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September 1, 2011

Colonial Williamsburg Offers Virginia Residents and Seniors Discount

Colonial Williamsburg invites Virginia residents and senior citizens to pay for a day and receive admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and Art Museums for the duration of 2011. With annual favorites and new programs scheduled for the fall and holiday seasons, this limited-time pass gives Virginia residents and those over 50 the opportunity to experience Colonial Williamsburg’s seasonal offerings again and again. This special pass can be purchased for $37.95 through Oct. 31.

“Colonial Williamsburg has so many programs and events scheduled for this fall and winter, making this offer especially valuable,” said Skip Ferebee, director of admission sales and consumer development for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. “The Historic Area is absolutely stunning in the fall and holidays, and we are thrilled to give Virginia residents and seniors an opportunity to enjoy Colonial Williamsburg through both seasons for one low price.”

Colonial Williamsburg lights up the holiday season, which officially begins Nov. 26. More than 100 events are scheduled between Thanksgiving and New Year’s including 30 new events. Guests are invited to dine with Thomas Jefferson, attend Lady Dunmore’s ball at the Governor’s Palace, learn the Secrets of the Chocolate Maker, enjoy Colonial Williamsburg’s spectacular natural holiday decorations and much more. With new performances, dining events and concerts, this holiday season will be better than ever.

This ticket includes:

  • Access to up 35 exhibition sites, including 16 Historic Trades buildings and workshops;
  • Value discounts for family and friends;
  • Access to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg;
  • Seasonal discounts on carriage rides, Kimball Theatre events, and some evening programs (restrictions apply);
  • Free access to several guided walking tours.

    Tickets can be purchased online or at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center. Proof of residency or age is required. For more information, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit

    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is an interactive not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination dedicated to the preservation, restoration, interpretation, and presentation of 18th-century Williamsburg, VA. The Foundation’s mission “that the future may learn from the past” extends from within the Historic Area to the first-class Colonial Williamsburg Hotels experience to lecture series in and out of Williamsburg. With the award-winning Revolutionary City®, Colonial Williamsburg demonstrates its undertaking to expand its thought-provoking programming as well as its dedication to cultural and historical authenticity. Guests are invited to be part of the story as they enjoy: educational and entertaining programming in the Historic Area and at the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums; the WILLIAMSBURG brand and shopping experience, offering a variety of home products inspired by the destination; The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg; the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club; fine dining; and the Colonial Williamsburg Hotels.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121

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