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December 2, 2011

Colonial Williamsburg One of “1,000 Places to See before You Die”

Author Patricia Schultz’ New York Times bestselling book, “1,000 Places to See before You Die – A Traveler’s Life List,” has named Colonial Williamsburg to its updated second edition. Schultz calls Colonial Williamsburg “a treat for both adults and kids” and calls the level of detail in the meticulous re-creation of the colonial period “astonishing.”

The listing refers to the country’s largest, most popular living history museum as “one of the finest” and specifically mentions the Fifes and Drums, the Williamsburg Inn and Colonial Houses-Historic Lodging, the taverns, the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.

The listing recommends a drive on the Colonial Parkway “a winding wooded road that connects Williamsburg with the other two locales that make up Virginia’s Historic Triangle: Jamestown, founded in 1607 and the original capital of colonial Virginia, and Yorktown, one of the colony’s major ports in the 18th century and site of the last battle of the American Revolution.”

The book is available from in hard cover, paperback and Kindle.

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 additional 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

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