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June 14, 2011

Colonial Williamsburg Publishes Pocket Guide

Colonial Williamsburg has just released a new “Pocket Guide” of essential information for touring the Historic Area and museums.

The trim, convenient size of the new book is four inches by seven and one-half inches, but its 96 pages are packed with more than 100 photos and key information on history, the Revolutionary City program, public buildings and homes, R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse, Historic Trades, taverns, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, gardens, rare breeds, nightlife, shopping, restaurants, hotels, golf and spa. The book also includes highlights for first-time guests and for families.

“Colonial Williamsburg: A Pocket Guide” is available for $6.95 from WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers in Colonial Williamsburg’s Visitor Center, 101 A Visitor Center Drive, Everything WILLIAMSBURG in Merchants Square, gift shops in official Colonial Williamsburg hotels and from

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. Explore The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and discover the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum featuring the best in British and American decorative arts from 1670 – 1830 and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum home to the nation’s premier collection of American folk art, comprising more than 5,000 folk art objects made during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Colonial Williamsburg Hotels feature conference spaces and recreation activities from spa and fine dining to world-class golf. 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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Barbara Brown
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