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March 13, 2012

Historic Triangle Shuttle Service Begins March 18

The Historic Triangle Shuttle, the transportation service connecting America’s Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown, returns in 2012 thanks to funding from The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Provided as a free service to guests, the shuttle will operate daily starting March 18 through Nov. 4, 2012. The Historic Triangle Shuttle provides daily service along two routes from the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, one leg running along the Colonial Parkway to Jamestown, the second following the Parkway to Yorktown. Guests are invited to park in Colonial Williamsburg’s Visitor Center parking lot to board the natural gas-powered buses.

More than 673,000 riders have taken advantage of the Historic Triangle Shuttle since it began in 2005 in advance of the 2007 commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. Funding for the shuttle service through the National Park Service ended in 2011. Due to the success and popularity of the service Colonial Williamsburg is providing funds to continue to make this shuttle service available to guests to the Historic Triangle.

Service to Jamestown departs from the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center daily on the half-hour between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and upon arriving at Jamestown, makes stops at both Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement. Return service to Colonial Williamsburg departs every half-hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and makes a final departure at 5:15 p.m. Service to Yorktown departs from the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center daily on the half-hour between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and makes stops at both the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center and the Yorktown Victory Center.

Visitors can board for return service to Colonial Williamsburg from either the Yorktown Battlefield or the Yorktown Victory Center, with pickups every half-hour between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., and a final pickup at 5:15 p.m.

Jamestown Area Shuttle

Visitors have the opportunity to visit all that Jamestown has to offer by making use of the Jamestown Area Shuttle, which also is operated by Colonial Williamsburg. Completing a loop approximately every 10-15 minutes, the Jamestown Area Shuttle makes stops at Historic Jamestowne (including the Visitor Center and Glasshouse), Jamestown Settlement and the Jamestown Information Station along the Colonial Parkway (seasonal operation).

The Jamestown Area Shuttle service is free of charge and operates daily from March 18 through Nov. 4 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The buses for the Historic Triangle Shuttle are provided by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Additional input and coordination in the development of the Historic Triangle Shuttle system was provided by Colonial National Historical Park, Preservation Virginia, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and York County.

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, 20th and 21st centuries. Colonial Williamsburg Hotels feature conference spaces and recreation activities from spa and fine dining to world-class golf. 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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