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March 6, 2007

CW publishes "Official Guide to America's Historic Triangle"

Just in time for the 400th anniversary commemoration of the landing at Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg introduces a comprehensive guide to the Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown.

Titled “Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown: The Official Guide to America’s Historic Triangle,” the book includes a history of the region that explains not just what happened here – but why it matters. Information included in the book reaches beyond the boundaries of the Historic Triangle offering visitors to America’s 400th Anniversary a lively and lavishly illustrated guide to the entire region that features:

  • 280 pages with more than 250 color illustrations and maps;
  • historic background for Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown;
  • hotel, bed & breakfast, restaurant and shopping information;
  • recreational attractions such as Busch Gardens, golf courses and beaches;
  • cultural attractions such as the Chrysler Museum and Monticello; and
  • practical details about how to get around the area.

    “Throughout our history, Americans rethought our roles as citizens, and we must continue to do so today,” writes Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in the book’s introduction as honorary chairman of America’s 400th Anniversary. “How better to do so than to visit America’s birthplace? And what better time than now, as we commemorate our 400th anniversary?”

    “We hope to distribute the book beyond the immediate area in order to educate a wide audience about what the Historic Triangle offers,” said Joseph Rountree, Colonial Williamsburg’s director of publications. The book is published in association with John F. Blair, Publisher.

    The guide book is available for $14.95 at WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers®, in the Regional Welcome Center located at 101B Visitor Center Dr., Williamsburg, Va., on the Web at www.williamsburgmarketplace.com or www.blairpub.com, by phone at 1-800-222-9796 and in many bookstores.

    Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and
    reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture — stories of our journey to become Americans. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution for its guests, it also invites them to interact with history. Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information or reservations, call toll-free 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg on the Internet at www.ColonialWilliamsburg.com.

    Media Contact:
    Barbara Brown
    (757) 220-7281



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