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March 18, 2011

New Walking Tour Features Stories of Williamsburg During the Civil War

During the American Civil War, Williamsburg witnessed both the Northern and Southern armies and experienced a tragic battle on its doorstep. Colonial Williamsburg’s “Williamsburg Civil War Tour” explores major Civil War sites of the town at 7, 7:20, 7:40, 8:20, 8:40 and 9 p.m. Fridays, April 1-Aug. 26 (except May 13) and Oct. 7-Nov. 18 and begins at the Courthouse.

During the one-hour walking tour, guests meet actor/interpreters portraying a Union soldier, a Confederate soldier and one of the women in town and learn more about their roles in this period in history.

Tickets are $12 for adults and youth ages six to 17 and $6 for children under six.

The program is held in conjunction with the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. This town-sized living history museum tells the inspirational stories of our journey to become Americans through programs in the Historic Area and through the award-winning Revolutionary City program. Colonial Williamsburg is committed to expanding its thought-provoking programming through education outreach on-site and online. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the preservation, research and educational programs of the Foundation. 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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Penna Rogers
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