June 18-Sept. 3, RevQuest: The Lion and the Unicorn. Colonial Williamsburg unveils an all-new online/onsite alternate reality game to enhance and expand a visit to the Revolutionary City on Monday, June 18. RevQuest: The Lion and the Unicorn immerses players in the world of 18th-century espionage as they race to protect the identity of a crucial patriot spy on the eve of the Battle of Yorktown. Based on actual events and real people, the game challenges players as never before to break codes and avoid detection as they navigate their way online and through the streets of the 18th-century colonial capital. Admission to “RevQuest: The Lion and the Unicorn” is free with the purchase of an admission ticket.
June 19 and 22, Crack the Code. During this family program at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at 10:30 a.m., young guests learn about real secret codes and ciphers used by George Washington and other leaders during the American Revolution. Try “cracking the code” using spy techniques. This program is for children ages eight and up, and is also offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, June 26-Aug. 14. Entry is included with an admission ticket. Approximately one hour.
June 20 and 23, Spy Craft. During this drop-in program at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. on June 20 at 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. on June 23, young guests try their hand at reading and writing secret messages just like Revolutionary spies. This program also is offered at 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Saturdays, June 30-Sept. 1. Entry is included with an admission ticket.
June 22, Heraldry Hunters. During this guided tour, families explore the galleries for coats of arms including lions and unicorns. Afterward, young guests will illustrate a book. Recommended for children ages 8 and up. This program also is offered at 10:30 a.m. Fridays, June 29-Aug. 17. Entry is included with an admission ticket.