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July 6, 2011

Colonial Williamsburg Welcomes Safety Patrollers with Special Discount

Colonial Williamsburg invites AAA School Safety Patrol™ members to a revolutionary adventure. From July through December, safety patrol members and families can buy a specially discounted ticket for only $5.50 bringing history closer to young people and to encourage citizenship and leadership.

Safety patrollers explore the interesting lives of men and women in trades and discover the people who altered history’s course by their engagement. They also meet and ask questions of the Nation Builders through unique avenues, considering their social station in the 18th century. AAA safety patrollers can search for clues and discover how 18th-century children learned and played. Discounted admissions will be available for qualified recipients until Dec. 31, 2011.

Tickets can be purchased at the Robert and Marion Wilson Group Arrivals Building, 107 Visitor Center Dr.

This special ticket provides an opportunity to take self-guided tours and offers:

  • Unlimited access to Historic Area sites including 22 trade shops
  • Tours of the Governor’s Palace, Capitol, R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse and Great Hopes Plantation
  • Entrance to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum that contains the Foundation's renowned collections of more than 60,000 treasures dating from 1600 through 1830, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum that houses one of the finest collections of American folk art and Bassett Hall, the Williamsburg home of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
  • Revolutionary City®, the dramatic outdoor street theater program, Fifes and Drums parades and military drills
  • The construction site of Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury that reflects the complexity and urgency of mounting a war effort against the world’s most powerful 18th-century nation
  • People of the Past who discuss how they forged a new nation

    Since 1920, AAA has proudly provided support to AAA School Safety Patrol™ programs instilling students with a sense of responsibility and leadership as they protect classmates from dangerous mishaps that can occur at or around schools. With inappropriate risk taking cited as a major cause of injuries among teens and young adults, the early training in safe pedestrian habits provided by School Safety Patrols™ better equips these young adults for the decisions they will face in the years ahead.

    The AAA School Safety Patrol Program™ emphasizes that all participants in the traffic safety community from patrol members and pedestrians to supervisors and drivers, have a responsibility to create a safe environment. The program allows patrols to cultivate citizenship and learn to become active volunteers in their communities.

    For more information, call 1-800-HISTORY.

    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 www.history.org.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121



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