Participant's Guide to the
Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute

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Airport and Driving Directions

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Regardless of how you arrive in Williamsburg, check-in and registration for lodging is at the Williamsburg Inn Guest Registration desk.

By air:

If you are making your own flight arrangements, please schedule your flight to arrive before 5:00 pm on the first day of the Institute and depart on the final day after 3:00 pm.

When arriving at the airport, please be sure to bring your photo identification and flight itinerary to the check-in counter. For helpful hints on how to pack and what you can and cannot bring through security, please see the Transportation Safety Administration’s website at

Each airport has rental car and limousine services to help you get to Williamsburg.

  • Tidewater Coach services Richmond and Newport News-Williamsburg, and airports. Make reservations online or call (757) 218-9539. Reservations must be made at least one week prior to your travel date.
  • Groome Transportation services Richmond International Airport. Reservations must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance by calling calling Groome Transportation at (800) 552-7911.

If your flight is delayed or canceled, please notify us of your late arrival by calling (757) 565-8247 (you may leave a voicemail message) or (757) 565-8417 (during regular M-F business hours only).

By train or bus:

Amtrak and Greyhound serve the Williamsburg Transportation Center, located a few blocks from the Historic Area, with taxi service on site. You may also call the Williamsburg Inn at (757) 220-7978 to request shuttle service from the center; you will be responsible for providing the gratuity for this service.

By car:

From Interstate 64, take exit 238 onto Route 143 East. Follow Route 143 to the second traffic light and bear right onto Route 132 (Henry Street). Continue on Henry Street across the Historic Area. At the third traffic light, turn left onto Francis Street. Continue on Francis Street, turning right at the third street. Follow the circle to the front drive where a valet will greet you. Street Address: Williamsburg Inn, 136 East Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185.


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