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Children's toys were advertised for sale by Williamsburg merchants and milliners during the 18th century. Colonial Williamsburg offers a selection of toys copied from antiques in our collections and others inspired by 18th-century paintings and prints. Two toys popular in the Virginia colony were the birch bilbo catcher (ball and stick) from Bilbao, Spain, and the oak hoop, a game that has existed since the time of the ancient Egyptians.
*Recommended for ages 5 and older.