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September 30, 2011

Colonial Williamsburg’s “Williamsburg Civil War Tour” Explores Civil War Sites

The 18th-century capital of Virginia played an important role during the American Civil War. Williamsburg witnessed both the Northern and Southern armies, and experienced a tragic battle on its doorstep. Colonial Williamsburg’s “Williamsburg Civil War Tour” explores major Civil War sites of the town. Tours are offered at 7, 7:20, 7:40, 8:20, 8:40 and 9 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 7-Nov. 18 at the Courthouse.

During the one-hour walking tour, guests learn about some of the people who were here and Williamsburg’s role in this heart-rending period of America’s history.

Tickets are $12 for adults and youth ages six to 17 and $6 for children under six.

The program is held in conjunction with the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

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. 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

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