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July 10, 2012

Live After 5 Offers Evening Programs in Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City

After the sun goes down in Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City, guests explore the 18th-century capital of Virginia during “Live After 5” evening performances through Aug. 25. Programs will be held daily except Saturday, July 14 and Sundays.

“Colonial Williamsburg has so much to offer in the evenings,” said Skip Ferebee, Colonial Williamsburg’s director of consumer sales. “We want to give our pass members and ticketed guests a complimentary taste of our evening tour and program options.”

“Entertainments at the Raleigh” starts with a rousing performance by the Fifes and Drums and parade to the Raleigh Tavern. Inside the tavern, guests experience samplings of Colonial Williamsburg’s many music, dance and theatrical programs. “Our pass members and ticketed guests can make reservations for these and all our other programs right then and there at the Raleigh Tavern Bakery and also receive a discount on the evening program of their choice,” added Ferebee.

Friday Fireworks

“A Salute to the Nation” presents the sights, songs and words that form the idea of America at 9 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 24 on Governor’s Palace Green. This salute spans 250 years of ideas that have created a unique spirit and identity – the American identity – in its infinite variations. A fireworks display concludes the event. “A Salute to the Nation” is free and open to the public.

Guests can eat in one of Colonial Williamsburg’s four dining taverns – Campbell’s, King’s Arms, Shields and Chowning’s Taverns. Chowning’s Tavern also features Gambols every night at 9 p.m. with light fare, hearty ales and sing-alongs.

For more information on reservations or admission passes, call 1-800-HISTORY (1-800-447-8679) or visit

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 Revolutionary City. 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 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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Penna Rogers
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