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Participant's Guide to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute 2016

How to Get Here

Airport and Driving Directions

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Upon arrival, please check in at the Williamsburg Inn Front Desk to be taken to your lodging accommodations. The Williamsburg Inn is located at:

            136 East Francis Street
            Williamsburg, VA 23185

If your travel is not donor sponsored and you are making your own arrangements, please schedule your transportation to arrive before 4:00 pm on the first day of the Institute and depart on the final day after 3:30 pm. Once you have confirmed your itinerary, please email your plans to Steven Moore at Doing so will keep us informed of your arrival time. In the event you are delayed on your travel day, please call the Registrar, Valerie Perkins, at (757) 565-8417 to let her know your approximate arrival time. If it is after 5:00 pm, please call the Teacher Institute summer office at (757) 565-8247 and leave a message if no one answers.

By air:

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

  • Tidewater Coach services Richmond and Newport News-Williamsburg 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 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 detailed 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 Revolutionary City, with taxi service onsite. You may also call the Williamsburg Inn at (757) 220-7978 to make advance arrangements for a shuttle from the center; you will be responsible for providing the gratuity for this service. The Inn shuttle will not service the Richmond Amtrak station, from that location you will need to call a taxi.

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 Merchants Square. At the 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.