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March 20, 2009

CW's special Virginia license plate available through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

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Colonial Williamsburg license plate

Virginia drivers may purchase special Colonial Williamsburg license plates for their vehicles under a program with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). After the sale of the first 1,000 license plates, Colonial Williamsburg receives $15 of every plate fee to support the mission of the Foundation.

Colonial Williamsburg worked with DMV to develop the distinctive license plate during the summer of 2008. The plates ordered during that time currently are being delivered and can be spotted on vehicles throughout the Commonwealth. The design for the plate includes a depiction of the historic colonial Capitol on the left followed by space for a combination of up to six letters and numerals, and the Colonial Williamsburg signature script is across the bottom of the plate.

There is a $25 annual fee for the special license plate, and if motorists choose to have the plate personalized with up to six characters, the annual fee is $35.

Individuals interested in ordering this new license plate may call 1-866-DMV-LINE (1-866-368-5463) or visit the Web site at

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

Media Contact:
Tom Shrout
(757) 220-7265