About Trish & Dave Thomas


Trish has spent a lifetime studying history, especially the history of Virginia, and is a master storyteller. She’s from Virginia Beach, and for years gave tours on the boardwalk about shipwrecks, pirates and the heroic Coast Guard lifesaving stations. She regularly appeared at the historic houses of Virginia Beach, and was a docent at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk.

Co-owner of Williamsburg Walking Tours since 2011, she offers guided tours of Williamsburg’s history, the African American experience in Williamsburg, and the Civil War in Williamsburg.

Trish is available for private group tours as well as on-site presentations at regional schools and church events, and at family reunions and conventions in the Williamsburg area.


David spent 35 years in advertising as a creative director, copywriter and commercial producer. Most of that time he lived in Washington, DC, bouncing around between advertising agencies (nature of the business) and the rest of the time freelancing.

David has won 30 creative awards, but according to him, the most cherished of his accomplishments was marrying Trish.


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