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April 21, 2009

Shields Tavern and Raleigh Tavern Bakery offer dining discounts to Good Neighbors

Colonial Williamsburg Good Neighbors receive an added value on dining at three locations when they present their Good Neighbor card.

Good Neighbors receive a 20 percent discount on their meal at Shields Tavern. In the early 1740s, James Shields assumed proprietorship of the tavern his father-in-law had operated several decades earlier. Today tavern guests enjoy Southern comfort foods inspired by “colonial receipts” (recipes). The seasonal dinner menu takes advantage of the bounty from the local marketplace. Dinner served from 5 p.m.

Good Neighbors also receive a 20 percent discount at the Raleigh Tavern Bakery, where they can enjoy freshly baked treats, soups, sandwiches and beverages inside the bakery or in the charming outdoor courtyard. The Raleigh Tavern Bakery is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Good Neighbors also receive a 20 percent discount at the Kimball Theatre concession stand.

This offer for Good Neighbors is good any time at these three locations and has no expiration date but is subject to change without notice. At these locations, guests also may purchase souvenir mugs which will be refilled free through the end of 2009. The discount does not apply to the purchase of the 2009 refillable souvenir mug.

Dining reservations can be made by calling 1-800 HISTORY or 757-229-2141.

Good Neighbor cards for adult residents of Williamsburg, James City County or Upper York County are available for $10 each and are valid for one year from date of purchase. Cards may be purchased at the Visitor Center or Lumber House Ticket Office located on Duke of Gloucester Street. A valid Virginia driver’s license with a Williamsburg address and a current month’s utility bill (gas, phone, cable, etc.) are required as proof of residency. Students in grades K through 12 residing in the City of Williamsburg, James City County or Upper York County still receive complimentary admission to the Historic Area. Parents or students simply provide a birth certificate, or a local school or home school report card to qualify for free admission. Students age six and above receive a photo ID Good Neighbor Card while children under six are given a non-photo admission pass. For more information visit our Web site at, e-mail, or call (757) 220-7562.

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 the nation’s largest living history museum. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a Resort Collection with more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the Williamsburg Lodge, as well as a new 20,000-square-foot spa, and the Golden Horseshoe golf courses. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs.

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 or

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280