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July 29, 2014

Colonial Williamsburg Eliminates “Weather Worry” from Visit Planning

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- With a new Rain Guarantee, Colonial Williamsburg eliminates the “weather worries” for guests considering a visit to the Revolutionary City.

“The Rain Guarantee helps take the seasonal weather worry out of the decision-making for out-of-town guests and make Williamsburg a more appealing destination,” said Skip Ferebee, Colonial Williamsburg’s director of consumer strategy and sales.

Although Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City is open every day of the year and remains open during inclement weather, guest satisfaction is paramount. To that end, if a steady rain falls for more than three hours during the day, ticketholders may request and receive a single-day ticket voucher to be used at their convenience within the same calendar year.

Multi-day ticketholders can receive a single-day ticket voucher for each rain day during their visit. Hotel guest ticketholders enjoy the same privilege under the rain guarantee and may obtain their rain guarantee vouchers at two locations: the Visitor Center for Williamsburg Woodlands guests and the Williamsburg Lodge ticket window for guests of the Lodge and the Williamsburg Inn. Non-hotel guest ticketholders may obtain their vouchers at the Visitor Center.

When adverse weather does occur, Colonial Williamsburg also encourages guests to explore the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg or tour the Capitol and the Governor’s Palace — all inside activities and out of the weather.

Proof of the original ticket purchase and ID are required when receiving the single-day voucher. The rain guarantee vouchers are non-transferrable and must be redeemed for a single-day ticket at the time of the return visit at any Colonial Williamsburg ticket location. The voucher is valid through the end of the current calendar year.

For more information about planning a visit to the Revolutionary City, call (855) 296-6627 or visit

Media Contact:
Jim Bradley