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March 21, 2011

Members of the Military Get an Annual Pass for the Price of a Single Day Ticket

Colonial Williamsburg salutes the men and women who serve our country by offering members of the military and their families an annual pass for the price of just one day. Now through May 31, any active duty, retired, activated or drilling reservist or national guardsman can buy an adult ticket for $37.95 and $18.95 for youth. The pass is good for one year from the date of purchase.

This special discounted ticket for the military is part of Colonial Williamsburg’s Salute to the Military program. Service members simply go to the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center and show a valid Department of Defense photo ID. Direct dependents of military personnel also are entitled to the Salute program. Dependents may take advantage of the offer without their service members present. An adult must accompany minor dependents, and dependents age 10 and over must present valid dependent ID.

Colonial Williamsburg’s Regional Visitor Center also features a special area for military families to check in, redeem vouchers and purchase an annual pass through our Salute to the Military program.

Colonial Williamsburg annual pass members enjoy benefits including:

  • Unlimited access to Historic Area sites including 22 trade shops;
  • Tours of the Governor’s Palace, Capitol, R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse and Great Hopes Plantation;
  • Entrance to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum that contains the Foundation's renowned collections of more than 60,000 treasures dating from 1600 through 1830, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum that houses one of the finest collections of American folk art and Bassett Hall, the Williamsburg home of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller;
  • Revolutionary City®, the dramatic outdoor street theater program, Fifes and Drums parades and military drills;
  • The construction site of Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury that reflects the complexity and urgency of mounting a war effort against the world’s most powerful 18th-century nation;
  • People of the Past who discuss how they forged a new nation;
  • Special programs such as “Bits and Bridles,” which discusses the stables and rare breeds program; “Gardens of Gentility,” which addresses how gardens reflected status and wealth in the 18th century; “Through the Garden Gate,” which focuses on the historic documents and archaeological evidence used in creating the Historic Area gardens; and “Rubbish, Treasures and Colonial Life,” which showcases archaeological objects the research being done by the Foundation’s archaeological staff;
  • More than 65 gardens;
  • 25 percent off tickets for most evening programs; and
  • Seasonal discounts on admission tickets for friends and family.

    Passes may be purchased onsite at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center or online at http://colonialwilliamsburg.com/Salute.

    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. This town-sized living history museum tells the inspirational stories of our journey to become Americans through programs in the Historic Area and through the award-winning Revolutionary City program. Explore The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and discover the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum featuring the best in British and American decorative arts from 1670 – 1830 and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum home to the nation’s premier collection of American folk art, comprising more than 5,000 folk art objects made during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Colonial Williamsburg Hotels feature conference spaces and recreation activities from spa and fine dining to world-class golf. Colonial Williamsburg is committed to expanding its thought-provoking programming through education outreach on-site and online. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the preservation, research and educational programs of the Foundation. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

    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. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at www.history.org.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121



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