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March 16, 2012

Colonial Williamsburg Salutes First Responders in 2012

Colonial Williamsburg salutes first responders and their families with a very special offer: pay for a day and come back all year. Beginning March 16 through June 10, any member of law enforcement, fire and rescue, EMS technicians, 911 dispatchers, emergency management employees, as well as active duty military, guard and reserve personnel and their families can purchase a single day ticket at $39.95 for an adult and $20.95 for youth ages six to 12 and visit the rest of the year through Dec. 31 for free. Children under six are free.

This special discounted pass for first responders is part of Colonial Williamsburg’s Salute to First Responders program. First responders simply go to the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center to purchase the pass or it may be purchased online at www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/salute. Direct dependents of first responders also are entitled to the Salute program. First Responders must present proof of status as a First Responder at the time of purchase or at the time of redemption if purchased online. The first responder must accompany minor dependents.

“Colonial Williamsburg recognizes the heroes who are on the front lines,” said Skip Ferebee, Colonial Williamsburg’s director of admission sales and consumer development. “The Foundation wants to thank dedicated emergency service personnel who protect their communities across the state 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Colonial Williamsburg’s Regional Visitor Center also features a special area for first responders’ families to check in for the Salute to First Responders program.

Colonial Williamsburg pass members enjoy benefits including:

  • Unlimited access to Historic Area sites including 18 trade shops;
  • RevQuest: Sign of the Rhinoceros, the alternate reality game returns this spring, and RevQuest: The Lion and the Unicorn, this summer’s new alternate reality game;
  • Revolutionary City, Colonial Williamsburg award-winning interactive street drama;
  • Tours of the Governor’s Palace, Capitol, R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse and Great Hopes Plantation;
  • The new Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury site that reflects the complexity and urgency of mounting a war effort against the world’s most powerful 18th-century nation;
  • Access to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum home 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;
  • Special programs such as “Bits and Bridles,” which discusses the stables and rare breeds program; “Behind the Scenes Tour at Bruton Heights,” which explores the Foundation’s educational outreach, library and object conservation facilities; and “Rubbish, Treasures and Colonial Life,” which showcases archaeological objects and the research being done by the Foundation’s archaeological staff;
  • 25 percent off tickets for most evening programs; and
  • Seasonal discounts on admission tickets for friends and family.

    For more information, call 1-800-HISTORY. Passes may be purchased onsite at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, 101-A Visitor Center Dr., Williamsburg, or online at www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/salute.

    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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