July 6, 2009
Map interactive family programs for your kids in CW's Historic Area
Do your children spout, “I’m bored!” during the summer months? Colonial Williamsburg’s A Kid’s Summer Program is the solution for the summer doldrums. Running through Aug. 23, young guests can use a brochure to get them started exploring the Historic Area.
The brochure contains program dates, times and locations, and suggested trade sites and evening programs. The Prize Star Zone gives families a checklist of sites to visit in the Historic Area. A coupon for $2 off a tricorn hat or mob cap and 10 percent off your purchase at Tarpley’s Store in the Historic Area will make mom and dad happy.
The brochure is available at the Visitor Center or any Colonial Williamsburg ticket office, as well as online at http://www.history.org/kids/visitUs/
Working hand in hand with the brochure, the complementary itinerary illustrates how to Look for Family Fun. On one side is a map with family-friendly sites highlighted. The opposite side offers descriptions of exhibition sites and programs that include:
The family itinerary is available at the Visitor Center or any Colonial Williamsburg ticket office, as well as online at http://www.history.org/visit/whatToSeeAndDo/historicArea/itineraries.cfm.
“A Kid’s Summer Program” activities center around two main areas of the town-sized Historic Area. Downtown—Near the Capitol features the premier family site, the Benjamin Powell House, with special activities at the Gaol (Jail) and the popular Revolutionary City program. The second area is Uptown—Near the Palace, Courthouse and Magazine features “Games and Toys for All Girls and Boys” on Palace Green from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and “The Geddy House” and “The Magazine—A Hub of Military Activity” from 2-3:30 p.m. daily. All About Town invites you to explore other sites and programs scattered around the Historic Area, including Great Hopes Plantation, the Brickyard and “Dancing at Home.”
Additional activities that are back by popular demand include:
A Colonial Williamsburg ticket provides access to these programs. A separate ticket is needed where indicated.
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 trades people research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution guests interact with history through “Revolutionary City®” – a dramatic live street theater presentation.
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 www.history.org.