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May 4, 2012

Colonial Williamsburg Annual Pass Members Get a Discount When They Renew Their Passes through Dec. 31

Colonial Williamsburg Annual Pass members can continue to experience the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and more when they renew their Pass through Dec. 31.

Annual Pass members receive a $5 discount when they renew their Pass at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center or online at www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/pass. Annual Pass renewal rates are $56.95 for adults and $27.50 for youth ages six to 12. Annual Passes are valid for one year from the date of renewal.

“It’s never been a better time to renew your pass membership,” said Skip Ferebee, Colonial Williamsburg’s director of admission sales and consumer development. “This summer members have the opportunity to experience new programs, continue to receive discounts on carriage rides and special programs, enjoy the newest exhibition site, the James Anderson Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury, and RevQuest: The Lion and the Unicorn.”

Colonial Williamsburg Annual Pass members enjoy special benefits including:

  • Unlimited access to 35 exhibition sites, 18 trade shops and three world-class art museums -- the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and Bassett Hall;
  • Special discounts on carriage rides;
  • 25 percent off tickets for most evening programs;
  • Seasonal discounts for friends and family on general admission tickets;
  • Discounts on Busch Gardens and Water Country USA single-day tickets (excluding Christmas Town);
  • Free all-day shuttle;
  • Free parking at the Regional Visitor Center;
  • RevQuest: The Lion and the Unicorn, this summer’s new alternate reality game;
  • Revolutionary City, Colonial Williamsburg’s award-winning interactive street drama;
  • The new Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury site that reflects the complexity and urgency of mounting a war effort against the world’s most powerful 18th-century nation;
  • Tours of the Governor’s Palace, Capitol, R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse and Great Hopes Plantation; and
  • Special programs such as “Bits and Bridles,” “Behind the Scenes Tour at Bruton Heights” and “Rubbish, Treasures and Colonial Life.”

    For more information, call 1-800-HISTORY (447-8679).

    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 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.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121



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