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June 16, 2009

Enjoy picnic supper in Palace gardens, reserved viewing area on Palace Green for annual CW July Fourth fireworks

Colonial Williamsburg’s All-American 4th of July picnic on the grounds of the Governor’s Palace includes performances by musicians, storytellers and balladeers and plenty of children’s games. A boxed supper of chilled picnic favorites and Williamsburg specialties is served from 7:30 – 9 p.m., with fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $51 for adults and $25 for children 6 – 12. This year’s ticket includes a special bonus – a commemorative Colonial Williamsburg picnic blanket.
Following a private performance by the Fifes and Drums, picnic participants are led from their private picnic area inside the Palace grounds to a reserved fireworks viewing area on Palace Green. Lawn chairs are recommended. For reservations or more information, call 1-800-447-8679 by July 1.

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 the nation’s largest living history museum. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a Resort Collection with more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the Williamsburg Lodge, as well as a new 20,000-square-foot spa, and the Golden Horseshoe golf courses. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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