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July 11, 2011

Colonial Williamsburg Annual Pass Holders and Good Neighbors Get 50 Percent Off Single Day Passes for Family and Friends in July

During the month of July, Colonial Williamsburg Annual Pass holders and Good Neighbors can purchase a single day ticket for their friends and family for 50 percent off. Guests will have access to more than 35 exhibition sites including the Governor’s Palace, historic trades shops and three world-class museums.

Guests and their friends and family can experience many new programs this summer. During Revolutionary City, the Historic Area transforms into a live dramatic street theater where the events of the American Revolution play out in the stories of everyday life told by the residents of 18th-century Williamsburg. This summer juvenile actor/interpreters perform in two new scenes, “For Love of My Country” and “Swordplay, a Lesson from the Fencing Master.”

Celebrate America through “A Salute to the Nation,” a stirring tribute to our nation that includes Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums and military staff on Fridays through Aug. 26. The program concludes with a short fireworks salute.

Starting July 15, gamers of all ages can play RevQuest: Sign of the Rhinoceros, an alternate reality game that gives players the opportunity to solve clues online which, in turn, leads to solving a mystery onsite. Armed with an admission ticket, wits and a cell phone, participants seek to discover clues scattered throughout the Historic Area and embedded with Historic Area interpreters to try to prevent a major crime and to save the American Revolution. For more information about RevQuest: Sign of Rhinoceros visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/visit/summer/.

The regular price for a Colonial Williamsburg single day ticket is $37.95 for adults and $18.95 for youth ages six to 17. Children under the age of six are free. The ticket offer is exclusive to Colonial Williamsburg Annual Pass holders and Good Neighbors and is available through July 31. Tickets may be purchased at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center. This offer is not available for online purchase. Pass holders must present an active pass when making a purchase. This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or offers. There is a limit of 20 per household.

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 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.

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