & Media

Discover original Colonial Williamsburg Publications and other books related to 18th century America in our Books & Media categories. Our selection includes children's books, non-fiction and fiction, cooking and gardening, arts and crafts, Colonial Williamsburg guide books, music, DVDs, and writing materials and stationary.

  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A History of Tea | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    A History of Tea

    As the world's most popular beverage, tea has fascinated us, awakened us, motivated us, and calmed us for well over two thousand years. A History of Tea tells the compelling story of the rise of tea in Asia and its eventual spread to the West and beyond...
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  • First Edition Signed Copy: Becoming Jefferson | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    First Edition Signed Copy: Becoming Jefferson

    We have a limited number of first edition Becoming Jefferson books that were signed by Mr. Bill Barker. Limit of 1 book per customer. Please note that discounts do not apply to this item.  This collectible book is written by Bill Barker, who...
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  • Hidden History of Civil War Williamsburg | The Shops at Colonial 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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  • Nancy's Story: 1765

    Nancy's Story: 1765

    The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery NixonVirginians are protesting the Stamp Act and Nancy Geddy is afraid the uncertain times will harm her father's business. And if that worry is not enough, Nancy's stepmother is making...
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  • Amy, Ben and Catalpa the Cat

    Amy, Ben and Catalpa the Cat

    Great pictures and lots of action! In this full-color alphabet story in verse, Amy, Ben and Catalpa take children on a fun-filled day in 18th-century Williamsburg. No sooner does a fifer pass Amy and Ben's window than they are off to the fair! During...
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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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  • 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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  • Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia

    Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia by Carson Hudson is a fascinating book about eighteenth-century witchcraft beliefs and trials in Virginia based on actual facts in historical records and not Hollywood myths and modern legends. While the witchcraft mania...
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  • 2023 Colonial Williamsburg Towel Calendar | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    2023 Colonial Williamsburg Towel Calendar

    Plan your days while being reminded of a beloved place. Our 2023 Colonial Williamsburg Calendar Towel wall hanging features an illustration of some of Colonial Williamsburg’s most iconic locations, horse-drawn carriage and the Fife & Drum Corps...
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  • Williamsburg Watercolor Note Cards

    Williamsburg Watercolor Note Cards

    These reproductions of original watercolor paintings of Historic Area scenes capture the look and feel of historic Colonial Williamsburg long after your visit has ended. Painted by Williamsburg artist Marcia Long, each notecard features a different...
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  • Melody Harp

    Melody Harp

    This finely crafted wood zither, or melody harp, is one of the easiest instruments a child can play. Simply slide one of 12 song sheets under the strings and follow the "dots" with the pick. A great way to start a child onto a lifetime of music. 14 1/2"...
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  • Maria's Story: 1773

    Maria's Story: 1773

    Maria's Story: 1773 is part of The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery Nixon. When Maria Rind's father dies, her mother is forced to continue his work writing and publishing the Virginia Gazette newspaper. That leaves Maria...
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  • Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life

    Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life

    The life—and lessons—of the Founding Father who mastered the arts of wit, war, and wealth, long before becoming the subject of Broadway’s Hamilton: An American Musical. Two centuries after his death, Alexander Hamilton is shining once more under the...
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  • American Traditions Secret Decoder Cypher Wheel | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    American Traditions Secret Decoder Cypher Wheel

    The American Traditions Secret Decoder Cypher Wheel is a fun toy for kids to explore and learn the art of encoding and decoding messages. Get two and send secret messages between friends! Made of wood. Includes instructions. Recommended for ages 5 and up...
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  • America's Forgotten Colonial History | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    America's Forgotten Colonial History

    From the publisher: "This is what we all learned in school: Pilgrims on the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. They had a rough start, but ultimately made a go of it, made friends with the Indians, and celebrated with a big Thanksgiving dinner...
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  • Flowers and Herbs of Early America

    Flowers and Herbs of Early America

    Rediscover our American botanical heritage with this chronicle of the history and cultivation of 56 species of colonial flowers and herbs. Researched and written by master gardener Lawrence Griffith, curator of plants for The Colonial Williamsburg...
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  • George Washington's Rules To Live By

    George Washington's Rules To Live By

    When the Father of Our Country was a boy, he copied by hand a list of rules written almost 150 years before, and then passed on from generation to generation. The rules covered everything from table manners and hygiene to integrity and citizenship, and...
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  • Ann's Story: 1747

    Ann's Story: 1747

    This delightful children's book is based on Ann McKenzie, a real girl who lived in 18th-century Williamsburg. Nine-year-old Ann needs to start behaving like a proper young lady, learning to knit, cook, and manage a household, but she would rather assist...
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  • 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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  • Founding Feuds

    Founding Feuds

    The Founding Fathers have been hailed for centuries as shining examples of men who put aside their own agendas to found a nation. But behind the scenes, there were more petty fights and fraught relationships than signatures on the Declaration of...
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  • The Coins of Colonial America

    The Coins of Colonial America

    An impressive collection of antique coins donated to the Foundation is the focus of this book. Joseph Lasser contributed an overview about currency in colonial North America and sections on "Latin American Origins," "Coins Powered World Trade," "Coins in...
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  • Botany - A Naturalist's Notebook - cover

    Botany - A Naturalist's Notebook

    Whether you make observations close to home (how does your garden grow?) or keep detailed, accurate field notes for your Journal of Researches (like Darwin!), take along this Botany - A Naturalist's Notebook. Make at least one discovery every day! 48...
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  • Striped Red Earthenware Inkwell | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Striped Red Earthenware Inkwell

    Add historic charm to your desk with this Striped 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...
    $20.95
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  • The Colonial Naturalist DVD

    The Colonial Naturalist DVD

    Part 3 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: Colonial Life through a Lens. Filmed in 1965, this docudrama highlights Mark Catesby's first visit to the colonies, where the self-trained naturalist spent time observing his natural...
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