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September 25, 2007

CW's Revolutionary City® recognized in 2008 as Rand McNally Road Atlas as "Best of the RoadTM"

Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City® -- the daily, two-hour interactive dramatic presentation – has been chosen as a Rand McNally Best of the RoadTM Editor’s Pick for 2008.

The Revolutionary City is one of only 27 attractions along five special scenic drives featured in the new edition of the road atlas. Colonial Williamsburg is the centerpiece of the 18-mile drive along the Colonial Parkway which “serves as a time tunnel that leads travelers to the historic re-enactment areas in Tidewater Virginia where freedom was won and America began.”

“Our editors combed through hundreds of scenic drives to come up with five trips that offer a variety of interesting roadside stops called ‘Best of the Road,’” said Laurie D. Borman, editorial director for Rand McNally. “The Revolutionary City is one of the very special recommended stops to be named an Editor’s Pick.”

Entitled “Discover America’s Past,” the Editor’s Picks in the Historic Triangle headline Revolutionary City and also feature Historic Jamestowne’s Archaearium, Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Battlefield.

The Revolutionary City presents live interactive stories and events providing timeless parallels between the lives of modern Americans and corresponding 18th-century events and issues. The Revolutionary City experience portrays the years 1774-1781 when the townspeople of Williamsburg progressed from subjects to citizens amidst momentous, world-changing events. It is a uniquely American story, presented where the events actually happened.

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 – while historic tradespeople research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information or reservations, telephone 1-800-HISTORY or online at

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