Colonial Williamsburg: The Wall that Heals Colonial Williamsburg is offering free admission to its art museums to active duty military, retired military members and veterans from Oct. 9 to 13 in honor of a special exhibition honoring Vietnam veterans. According to a press release from Colonial Williamsburg, "The Wall that Heals" is a 250-foot half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Etched onto the somber black granite walls of the memorial are the names of more than 58,000 men and women who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. . Opening ceremonies for the repli... read more
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Our Partners At Colonial Williamsburg Are Offering FREE TicketsFor Hampton Roads Residents August 8-15th! Do as the Locals Do This summer, for one week only (August 8–15), we’re inviting residents of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Gloucester County, Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Suffolk to experience all the Revolutionary City has to offer with one free Single-day ticket .* Experience Revolution in the Streets and meet your “other” neighbors–those who called Williamsburg home in the 18th-century. Accept your mission as an undercover ... read more
Press Release: New IMAX® 3D Theatre Documentary Brings To Life the Historic Landing That Changed the World [HAMPTON,VA ] May 16, 2014 – The Virginia Air & Space Center and 3D Entertainment Distribution invite audiences to step back in time with the new IMAX® 3D theatre film “D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944,” which opens at the Riverside 3D IMAX Theater on May 23. In May 1943, World War II is at its apex. To counter Hitler and the Axis forces, the Allies decide to open a second front on the western side of Europe. The Allied forces, led by US General Eisenhower, have just months to organize the operat... read more
Pirates Invade Yorktown April 26/27 If you have not been to the Pirate Invasion before in Yorktown, I highly recommend it! It's a great time, all are in full costume, speaking the Pirate language, and the ships are awesome! Don't miss it! April 18, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-Press Release Pirate groups representing the accurate representation of seafaring life in the late 17 th and early 18 th centuries will embark upon Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a fun-filled mix of activities, pirate encampments, vendors and ... read more
Discover Colonial Williamsburg Be Part of the Story My family and I have lived in Hampton Roads area for over 10 years after moving here with the military. We have fallen in love with Virginia for many reasons. Virginia has it all,the ocean, the mountains, and all of this amazing history! One of our most favorite places to spend time is Colonial Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg has so much to offer! At CW you can meet the tradespeople, shopkeepers, political figures, women, and the enslaved that call Williamsburg home. Learn of their hopes, struggles, and fears in these uncertain times. I ... read more