After spending a year thoroughly enjoying our season tickets to Biltmore Estate my mom and I decided this year we were going to stay a bit closer to home and explore. This lead to us getting Annual Passes to Colonial Williamsburg. I have to admit it’s been a struggle to figure out how to organize our visits so my goal during this time is to let you know everything possible about how to navigate this living museum.
How To Get Tickets
There are a few ways to get tickets that will let you into the George Wythe House in Colonial Williamsburg. They do a fantastic job with giving various discounts so usually you can save a little bit. But here are the most popular ones:
- Annual Pass- if you grab an annual pass (currently $74.99) your pass will get you into this house as many times as you want on your visits to Colonial Williamsburg. The pass is good for 12 months.
- Single Day Ticket- this will give you access to all the guided sites which includes this house
- Multi-Day Ticket- allows you into the house for three days as part of your visits
- Good Neighbor Pass- Williamsburg, VA residents can get a special discounted pass
- Military Passes- they have several discounts for military members and some weekends of the year that are free
How to Tour the House
The tour will take about 15 minutes tops. There are benches in front of the house where you wait to go in. Each group enters about 7.5 minutes apart and currently in groups of 15 people so you can count how long it will take.
The tour is a combination of the house and the grounds. As with most of the houses you are only allowed downstairs on this tour.
Meanwhile if you are lucky you can meet the man himself outside and ask him some questions.
Who was George Wythe?
George Wythe was the first of the seven men from Virginia who signed the Declaration of Independence and taught Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Henry Clay and some other names you would recognize. He was the first American law professor and a judge. From talking to the actor he was well versed in all the popular theories of his day including topics outside of law like science and philosophy.
Where is the House?
If you have never been to Colonial Williamsburg to bulk of the historical area is along Duke of Gloucester Street. It’s a one mile long road from William and Mary College to the Capitol Building.
If you turn left to head down the Palace Green the George Wythe house is on the left.