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To Arm Against an Enemy: Colonial Williamsburg Highlights Small Arms of the Revolution

A new exhibit at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Virginia's Colonial Williamsburg seeks to showcase the vast array of guns and edged weapons used in the fight for American independence.

Remembering the Guns of the Alamo

Separating fact from movie fiction, what arms were used during the 13-day siege in February 1836?

The Guns of the Colonial Williamsburg Collection

As the capital of the Virginia colony and later the fledgling Commonwealth, Williamsburg has had a long history as a repository of firearms.

Fire a Brown Bess at Colonial Williamsburg's Musket Range

This unprecedented experience offers guests an opportunity to learn about, handle and operate replica 18th-century firearms with guidance from certified instructors.

The Redcoats’ Brown Bess

Brown Bess muskets served both sides during the American Revolution.

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