July 14, 2006
Revolutionary Morning Begins With Breakfast
Actor/interpreters portraying various citizens of the Revolution will greet guests in Colonial Williamsburg’s King’s Arms Tavern which begins serving weekend breakfast Saturday, July 22 prior to the popular Revolutionary City program. Different citizens will be in the tavern each morning to greet guests and share their hopes and fears about the gathering storm clouds of war. The citizens will set the stage for the highly successful Revolutionary City program which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day near the Capitol at the east end of the Duke of Gloucester Street.
The buffet breakfast will vary slightly each day and will include such choices as blueberry stuffed French toast, Surry sausage, apple cinnamon bacon, corned beef hash, griddle cakes, cereal, eggs, muffins and breads. Serving times are 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. The cost is $16.99 for age 13 and up, $9.50 for age 5 to 12; children under 4 dine free. Reservations are suggested (call 1-800- HISTORY) but walk-ins are also welcome.
Located on the south side of Duke of Gloucester Street near the Capitol, King’s Arms Tavern was opened in 1772 by Miss Jane Vobe and quickly became one of the most “genteel” establishments in town, serving General George Washington and Virginia’s future Governor Thomas Nelson Jr. Today the tavern serves traditional southern fare in an elegant setting. The tavern is wheelchair accessible, and newly completed accessible rest room facilities are located in the Purdie Kitchen behind the tavern. Following Saturday’s opening, King’s Arms Tavern will serve breakfast Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through September 3.
Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City program moved to summer hours June 19 and will continue with the morning schedule through September 4. The dramatic experience portrays the years 1774 – 1781 when the townspeople of Williamsburg progressed from subjects to citizens amidst momentous, world-changing events. It is a uniquely American story, presented where the events actually happened. A Colonial Williamsburg general admission ticket, a Good Neighbor pass or a College of William and Mary ID continues to serve as passport to the Revolutionary City experience.