Certified Tour Guide Program & Information

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Phone: (757)220-2331
Emergency: 911

The purpose and spirit of our Certified Tour
Guide Program is to ensure the candidate
has a basic functional knowledge of the City,
its history, and to answer participant's 
questions accurately. Our testing covers
areas of history, architecture, and public

We encourage you to seek out those guides
who have invested the extra time and 
commitment by participating in our 

Certified Tour Guides are held to a higher
standard for your Williamsburg adventure!


Tour Guide Information

Click here to see a list of current Certified Tour Guides

Licensing Requirements Explained 

Licensing Ordinance (PDF)

Ordinance Amendment, January 2019 - This amendment changes the testing requirement to a voluntary basis.

Ordinance Amendment, March 2019 This amendment changes the licensing fee from $100 to $25

Licensing Application (PDF)

Tour Guide Safety Information

Test Study Materials 


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