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January 30, 2012

Create Winter Getaway for Presidents Day Weekend with Programs, Dining and Hotel Package

This Presidents Day weekend, Colonial Williamsburg invites families to experience the excitement of history and democracy in the Revolutionary City. The presidential agenda includes the inaugural Breakfast with the Presidents, special programming, and a value-loaded package perfect for a weekend getaway.

Saturday, Feb. 18

  • Breakfast with the Presidents – 8:30 to 10 a.m., Williamsburg Lodge Colony Room, $29.95 adults, $14.95 children, includes tax and gratuity (children under five free); start the day with a sumptuous breakfast buffet and the chance to talk with Washington, Jefferson and Madison and then follow the Fifes and Drums to the Capitol for a full day of interactive programs;
  • To Washington’s Health – 7 and 8:30 p.m. in the Capitol, $12 adults, $5 children; the Virginia Company performs a variety of songs and instrumental tunes familiar to our first president, reflecting the breadth and character of music during George Washington's lifetime. Selected primarily from 18th-century American sources, the music include pieces composed in Washington's honor, songs heard at Mount Vernon during his lifetime, his favorite dance tunes and instrumental works he enjoyed.

    Sunday, Feb. 19

  • An Evening with the Presidents – 7:30 p.m., Kimball Theatre, $12 adults, $5 children; join presidents Washington, Jefferson and Madison in a discussion about how they as presidents interacted and negotiated with the Congresses of their times;
  • From Coronation to Inauguration – 7:30 and 9 p.m. at the Governor’s Palace,$12 adults, $6 children; this annual concert features music popular at the time of George III’s coronation and George Washington’s inauguration.

    Throughout the weekend, presidents Washington, Jefferson and Madison, alongside influential contemporaries Patrick Henry and the Marquis de Lafayette, address the challenges and triumphs of their day throughout Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Colonial Williamsburg’s 21st-century restaurants and select 18th-century taverns are open for dining.

    For those who want to stay where presidents have lodged, Colonial Williamsburg offers several vacation packages, including the American Stories Package, a 3-day/2-night offer that includes nightly accommodations at the Williamsburg Lodge; daily breakfast in the Lodge restaurant including gratuity; admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

    Package pricing per person is based on double occupancy and a two-night stay in a superior guest room. Pricing varies with room type and arrival date. For reservations, call 800-447-8679. For more information, visit

    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.

    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 Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs.

    Media Contact:
    Barbara Brown
    (757) 220-7280

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