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Participant's Guide to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute 2016

How to Get Here

Airport and Driving Directions

Brick House Tavern

Participants should 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.

If your travel arrangements are donor sponsored, you will receive instructions for arranging your travel with our travel agent.

If you are arranging your own travel:

Upon arrival, please check in at the Orrell House (the small beige building in front of the Williamsburg Inn) to be taken to your lodging accommodations. The Orrell Kitchen is located at:
302-B East Francis Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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.

By train or bus:

Amtrak serves 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. The Orrell Kitchen is the small beige building in front of the Williamsburg Inn:
302-B East Francis Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185.