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April 8, 2011

Guests Can Hear the Talk of the Town During New Walking Tour

Meet some of the women who made their home in the 18th-century capital of Virginia during Colonial Williamsburg’s newest walking tour, “Talk of the Town: The Women’s Tour,” held 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, April 12-June 7.

Learn their joys and sorrows, triumphs and tears as they experienced a time filled with challenges, change and uncertainty on the eve of the American Revolution.

An annual pass, Good Neighbor pass or Hotel Guest pass provides access to this program. A free reservation is required and can be made by calling 1-800-HISTORY.

Residents of the City of Williamsburg, James City County or the Bruton District of York County are eligible for a Colonial Williamsburg Good Neighbor Annual Pass. Benefits include:

  • Admission to all of Colonial Williamsburg’s exhibition sites and museums.
  • Use of Colonial Williamsburg’s bus service, including shuttle to Yorktown and Jamestown.
  • 25 percent off tickets for most evening programs (for Good Neighbor pass members only).
  • 25 percent off up to 20 general admission passes each year per household for your friends and family.

    For more information, visit http://www.history.org/visit/goodNeighbor/

    Support for programs such as “Talk of the Town” is provided by The Robert and Barbara Bailey Endowment for Training and Enrichment, the Claudia A. McMurray and Donald V. Moorehead Interpreters’ Fundand the David Rockefeller Endowment Fund for Historic Area Programming Renewal.

    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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