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February 16, 2011

Peninsula Residents Can “Buy One, Get One” Annual Colonial Williamsburg Pass through March 17

Colonial Williamsburg is offering residents of James City and York counties and the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg and Yorktown the opportunity to purchase an annual pass and receive a second annual pass free through March 17. Residents must simply present a valid ID with an address to confirm their residency in these areas to receive the discount. Tickets may be purchased onsite at official Colonial Williamsburg ticket outlets or online at

The offer allows peninsula residents to buy a regular adult annual pass at $58.95 or a child’s pass at $29.50 and receive a second pass of equal value free. Annual passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase and provide access to the Historic Area and the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. This offer expires March 17, 2011. "Buy one, get one free" offer only applies to full adult rate of $58.95 and $29.50 youth rate and may not be combined with any other promotion or discount.

Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area offers guests more than 25 trade shops and exhibition buildings open daily. Winter operating hours for Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through March 13. Chowning’s Tavern is currently open daily for lunch, dinner and nightly Gambols. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum are open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 14, the sixth season of Colonial Williamsburg’s popular Revolutionary City returns to Duke of Gloucester Street. Annual pass holders enjoy the flexibility of returning to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and museums any time during the year and receive discount pricing for evening programs.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the renovated and expanded Williamsburg Lodge. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at

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Barbara Brown
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