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May 31, 2011

Colonial Williamsburg Offers Value-loaded Packages

Colonial Williamsburg’s value-loaded Summer Bounce Package is perfect for Virginia families who want to vacation where history meets fun. Starting at $263 per night for a four-day, three-night stay for a family of four, the Summer Bounce Package includes nightly accommodations at the Williamsburg Woodlands, an official Colonial Williamsburg hotel, and admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and Art Museums, and nearby Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.

Summer is the ideal time for families to discover Colonial Williamsburg’s new seasonal offerings, from evening activities spanning storytelling, ghost tours and cresset lighting, to special activities for hotel guests, visits to the Colonial Nursery and hands-on programs at nearby Great Hopes Plantation. The Summer Bounce Package is available June 17-Sept. 1, 2011, and pricing is based on a three-night stay at the Williamsburg Woodlands in a standard guest room (two double beds) for two adults and two children (under 17) with Sunday–Tuesday arrival. Pricing varies with room type and arrival date.

For couples who want to enjoy a few days away together, the Summer Stories Package is an affordable option. The three-day, two-night package starts at $99 per person, per night, and includes:

  • Nightly accommodations at the Williamsburg Lodge, an official Colonial Williamsburg hotel;
  • Daily breakfast, including gratuity;
  • Colonial Williamsburg length-of-stay ticket for the Historic Area and Art Museums;
  • $100 activities card.

    Package pricing is based on double occupancy and a two-night stay with Sunday–Wednesday arrival at the Williamsburg Lodge in a superior guest room (one queen bed). Pricing varies with room type and arrival date.
    The activities card may be used at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg’s taverns or restaurants, or shopping at an official onsite Colonial Williamsburg store.

    This summer, Colonial Williamsburg’s new programs, art exhibitions, golf courses and dining menus will engage visitors through historic and contemporary settings. When the sun sets, the Historic Area is “Live after Five” with a schedule of evening programs that include interactive storytelling or dinner at the Chowning’s Tavern’s beer garden, musical performances and reenactments at the Kimball Theatre, and walking tours where guests hear tales of ghosts and haunted happenings of the past.

    Special culinary events are also available to visitors and locals alike and include a delicious array of interactive pairing and tasting activities conducted by chefs from the Williamsburg Inn and the Williamsburg Lodge.

    This summer, families and couples are invited to be part of the story. With a choice of two value-loaded Colonial Williamsburg packages, summer vacation has never been so affordable.

    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the renovated and expanded Williamsburg Lodge. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. 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

    Media Contact:
    Barbara Brown
    (757) 220-7280

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