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					Williamsburg
  2008 GROUP TOUR PLANNER
          To map out your own special group visit to
         Virginia’s Historic Triangle of Williamsburg,
          Jamestown and Yorktown, the first section
               of this tour planner contains …

                               Calendar of Events
                                             •
                                     Escort Notes
                                             •
                              Suggested Itinerary
                                             •
                         Map of Historic Yorktown
                                             •
                     Map of the Williamsburg Area
                                             •
     Driving Time to Area Attractions/Entertainment
                             … and much more.


The information printed in this Planner is based solely on material received from our member
businesses, and the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance is not responsible for
the accuracy of that information. The reader is encouraged to inquire of the specific business
as to the accuracy of the information including errors, changes and omissions. Copyright 2008
Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance. Printed in the USA.
               A VISIT FIT
              FOR A QUEEN,
                    A PRESIDENT
                            AND YOUR GROUP.



                                                   American milestone. Others attending included

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         istory, and one of America’s favorite
         destinations, enjoyed a new awakening     Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor,
         during this past year as Virginia’s       U.S. Senators, members of the Virginia congres-
Historic Triangle hosted dignitaries, group        sional delegation, tribal leaders of Virginia’s
tours, and individuals from throughout the         Indian tribes and African-America leaders.
entire world during Jamestown’s 400th              Speaking during the 3-day event, President Bush
Anniversary Commemoration.                         said,“The story of Jamestown will always have a
In May Queen Elizabeth II made a return            special place in American history. It’s the story
trip to Jamestown, 50 years after her visit        of a great migration from the ‘Old World’ to the
commemorating our 350th anniversary. There         ‘New.’ It is a story of the Tidewater settlement
she found a richer, more complex depiction of      that laid the foundation of our great democracy.”
the people, politics and impor-                                  More than a million students and
tance of Jamestown made possi-                                   educators participated in a virtual
ble by recent archaeological dis-                                field trip through time during
coveries and compelling new                                      a one-hour webcast hosted
research.                                                        by renowned journalist and
The queen visited new world-                                     national correspondent Gwen
class museums and exhibits                                       Ifill. Students representing all 50
built at the Jamestown sites                                     states and the District of
to increase understanding of                                     Columbia were on hand in
Jamestown’s pivotal role in                                      Jamestown for the webcast that
the development of the nation.                                   invited classroom viewers back
She experienced the legacies                                     home to email questions during
of Jamestown, which included                                     the hour-long event.
the defining characteristics                                     Six major port cities along the
of modern America: a culturally diverse society,   East Coast were treated to an early glimpse of
representative government and free enterprise.     the 18-month long Commemoration as the
While in the Historic Triangle, Her Majesty        Godspeed, a replica of one of the three original
also visited the Historic Area of Colonial         ships landing at Jamestown in 1607, completed
Williamsburg and the College of William &          an 80-day goodwill tour. Over 450,000 visitors
Mary. Retracing the steps of her 1957 carriage     climbed onboard to enjoy a glimpse into early
ride down the Duke of Gloucester, she              17th-century America and the legacies on which
was greeted heartily by throngs of onlookers       our nation was founded.
as well as the national and international press.   In February, PBS television host Tavis Smiley
During America’s Anniversary Weekend, May 11-      took 36 of America’s leading thinkers, 10,000
13, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush         on-site participants, and a television audience of
joined other dignitaries in this landmark          millions on a journey that changed the world.
In honor of America’s 400th        the 10-day festival, eight state-   Yorktown.        Busch Gardens
Anniversary, Smiley held his       recognized tribes of Virginia       Europe debuted its newest
annual State of the Black Union    performed traditional drum-         thrill ride, Griffon. The world’s
in Virginia to delve into the      ming and dancing similar to a       tallest and first floorless dive
African-American imprint on        pow-wow presentation.               coaster.
America during the past 400        During the Commemoration            Colonial Williamsburg expand-
years and outline a plan for       year, the United States govern-     ed its popular “Revolutionary
action during the next 400.        ment issued U.S. postage            City”, a family-friendly, lively
“The State of the Black Union      stamps commemorating the            dramatic program that breaks
played an important part in        landing at Jamestown, and lim-      the boundaries of traditional
highlighting the importance        ited edition gold and silver        living history through a combi-
of African culture in the          coins from the United States        nation of large-scale streetscape
Jamestown story and the            Mint depicting Captain John         performances and multiple
growth of our nation,” said        Smith conversing with a             simultaneous vignettes.
Belinda Anderson, president of     Virginia Indian.                    A number of new and newly
Virginia Union University and      The final major event com-          furbished hotel properties
co-chair of the African-           memorating the 1607 landing         opened in the Historic Triangle.
American Advisory Council. “It     was held at Jamestown,              The Williamsburg Lodge wel-
helped all Americans better        Colonial Williamsburg, and the      comed it first attendees to the
understand that Jamestown          College of William & Mary with      new 45,000 square foot confer-
was where our culturally           a gathering of leaders from         ence center. And just across the
diverse society first began tak-   mature and emerging democra-        street opened a new state-of-
ing shape.”                        cies.The conference provided a      the-art Spa and Wellness
In July, Jamestown’s cultural      forum for lively exchanges          Center.
roots were the focus of the        among scholars, civic leaders,      Virginia’s Historic Triangle of
Smithsonian Folklife Festival in   and experienced governmental        Williamsburg, Jamestown and
the nation’s capital. Some one     and    political   practioners      Yorktown continues its tradi-
million visitors gathered on the   regarding the future of             tion of being the destination
Mall in front of the National      Democratic institutions around      of choice for groups and indi-
Museum of Natural History to       the world.                          viduals alike. As we enter
explore America’s Native           As eyes were focused on the         another year of offering the
American, African, and English     commemoration of the 400th          best in travel enjoyment, we
cultures that converged at         Anniversary, other exciting         invite you to use this Guide as
Jamestown, Va., in the early       events continued to unfold in       your source for information,
17th century. Among the            Virginia’s Historic Triangle of     ideas, and planning. We look
events scheduled throughout        Williamsburg, Jamestown, and        forward to your visit.
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INDEX & GENERAL
  INFORMATION
                  Welcome...
Index




                                                                                                                                                                                              2008 Williamsburg Tour Planner
          GENERAL INFORMATION                                                                      ATTRACTIONS/ENTERTAINMENT
Escort Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3   Colonial Williamsburg Revolutionary City . . . . . . . . . . 50
2008 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5                Colonial Williamsburg Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Suggested Itinerary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7          Colonial Williamsburg Bassett Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Driving Time to Area Attractions/                                                                Colonial Williamsburg Tour Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
     Entertainment/Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10                       Colonial Williamsburg Student
Places of Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11                Educational Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
How to Reach Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12                       Busch Gardens Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Mileage from Other Virginia Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13                          Water Country USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Mileage from Major U.S. Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14                        Jamestown Settlement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Important Motorcoach Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15                              Yorktown Victory Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Historic Yorktown Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16                 National Park Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Williamsburg Area Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17                 Berkeley Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
                                                                                                 Dean Shostak Crystal Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
                                                                                                 “The Ghosts of Williamsburg”
                 ACCOMMODATIONS                                                                       Candlelight Walking Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
                                                                                                 Go-Karts Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Comfort Inn – Historic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                                                                                                 Hauntings of Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Historic Area . . . . . 19
                                                                                                 The Mariners’ Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Courtyard by Marriott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
                                                                                                 Muscarelle Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Crowne Plaza Hotel Williamsburg
                                                                                                 Mystery Dinner Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
      at Fort Magruder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
                                                                                                 Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Days Hotel Busch Gardens Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
                                                                                                 Presidents Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Days Inn Colonial Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
                                                                                                 Ripley's Believe it of Not! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Days Inn Downtown Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                                                                                                 Sherwood Forest Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Days Inn Historic Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
                                                                                                 Shirley Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Embassy Suites Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
                                                                                                 Student Dinner Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Fairfield Inn & Suites
                                                                                                 The Virginia Living Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
      by Marriott Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
                                                                                                 Williamsburg Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Four Points by Sheraton Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
George Washington Inn
      & Conference Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29                                            RESTAURANTS
Governor’s Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Great Wolf Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31            The Aberdeen Barn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Hampton Inn & Suites Historic Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32                              Black Angus Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond Road . . . . . . . . . . . . 33                                    California Tortilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Hilton Garden Inn Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34                          Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Holiday Inn Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35                    Colonial Williamsburg Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36                            The Jefferson Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37                              Mama Steve’s House of Pancakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Holiday Inn - Patriot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38             Retro's Good Eats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Homewood Suites by Hilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39                         Sal’s By Victor Italian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
La Quinta Inn Historic Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40                             Sal’s Ristorante Italiano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Marriott Hotel - Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41                       The Whaling Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Quality Inn Historic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Quality Inn at Kingsmill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Quality Suites Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44                                                   SHOPPING
Ramada 1776 Historic Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Residence Inn by Marriott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46                   Cooke’s Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
SpringHill Suites by Marriott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47                     Merchants Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Williamsburg Hospitality House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48                          Prime Outlets at Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Woodlands Hotel & Suites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49                   Williamsburg Antique Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
                                                                                                 The Williamsburg Outlet Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
                                                                                                 Yankee Candle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92


                                                                                                                        TOUR SERVICES
                                                                                                 Carey VIP Chauffeured Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
                                                                                                 Colonial Connections, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
                                                                                                 Newton Bus Service, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
                                                                                                 Oleta Coach Lines, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
                                                                                                 Richmond International Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
                                                                                                 Sterling Event Planners of Williamsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . 98



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Escort Notes




                                                                                                            2008 Williamsburg Tour Planner
A Brief Overview of Virginia’s Historic Triangle
Williamsburg, Virginia, is centrally located         Historic Jamestowne includes a reconstructed
150 miles south of Washington, D.C., midway          Glasshouse of 1608; 1639 Church Tower;
between Richmond and Virginia Beach.                 the ruins of the original town; statues of
Virginia’s Historic Triangle of Williamsburg,        John Smith and Pocahontas; Jamestown
Jamestown, and Yorktown is connected by              Rediscovery archeological excavation; the
the 23 mile long Colonial National Historical        Archaearium and the new Visitor Center;
Parkway. Both the James and York Rivers flow         and a scenic five-mile island drive.
on opposite sides of the Parkway enhancing this
scenic drive through history.                        Our country’s freedom was won in nearby
                                                     Yorktown, where General George Washington
Perhaps nowhere else in America does the             defeated England’s General Cornwallis in 1781
exciting story of our past come to life more         in the decisive battle of the American
vividly than at Colonial Williamsburg,               Revolutionary War. Today the Yorktown
the restored capital of colonial Virginia.           Battlefield is a national park and the battlefield
The Historic Area is not just restored buildings     tour includes earthworks, Washington’s
and artifacts. It is a living community where        Headquarters and Surrender Field; Moore
merchants sell their wares, craftspeople ply their   House, scene of the negotiations for the surren-
trades, and brave patriots whisper plans for         der of Yorktown; Nelson House, home
revolution. Located on 301 acres, Colonial           of Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr., signer
Williamsburg is an outdoor living museum with        of the Declaration of Independence; and
more than 500 public buildings, Great Hopes          the Yorktown Monument. The Yorktown
Plantation, homes, stores and taverns; craftsmen     Victory Center recaptures the drama of
practicing 30 historic trades and domestic crafts;   the American Revolution through powerful
historical interpreters and character actors;        galleries that tell the stories of the everyday peo-
and gardens and greens. Some highlights are          ple who lived during the war. The re-created
the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum;        Continental Army encampment depicts
Basset Hall, the Williamsburg home of John D.        life in the military and medical care. At the
Rockefeller, Jr.; the Governor’s Palace; and         re-created 1780s farmsite, visitors learn everyday
the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.           tasks of raising crops, preserving and preparing
                                                     food, and turning flax and wool into cloth.
The College of William and Mary, located
adjacent to the Historic Area, was established in    Nestled in the heart of this historic town
1693 and is the second oldest college                are a number of local artisans and antique
in America where three early presidents —            shops, historic homes, and waterfront
Jefferson, Monroe, and Tyler — were educated.        activities. In the 18th-century, Yorktown
Classes are still held in the Wren Building,         was a flourishing colonial tobacco port.
believed to have been designed by England’s          With the addition of Riverwalk Landing
best-known architect, Sir Christopher Wren.          this quaint historic village experienced a
                                                     rebirth. The scenic Riverwalk along the beach
Just a few miles from Williamsburg on the banks      connects the Yorktown Battlefield with
of the James River are Jamestown Settlement          the Yorktown Victory Center and boasts
and Historic Jamestowne, where in 1607               10 distinctive shops/food outlets, an upscale
104 brave adventurers from the Virginia              restaurant, new piers, a performance site and
Company of London established the first perma-       complimentary parking. Midway along the
nent English settlement in the New World.            walk, The Watermen’s Museum depicts the
Jamestown Settlement features full-size replicas     life and times of the men and women who’ve
of the Godspeed, the Discovery and the Susan         spent their lives harvesting crabs, oysters, fish
Constant, the three ships that arrived in 1607,      and clams from the Chesapeake Bay and its
the reconstructed James Fort, Powhatan               tributaries. Today, no cannons boom here nor
Indian Village, Riverfront Discovery Area            are battles being fought, but a closer look at this
and museum exhibits. Costumed interpreters           now tranquil setting reveals an important
perform 17th-century activities and crafts.          time in our nation’s history.

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                                 Our modern-day attractions make the                     the video arcade with the latest video games and
                                 Williamsburg area a timeless destination. Voted         a relaxing game of miniature golf. Your group
                                 the world’s “Most Beautiful Theme Park” for 17          can enjoy a catered meal in the picnic pavilion.
2008 Williamsburg Tour Planner   consecutive years, Busch Gardens Europe                 Outstanding shopping is available at our
                                 is a European-themed park bursting with adven-          many retail and factory outlet shops.
                                 ture at every turn. Brave guests can get their          The Williamsburg Pottery offers an unusual
                                 fill of thrills on Busch Gardens Europe’s, Curse        shopping experience through 200 acres of pot-
                                 of Darkastle. Using cutting edge theme park             tery, furniture, china, glass, stemware, wines,
                                 technology, guests board golden sleighs for a           cheeses, plants, and many unique items.
                                 mesmerizing journey through an ice bound
                                 world. Busch Gardens boasts more than 50                West of Williamsburg on historic Route 5
                                 thrilling rides and attractions, nine main stage        are the famous James River Plantations. In 1916
                                 shows, a wide variety of award-winning cuisine          Berkeley Plantation was the site of the first
                                 and world-class shops. New in 2006, Emerald             Thanksgiving and birthplace of Benjamin Harrison,
                                 Beat at the Abby Stone Theatre is a spectacular         signer of the Declaration of Independence, and
                                 Irish step show. Brave Riders can experience            three time Governor of Virginia. Sherwood
                                 the world’s tallest and first floorless dive coaster,   Forest Plantation, a 1730s house, was President
                                 Griffon, carrying riders 205 feet straight up,          John Tyler’s last home from 1842 until his death in
                                 then 90 degrees straight down at 75 mph.                1861. It is the home of President Tyler’s grandson
                                                                                         and family today. Settled in 1613, Shirley
                                 Water Country USA, is also an Anheuser-Busch            Plantation, has been home to the Hill-Carter fam-
                                 theme park and was voted one of America’s best          ily for 12 generations. This 18th-century mansion
                                 water parks by the Travel Channel, and is the           features the famous square-flying staircase, which
                                 Mid-Atlantic’s largest and most exciting water-play     has no visible means of support, and a unique
                                 park with more than 35 super soaking water              Queen Anne forecourt.
                                 rides and slides and attractions to amuse and
                                 entertain visitors of all ages. It’s set in a 50s and   East of Williamsburg, The Virginia Living
                                 60s surf theme. Hubba Hubba Highway is                  Museum exhibits native Virginia wildlife, living in
                                 Water Country USA’s new radical river adventure.        natural habitat settings indoors and outdoors,
                                 Cruise down this free-floating expedition               plus native botanical gardens, aquarium exhibits,
                                 through coconuts, water-spraying cactus and             natural history, and a planetarium and observatory.
                                 cool geysers.
                                                                                         The Mariners’ Museum is one of the largest
                                 Located across from Water Country USA,                  maritime history museums in the world, and
                                 Presidents Park, an outdoor museum of the               features the USS Monitor Center. Explore the col-
                                 United States presidents, features monuments of         lection of maritime artifacts, hand crafted
                                 all 43 United States presidents in a garden             ship models, photographs and paintings.
                                 setting. The creation of internationally known
                                 artist, David Adickes, Presidents Park offers a         These are a few of the many reasons for
                                 patriotic, educational and inspiring experience.        Williamsburg’s enduring popularity. With our
                                 Go-Karts Plus features the Disk’O, a thrill ride        variety of attractions, entertainment, accommoda-
                                 from Italy. Take a ride on the super stockart,          tions, dining, and shopping, plus our temperate
                                 figure eight, slick and rookie tracks. Splash and       climate, the Williamsburg Area is a year-round
                                 spin on the bumper boats and cars; visit                vacation destination.
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Virginia’s Historic Triangle
A Year-Round Vacation Destination




                                                                                                                                                                       2008 Williamsburg Tour Planner
The Historic Triangle is a great year-round vacation destination thanks to a temperate
climate and an outstanding variety of attractions, entertainment, shopping, dining and
golf. Special events draw thousands of visitors each year. Below is a sample of some major
2008 events. Visit our web site to learn about all special events and to check for any changes to
dates or descriptions of the events below.

                   WINTER                                                  SUMMER
Colonial Williamsburg kicks off 2008 in                 The Historic Triangle celebrates Independence
January blending costume workshops with the             Day with major events free to the public in
popular roster of needlework and textile-related        Williamsburg and Yorktown. Learning how the
classes. The Colonial Williamsburg Antiques             colonists became Americans inspires daytime
Forum has been attracting visitors for almost 60        visitors to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area
years. This year, the 60th Forum is scheduled in        (exhibition buildings require a ticket). In the
February and features an exceptional collection         evening a traditional fireworks display thrills
of antiques and outstanding homes.                      visitors on the Palace Green, Courthouse and the
                                                        Capitol grounds.
March 15-16 military re-enactment groups join
forces with modern-day veterans and active              In nearby Yorktown, Independence Day starts
military units during Military Through the Ages, a      early with an annual 5K freedom run / walk after
two-day event. That demonstrates camp life,             which the whole town turns out for festivities
military tactics and weaponry at Jamestown              that include a parade, arts and crafts, street ven-
Settlement.                                             dors, outdoor musical entertainment and a spec-
                                                        tacular fireworks show over the York River.
                    SPRING
Virginia Garden Week, April 19–27, showcases            The Virginia Shakespeare Festival celebrates
three centuries of architectural and gardening          its 30th season the month of July with two major
history. It is the oldest and largest statewide house   productions held at Phi Beta Kappa Hall at the
and garden tour event in the nation.                    College of William and Mary. Professional actors,
                                                        technical crew and students join together in
May 10: Jamestown Landing Day – Maritime                staging two incomparable plays each season.
demonstrations and interpretive activities
exploring contact between European and Virginia         August 1-31, Agriculture and Industry, allows
Indian cultures mark the 401st Anniversary of           visitors to explore how the early efforts of
the founding of America’s first permanent English       Jamestown settlers to make a profit for the
colony. Special programs also held at Historic          investors of the Virginia Company evolved into the
Jamestowne, co-administered by the National             tobacco economy of 18th-century Virginia at
Park Service and APVA Preservation Virginia.            Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center.
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                                 2008 Events In The Historic Triangle
2008 Williamsburg Tour Planner                        FALL
                                 As the leaves start to change and fall foliage
                                 arrives, an outstanding line-up of events continues.
                                 An Occasion for the Arts at Merchants Square,
                                 adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area
                                 is scheduled October 7. This juried event features
                                 national and local artists and artisans along with




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                                 performances by jazz, classical, acoustic, country
                                 and rock musicians.

                                 October 18 -19, Yorktown’s Victory Celebration,
                                 offers demonstrations of miltary life and tactics to
                                 mark the 227th anniversary of America’s victory at
                                 Yorktown. To experience Continental Army Life
                                 firsthand, visitors can enroll in “A School for the
                                 Soldier” to try on uniforms, march to the beat of
                                 a Revolutionary drum and join in other hands-on
                                 military activities. Special programs also are held    Colonial Williamsburg has special holiday
                                 in Yorktown and the Yorktown Battlefield, admin-       programs including the Grand Illumination on
                                 istered by National Historical Park.                   December 7, a festive day marking the beginning
                                                                                        of the holiday season with music and fireworks
                                 Enjoy monstrous mayhem and madcap antics               throughout the Historic Area.
                                 during Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Europe
                                 during the month of October. Daytime activities        The colonial village of Yorktown ushers in the
                                 include storytelling, face painting and costume        holiday season with a Christmas Tree Lighting,
                                 decorating. As the sun sets the park is transformed    December 5, featuring the Fifes and Drums of
                                 into a world of monsters, vampires, werewolves         York Town, followed by a Lighted Boat Parade on
                                 and a mad scientist.                                   the York River December 6. Yorktown celebrates
                                                                                        Christmas with a day of events and entertainment
                                 November 2, Berkeley Plantation celebrates the         in the evening, enjoy a historic stroll down Main
                                 First Official Thanksgiving in recognition             Street accompanied by the Fifes and Drums of
                                 of the 1619 landing of the English colonists.          York Town.
                                 During Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia
                                 at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory           A Colonial Christmas, December 20-31, at
                                 Center, November 27-29, visitors can learn             Jamestown Settlement features special guided tours
                                 about the 17th- and 18th-century culinary              that compare and contrast English Christmas
                                 practices of colonial Virginia.                        customs in the difficult and early years of the
                                                                                        Jamestown colony. Hear accounts of Christmas
                                            HOLIDAY SEASON                              and winter in military encampments during the
                                 Celebrate the holidays with loved ones as you          Revolution and glimpse holiday preparations at
                                 enjoy the heart-warming traditions of colonial         the Yorktown Victory Center.
                                 Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg’s historic homes
                                 and shops are decorated with holiday finery of         Throughout the month of December, seasonal
                                 natural greens, garlands, wreaths, and windows         programs such as decoration workshops, holiday
                                 sparkle with lighted candles while the streets glow    teas, and progressive luncheons and dinners are
                                 with bonfires and crescents.                           available at the historic James River Plantations.
                                                                                        December 31, Williamsburg’s First Night
                                 The 2008 Holiday Season begins with the Greater        Celebration welcomes the New Year with a
                                 Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance’s              variety of entertainment at Colonial Williamsburg
                                 Community Christmas Parade, December 6,                and the College of William and Mary,
                                 featuring more than 100 entries including floats       concluding with a grand finale fireworks display
                                 and marching bands. Throughout the weekend             at midnight.


                                 For up-to-date information on special events visit our web site www.VisitWilliamsburg.com
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Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Colonial Williamsburg                          Day 6: James River Plantations




                                                                                                              2008 Williamsburg Tour Planner
No trip to the Historic Triangle is complete          Along scenic Route 5 West are the famous James
without a full day in Colonial Williamsburg.          River Plantations. Berkeley, Sherwood Forest
Begin your tour early and include lunch at an         and Shirley are located just minutes from each
authentic colonial tavern. End your day with dinner   other. Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea overlooking
at one of Colonial Williamsburg’s fine restaurants    the scenic James River.
and an evening stroll through the Historic Area.
                                                      Day 7: Virginia Peninsula
Day 2: Busch Gardens Europe                           Just 30 minutes from Williamsburg, your group can
Plan a full day at Busch Gardens Europe,              enjoy an eco-experience at The Virginia Living
with a group lunch in the Black Forest Picnic Area.   Museum and nautical delights at The Mariners’
Everyone will love the thrilling shows and exciting   Museum, featuring the USS Monitor Center, both
rides. Busch Gardens Europe also offers a twist on    located in Newport News. Spend the remainder of
educational programs. Dinner can be on your own       the day visiting Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth
in one of their fine European-themed restaurants.     or Virginia Beach.

Day 3: Yorktown                                       Evening Activities:
Plan a full day to visit Yorktown Battlefield and     • Busch Gardens Europe is spectacular at night.
Yorktown Victory Center, and see where                • Colonial Williamsburg offers year-round evening
American Independence was won during the                activities for all age groups.
American Revolutionary War. Tour the quaint           • Experience Dean Shostak’s Crystal Concert
historic village and Riverwalk Landing with             featuring music and antique glass instruments
commanding views of the York River and                  from around the world.
enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants.           • Journey with “The Ghosts of Williamsburg”
Late afternoon, visit Presidents Park featuring         Candlelight Walking Tour through the Historic
magnificent monuments of all 43 U.S. presidents.        Area and learn local folklore, legends and history.
In the evening, Water Country USA offers a            • Burn up the tracks at Go-Karts Plus on the Slick
revolutionary experience all its own.                   and Super Stockart Tracks.
                                                      • Stroll through historic Williamsburg and explore
Day 4: Jamestown and Go-Karts Plus                      the myths of the Historic Triangle with the
Plan a half-day for Historic Jamestowne, and            Hauntings of Williamsburg.
Jamestown Settlement, where you will experience       • The Muscarelle Museum of Art is a world
life in America’s first permanent English colony        class fine arts museum – a “must see” for all
established in 1607. After lunch spend the rest of      age groups.
the afternoon and evening at Go-Karts Plus            • Play Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, a premier
with 18 holes of miniature golf, arcade boats and       minature golf course offering 36 holes.
go-kart tracks.                                       • Presidents Park features monuments of all
                                                        43 United States Presidents.
Day 5: Shopping                                       • With over 3,000 exhibits in 11 galleries your
A full day may not be enough time to                    group will be amazed and entertained at Ripley’s
discover the unique shopping opportunities in the       Believe It or Not! Museum.
Historic Triangle. A stop at the Williamsburg         • The Virginia Living Museum offers “After Hours
Pottery offers handcrafted Williamsburg products        Tours” and exclusive “Group Only” shows at the
and bargains galore. Factory outlet discounts can       Planetarium Theater.
be found at Prime Outlets at Williamsburg and         • Cool down in the evening at Water Country USA.
the Williamsburg Outlet Mall. Antique shopping
can be found at the Williamsburg Antique Mall         Dinner Theatres
and in the charming surroundings of Yorktown.         • Solve a comedy murder mystery and enjoy a
Visit Yankee Candle with 250,000 candles                 four-course dinner at the Mystery Dinner
and a festive holiday village. Experience excep-         Playhouse.
tional shopping and extraordinary dining in the       • At the Student Dinner Theater, all shows are
41 shops and restaurants adjacent to Colonial            written and performed only for students.
Williamburg’s Historic Area.                          All of these tour opportunities have individual
                                                      listings in this Planner, complete with net rates.

           Visit our website at www.VisitWilliamsburg.com for additional itineraries
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                                 Student Educational Programs
2008 Williamsburg Tour Planner   The Greater Williamsburg Area offers a variety
                                 of educational programs that encourages and
                                                                                          of trapball, elect a burgess, or even vote for
                                                                                          independence!
                                 supports hands-on learning opportunities and           • Historic Trades and Activities – What was
                                 fun experiential programs for youth groups.              it like to be a wheelwright or wig maker, black-
                                 Below are samples of the many programs offered           smith or cook? What did they really use
                                 at our area attractions.                                 all those leeches for in the Apothecary?
                                                                                          Experience the life and work of average people of
                                 Berkley Plantation                                       the 18th century in this fascinating look at a “day
                                 • Life in the 18th Century – This tour                   in the life” of Virginia’s colonial capital city.
                                   examines the social standards and education          • Evening and Special Event Programs – Join
                                   of boys and girls in the Virginia colony. Students     in a variety of 18th-century entertainments from
                                   explore life in colonial times and compare             theater to dance, the “dearest diversion”
                                   colonial life to life in the 21st century.             of colonial Virginians. Be spellbound by our
                                 • President William Henry Harrison – Students            soul-stirring stories, and act like an 18th-century
                                   examine the life of William Henry Harrison from        audience — scream for encores and shout
                                   his boyhood at Berkeley Plantation to President of     “Huzzah!” Take a lantern tour and learn of dark
                                   the United States.                                     secrets and scary ghosts.
                                 • The Civil War and The Army of the Potomac
                                   – Visit General George McClellan’s headquarters      Historic Jamestowne
                                   and base that supplied 140,000 union soldiers        • Mysteries of the Past – This program
                                   in 1862. Learn about life as a soldier during the      introduces students to the historic site
                                   Civil War.                                             of Jamestown through archaeology. Through
                                                                                          activities students learn how mysteries of
                                 Busch Gardens Europe                                     the past are solved using historical documents
                                 • Funky Physics Show – Student groups get                and archeology at a historic site.
                                   in motion during a high-energy physics show          • Virginia Indian Life – Students will inspect
                                   where hip-hop jams collide with the physics of         reproduction Native American artifacts such as
                                   motion. Inspired by the perplexing twists and          arrowheads, a bow and arrow, quiver, food
                                   turns of the park’s roller coasters and the            products, jewelry and animal hides.
                                   amazing acrobatic stunts of our performers,          • Ranger Guided Walking Tour – Learn about
                                   this show offers interactive demonstrations            the experiences of the early English settlers as
                                   and energetic experiments.                             they attempted to establish Jamestown as the first
                                 • X-treme Physics – This dynamic program                 permanent English settlement in America.
                                   infuses students with exhilaration for math
                                   and science. Curriculum guides can be modified       Jamestown Settlement
                                   to meet the needs of the class and students          • Life at Jamestown – Introduces students to the
                                   will experience G-forces that they can measure         early struggles, economic ventures and daily life
                                   with mounted ride accelerometers.                      in the colony through interactive demonstrations
                                 • Conservation Counts – From reptiles and                such as open-hearth cooking and musket firing.
                                   raptors to wolves and wallaroos, animals are         • Cultures in Jamestown – Through role playing
                                   found on all continents and are an integral part       and examination of reproduction artifacts from
                                   of our ecosystem. Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve            the Powhatan Indian, English and African
                                   teaches the importance of global conservation          cultures, students compare and contrast the
                                   in a fun atmosphere.                                   cultures that came into contact at Jamestown.
                                                                                        • Living with the Indians – Corn grinding, hide
                                 Colonial Williamsburg                                    scraping and cordage making are some of the
                                 • Choosing Revolution, Becoming Americans –              activities students may try in the re-created
                                   History comes alive in this engaging program that      Powhatan Indian Village. Visit the gallery, the
                                   allows students to touch, hear, smell, and see         riverfront discovery area and James Fort.
                                   the 18th-century colonial world that gave
                                   rise to our nation. Stories of great people and      The Mariners’ Museum
                                   great events are intertwined with hands-on           • Age of Exploration – This popular program
                                   activities — students may drill with muskets, try      takes students on an imaginative journey
                                   on colonial clothing, play an 18th-century game        to explore an era when cartographers were

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  mapping the world and mariners were discov-         • Siege Line Walking Tour – Learn about the
  ering new landmasses, thus fueling the desire         events surrounding the last major battle of
  for knowledge and riches.                             the American Revolution at Yorktown. Groups




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• Captive Passage – Investigating the                   will visit the British defenses around the
  Transatlantic Slave Trade – This hands-on             town, see the American siege positions and
  program helps students discover how the               discuss how General Washington successfully
  institution of black slavery shaped the history,      surrounded and defeated the British army.
  culture, and commerce of four continents over       • Non-Firing Artillery Demonstration –
  the course of five centuries, and how its             Students learn about the artillery used
  impact is still felt today.                           in the Revolutionary War. Selected students
• Clash of Armor – The Battle of the Monitor            will form a gun crew and go through a mock
  and the Virginia – the development of ironclad        firing following the same drill as General
  ships during the American Civil War would             Washington’s troops.
  forever change the face of naval warfare.
  Using artifacts from the USS Monitor and the        Yorktown Victory Center
  CSS Virginia, Museum teachers introduce stu-        • Colonial Life – Students explore life on a
  dents to the development of ironclad ships and        typical 1780s Tidewater Virginia farm by a
  history's first ironclad-to-ironclad combat.          cooking activity and analysis of reproduction
                                                        artifacts, students learn about the decisions
President's Park                                        and chores necessary to run a small farm
• The Constitution – This program focuses               during the colonial, Revolutionary War and
 on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and           post-war periods.
 the presidents who were in office when the           • Colonial Medicine – Students examine repro-
 amendments to the Constitution were ratified.          ductions of 18th-century medical tools and pro-
• Civil War to Civil Rights – Students explore          cedures. Students learn theory, types of health
  the progress of civil rights in our country and       care given in a typical colonial home, and the
  learn about the presidents who had the most           many jobs of a colonial doctor – from pulling
  significant impact.                                   teeth to amputating arms and legs.
• Before They Were Presidents – The leaders           • Life of a Private – Students investigate key
  of our country came from a wide array of              issues that led to the American Revolution
  careers and educational backgrounds. Students         through examination of reproduction artifacts
  will learn about selected presidents as individu-     from the time period.
  als and how they contributed to our nation.
                                                      The Virginia Living Museum
Shirley Plantation                                    • Survival – It’s Wild! Discover the physical
• Robert E. Lee’s Schoolroom – Students                 and behavioral adaptations that make it
  experience a re-created classroom with lessons        possible for wild animals to survive
  like those learned by young Confederate               environmental extremes, locate food and
  General Lee when he attended school here in           shelter, find mates and avoid determined
  the early 1800’s.                                     predators. This program combines live ani-
• The Undertaker’s Apprentice – Students                mals, specimens from the museum’s collections
  play the role of an apprentice to an 18th-            and audience participation.
  century undertaker (today referred to as a          • Worlds in Motion – From the incredible
  "builder") by designing the Great House and           speeds of subatomic particles to the
  investigating original building materials             slow-motion flows of material within cells, the
  and construction techniques.                          universe is buzzing with motion. This lively
• History Detective – Students uncover the              program explores the movements of atoms,
  reality of Shirley's experience during the            living cells, planets, stars, galaxies, and the
  Civil War by examining copies of original             expanding universe.
  primary source documents.                           • It All Flows Downstream: A Watershed
                                                        Investigation – Students confront real-world
Yorktown Battlefield & Visitor Center                   water quality and land use environmental chal-
• Fortunes of War – This program helps                  lenges in this hands-on lab. Using the museum's
  students understand how the Siege of Yorktown         lake and Environmental Lab, students examine
  and the American Revolution affected the lives        watershed land-use patterns, perform water
  of both soldiers and citizens through hands-          quality analysis and make decisions that would
  on activities, role-playing and demonstrations.       affect the watershed’s ecosystems.

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                                 Approximate Driving Time
2008 Williamsburg Tour Planner   To Williamsburg Area Attractions/Entertainment /Shopping

                                  ATTRACTIONS/                            APPROXIMATE                ATTRACTIONS/                         APPROXIMATE
                                  ENTERTAINMENT/                          DRIVING TIME               ENTERTAINMENT/                       DRIVING TIME
                                  SHOPPING                                                           SHOPPING

                                 Bassett Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 minutes   Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf . . . . 5 minutes
                                 Berkeley Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 minutes             Presidents Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 minutes
                                 Busch Gardens Europe . . . . . . . . .10 minutes                   Prime Outlets at Williamsburg . . 10 minutes
                                 Colonial Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . .0 minutes               Sherwood Forest Plantation . . . . 40 minutes
                                 Colonial Williamsburg Museums . . 0 minutes                        Shirley Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 minutes
                                 “The Ghosts of Williamsburg”                                       Student Dinner Theater . . . . . . . . . 8 minutes
                                 Candlelight Walking Tour . . . . . . . 0 minutes                   The Virginia Living Museum . . . 25 minutes
                                 Go-Karts Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 minutes       Water Country USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 minutes
                                 The Hauntings of Williamsburg . . 0 minutes                        Williamsburg Antique Mall . . . . . 14 minutes
                                 Jamestown Settlement . . . . . . . . . 15 minutes                  Williamsburg Outlet Mall . . . . . . . 14 minutes
                                 Merchants Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 minutes           Williamsburg Pottery Factory . . . 12 minutes
                                 The Mariners’ Museum . . . . . . . . . 25 minutes                  Yankee Candle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 minutes
                                 Mystery Dinner Playhouse . . . . . . . 9 minutes                   Yorktown Victory Center . . . . . . 22 minutes
                                 National Park Service
                                                                                                                  (Driving time to area
                                  Historic Jamestowne . . . . . . . . . 15 minutes                    attractions/entertainment/shopping is based
                                  Yorktown Battlefield and                                           on using Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area
                                                                                                                   as a central point.)
                                  Visitor Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 minutes




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Places of Worship
Baptist                                     Jewish
Williamsburg Baptist Church                 Temple Beth E
757-229-1217                                757-220-1205
227 Richmond Road                           600 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185                      Williamsburg, VA 23185
9:30 a.m. Sunday School                     Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. Worship                          Lutheran
Catholic                                    King of Glory Lutheran Church
St. Bede’s Catholic Church                  757-258-9701
757-229-3631                                4897 Longhill Road
3686 Ironbound Road                         Williamsburg, VA 23188
Williamsburg, VA 23188                      9:15 a.m. Sunday School,
5:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil,                   8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Worship
7:15 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.,           Presbyterian
5:00 p.m. (Life Teen) Mass                  Williamsburg Presbyterian Church
Christian                                   757-229-4235
Williamsburg Christian Church               215 Richmond Road
757-253-2506                                Williamsburg, VA 23185
200 John Tyler Lane                         9:30 a.m. Sunday School,
Williamsburg, VA 23185                      5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.,
9:45 a.m. Sunday School,                    9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Worship
8:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. Worship               Methodist
Episcopal                                   Williamsburg United Methodist
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church              757-229-1771
757-229-2891                                514 Jamestown Road
Duke of Gloucester Street                   Williamsburg, VA 23185
Williamsburg, VA 23185                      9:30 a.m. Sunday School,
10:15 a.m. Sunday School                    8:15 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Worship
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m.,
5:30 p.m. Worship

                      Worship service dates and times may vary.
              For additional information visit www.VisitWlliamsburg.com
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                                 How To ReachWilliamsburg
                                 By Automobile: 50 miles east of Richmond, 65 miles west of Virginia Beach, 150 miles south of
2008 Williamsburg Tour Planner   Washington, DC, 210 miles northeast of Raleigh, 380 miles south of New York, 700 miles south
                                 of Toronto, and 746 miles south of Montreal.
                                 By Air: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is 20 minutes from downtown
                                 Williamsburg; Richmond International Airport and Norfolk International Airport are each 50
                                 minutes away. Ground transportation is available at all three airports.
                                 By Bus: Nationwide service by Greyhound; Carolina Trailways serves Richmond and Norfolk,
                                 with connections to Williamsburg. Local carriers include Carey VIP Chauffered Services, see
                                 page 93, Newton Bus Service, Inc., see page 95 and Oleta Coach Lines, Inc., see page 96.
                                 By Rail: Direct AMTRAK service from Richmond, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia,
                                 New York, and Boston.




                                 Airports & Airlines Information
                                  MAJOR AIR                      NEWPORT NEWS
                                  CARRIERS                       WILLIAMSBURG                NORFOLK              RICHMOND
                                                                  International             International         International
                                                                      (PHF)                    (ORF)                  (RIC)
                                  AirTran Airways                       X                                                 X
                                  American Airlines                                              X                        X
                                  Continental Airlines                                           X                        X
                                  Delta Airlines                        X                        X                        X
                                  JetBlue Airways                                                                         X
                                  Northwest Airlines                                             X                        X
                                  Southwest Airlines                                             X
                                  United Airlines Express                                                                 X
                                  US Airways                                                     X                        X
                                  SkyBus                                X                                                 X




                                 Amtrak                                              Bus Service
                                 468 N. Boundary Street                              Greyhound & Carolina Trailways
                                 Williamsburg Transportation Center                  Williamsburg Transportation Center
                                 Williamsburg, VA 23185                              468 N. Boundary Street
                                 757-229-8750                                        Williamsburg, VA 23185
                                 Information & Reservations                          757-229-1460
                                 800-872-7245




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                                                                                                                          MARYLAND

                                                                                                                                WASHINGTON




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                                                                                                                                   D.C.




                                                                                                 I-81

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                                                                                                              17
                                                                                         Fredericksburg




                                                                                                                   I-95
                                                                                                                   I-95

                                                                                                                               17
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                                                                                        Charlottesville
                                            WEST                                                        I-6




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                                           VIRGINIA                                                        4




                                                                                                                           5
                                                                                                 Richmond

                                                                                           Petersburg
KENTUCKY
                                                               Roanoke
                                               I-81




                                                                                                                I-95
                                                                                             5                                                       Virginia
                                                                                          I-8                                              Norfolk   Beach
               Bristol

            TENNESSEE
                                                                    NORTH CAROLINA




    Virginia Interstate Highways
    Mileage to Williamsburg From Other Virginia Cities
     Accomac .............................112         Front Royal .........................177                Richmond ............................50
     Alexandria...........................148         Galax ...................................295            Roanoke ..............................215
     Blacksburg ..........................257         Hampton ..............................30                South Boston ......................159
     Bluefield ..............................326      Harrisonburg.......................180                  Staunton..............................157
     Bristol .................................363     Leesburg..............................174               Suffolk ...................................49
     Charlottesville .....................120         Lynchburg...........................165                 Tappahannock ......................72
     Chesapeake ...........................56         Martinsville..........................219               Virginia Beach.......................59
     Covington ..........................227          Newport News .....................23                    Waynesboro ........................145
     Culpeper .............................133        Norfolk..................................45             Winchester..........................179
     Danville ...............................190      Norton.................................399              Wytheville...........................293
     Emporia...............................104        Petersburg.............................51
     Fairfax .................................150     Portsmouth ..........................54
     Farmville .............................118       Radford ...............................261
     Fredericksburg....................102            Richlands ...........................360




    Weather in the Historic Triangle
    The temperatures below are listed by average daytime high and average night time low.
    Average rainfall is determined by season.
                               Spring                        Summer                              Autumn                                    Winter
                     March April        May             June     July     Aug.           Sept.          Oct.           Nov.         Dec.    Jan.     Feb.
       High              58°    67°     76°             83°      87°      86°            80°            70°            62°          53°     48°      50°
       Low               40°    48°     57°             65°      70°      70°            64°            53°            44°          35°     31°      32°




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                                 Mileage to Williamsburg
2008 Williamsburg Tour Planner   From Major U.S. Cities
                                 Albany, NY       . . . . . . . . . . . 557   Detroit, MI      . . . . . . . . . . . 777   New York, NY           . . . . . . . 380

                                 Albuquerque, NM               . . . 938      El Paso, TX . . . . . . . . . . 2003         Oklahoma City, OK 1415
                                 Atlanta, GA . . . . . . . . . . . 604        Fargo, ND      . . . . . . . . . . . 1521    Omaha, NE . . . . . . . . . . 1368
                                 Baltimore, MD           . . . . . . . 210    Grand Junction, CO 2066                      Orlando, FL . . . . . . . . . . . 815
                                 Billings, MT      . . . . . . . . . 2128     Hartford, CT . . . . . . . . . . 542         Philadelphia, PA           . . . . . 315

                                 Birmingham, AL . . . . . . 758               Houston, TX        . . . . . . . . 1398      Phoenix, AZ        . . . . . . . . 2399

                                 Boise, ID     . . . . . . . . . . . . 2572   Indianapolis, IN . . . . . . 755             Pittsburgh, PA . . . . . . . . 471
                                 Boston, MA . . . . . . . . . . . 631         Jackson, MS       . . . . . . . . . . 999    Portland, ME        . . . . . . . . . 776

                                 Buffalo, NY       ..........       652       Jacksonville, FL         . . . . . . 674     Portland, OR . . . . . . . . 3018
                                 Charleston, SC          . . . . . . . 490    Kansas City, MO            . . . 1 210       Rapid City, SD        . . . . . . 1810

                                 Charleston, WV           . . . . . . 455     Las Vegas, NV         . . . . . . 2528       Reno, NV . . . . . . . . . . . . 2843
                                 Charlotte, NC         . . . . . . . . 360    Little Rock, AR         . . . . . 1073       St. Louis, MO        . . . . . . . . 953

                                 Cheyenne, WY            . . . . . 1846       Los Angeles, CA           . . . . 2735       Salt Lake City, UT           . . 2273

                                 Chicago, IL      . . . . . . . . . . . 915   Louisville, KY       . . . . . . . . 697     San Antonio, TX . . . X1595
                                 Cleveland, OH           . . . . . . . 564    Memphis, TN          . . . . . . . . 931     San Diego, CA         . . . . . . 2732

                                 Columbia, SC . . . . . . . . . 439           Miami, FL      . . . . . . . . . . . 1021    San Francisco, CA            . . 3051

                                 Columbus, OH            . . . . . . . 613    Milwaukee, WI           . . . . . 1002       Seattle, WA       . . . . . . . . . 2937

                                 Dallas, TX     . . . . . . . . . . . 1401    Minneapolis, MN            . . . 1282        Washington, DC             . . . . . 150

                                 Denver, CO        . . . . . . . . . 1816     Nashville, TN . . . . . . . . . 722          Wichita, KS       . . . . . . . . . 1420

                                 Des Moines, IA          . . . . . 1196       New Orleans, LA            . . . 1089




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Important Motorcoach
Information for the State of Virginia




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VEHICLE REGISTRATION
Division of Motor Vehicles
Motor Carrier Department
IRP Processing Center
2300 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

800-435-5137
Fax 804-367-0915

One time $50.00 application fee,
plus $3.00 per vehicle per year.

FULL-SERVICE WASH/
SWEEPING/MOPPING/
DUMPING
PENSKE BUS SERVICE CENTER
7239 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-565-2921

FUEL TAX
No special fuel tax on buses.

Every effort has been made to ensure that this publication contains accurate and current
information. Please report errors or changes. All information including dates and prices
are subject to change.
Special Note: The National Park Service (Colonial National Historical Park) requires a
permit for commercial vehicles on the Colonial Parkway, part of the Colonial National
Historical Park. A one-day permit ($3.00) is available at Historic Jamestowne or Yorktown
Battlefield Visitor Center. Annual permits are also available. Student educational groups
may qualify for a waiver. Please call 757-229-1282 for more information.




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       Historic Yorktown
                                      Historic Yorktown
Map Locations                                          I-24   George Washington Inn
                                                               & Conference Center
                                                                                                    M-26   Quality Inn at Kingsmill                  RESTAURANTS                                  SHOPPING
                                                                                                    D-11   Quality Suites Williamsburg               C-10   The Aberdeen Barn                     L- 9   Cooke’s Christmas Gifts & Collectibles
ACCOMMODATIONS                                         F-16   Governor’s Inn                        C-15   Ramada Inn 1776 - Historic Williamsburg   D-11   Black Angus Grill                     H-16   Merchants Square
D-16   Comfort Inn Historic                            B- 8   Great Wolf Lodge                      C-10   Residence Inn by Marriott                 F-8    California Tortilla                   C-8    Prime Outlets at Williamsburg
D-14   Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Historic Area   D-22   Hampton Inn & Suites Historic         C-10   SpringHill Suites by Marriott             C-9    Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant   C-6    Williamsburg Antique Mall
M-26   Courtyard by Marriott                           C-9    Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond Road    G-13   Williamsburg Hospitality House            H-18   Colonial Williamsburg Dining          C- 6   The Williamsburg Outlet Mall
I-23   Crowne Plaza Hotel Williamsburg                 C-10   Hilton Garden Inn                     E-17   Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites     D-11   The Jefferson Restaurant              C-9    Yankee Candle
        at Fort Magruder                               E-22   Holiday Inn Downtown                                                                   C-10   Mama Steve’s House of Pancakes
E-28   Days Hotel Busch Gardens Area                   D-10   Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites                                                                                                  TOUR SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                     H-15   Retro’s Good Eats
C-7    Days Inn Colonial Resort                        D-14   Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Gateway                                                                                                  J-25   Carey VIP Chauffeured Services
                                                                                                                                                     E-12   Sal’s By Victor Italian Restaurant
F-12   Days Inn Williamsburg Downtown                  C-9    Holiday Inn - Patriot                                                                                                               F-13   Colonial Connections, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                     E-21   Sal’s Ristorante Italiano
D-14   Days Inn Historic Area                          C-15   Homewood Suites by Hilton                                                                                                           A-30   Newton Bus Service, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                     M-28   The Whaling Company
C-11   Embassy Suites Williamsburg                     C-13   La Quinta Inn Historic Williamsburg                                                                                                 M-15   Oleta Coach Lines, Inc.
D-11   Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott              M-27   Marriott Hotel - Williamsburg                                                                                                       A-3    Richmond International Airport
I-22   Four Points by Sheraton Hotels & Suites         D-16   Quality Inn Historic                                                                                                                I-10   Sterling Event Planners of Williamsburg

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Comfort Inn – Historic
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map D16 • 706 Bypass Road, Route 60 West. Exit 238 off I-64.
Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on double occupancy. $54.00 – $129.00
Customized packages upon request. We love golfers. Rates exclude holidays and/or special events.
Rates include a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and welcome reception for adult groups.
Payment: One night’s deposit per room booked. Balance due prior to check–in unless
         other arrangements are made.
Check In: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, well-lit, free of charge.
Baggage: $5.00 per person, round trip.
Highlights: When you travel to Williamsburg, let the Comfort Inn – Historic be your home away
from home. Our spacious 157 room, four-story, affordable, luxury hotel has everything you need.
Our property is rated three-diamond by AAA. The Comfort Inn Historic is conveniently located
right in the heart of Williamsburg. Whether looking for the quiet atmosphere of 18th-century
Williamsburg (1/2 mile), the excitement of Busch Gardens Europe and Water Country USA (3 miles),
or world-class shopping (4 miles), the Comfort Inn – Historic is the place for you. Each room
features a 25" remote cable TV with HBO, data port phones with voice mail and AM/FM clock radio.
Our amenities include both an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna room, jacuzzi, exercise and game
room. If you are interested in getting down to business, we have two meeting rooms which can
accommodate groups up to 50 people each, or one group of 100. Free wireless high-speed Internet
throughout the hotel.
Meals: Student and adult breakfast buffets are $8.50 inclusive. Call for dinner prices.
Handicap Access: Rooms available.
Contact: Director of Sales, 706 Bypass Road,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-229-9230
Toll-free 800-358-8003 • Fax 757-253-1654 • www.comfortinn.com/hotel/va223




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                                 Country Inn & Suites
                                 By Carlson – Historic Area
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map D14 • 400 Bypass Road.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 rate ranges based on single/double occupancy.
                                         In Season: Standard Rooms: $69.00 – $159.00
                                                    One-bedroom Suites: $129.00 – $209.00
                                         Off Season: Standard Rooms: $49.00 – $89.00
                                                     One-bedroom Suites: $69.00 – $149.00
                                 Payment: Deposit required. Check In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge. Baggage: $4.00 per person, round trip.
                                 Highlights: The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Historic Area, offers both rooms and suites
                                 decorated in a country motif. All rooms and suites feature 2 queen size beds or 1 king. Suites also
                                 offer a sleeper sofa in the living room area, 2 televisions, and a separate bedroom. All rooms and
                                 suites offer coffee makers, DVD player, refrigerator, upgraded bedding, hair dryer, complimentary
                                 high speed internet access, iron and ironing board, telephones with data port, voice mail, and free
                                 local phone calls. Amenities include an award winning complimentary deluxe continental breakfast,
                                 indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, and exercise room. Cookies and coffee served 24-hours. We also offer
                                 an on-site guest laundry facility. For your security, all rooms are interior corridor with electronic
                                 locks. Non-smoking and handicap rooms are available as well as a meeting room. Come experience
                                 our country charm throughout, from the fireplace to all of the personal touches of home. Our staff
                                 will make sure your visit to the “Country” is most memorable.
                                 The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Historic Area is conveniently located to all of Williamsburg’s
                                 attractions. We are 1 mile from the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg, the Visitor Center,
                                 Merchants Square shopping, and the College of William & Mary. Within 3 to 5 miles are Busch
                                 Gardens, Prime Outlets at Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Pottery, and Water Country USA. Historic
                                 Jamestown and Yorktown are approximately 10 to 15 minutes away on the beautiful Colonial
                                 Parkway. We are located within walking distance of Golden Corral, Cracker Barrel, Bistro 515 and
                                 Pizzeria Uno restaurants.
                                 Contact: Group Sales, 400 Bypass Road,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-941-2164
                                 Fax 757-220-1045 • williamsburgsales@hmphotels.com • www.hmphotels.com


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Courtyard by Marriott
Operating Season: Yearly
Location: See Map M26 • 470 McLaws Circle,Williamsburg Virginia 23185
Rate Information: $129.00 – $189.00
Payment: Cash,Visa, MC Discover,American Express.
Check In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 12:00 a.m.
Motorcoach Parking: Free Parking.
Highlights: Indoor/Outdoor Pool, whirlpool, game room, fitness center, meeting space, restaurant
open for breakfast, courtyard with gazebo.
Meals: Breakfast only, sandwiches and salads in 24-hour market.
Handicap Access: 8 accessible rooms.
Baggage: $3.00 per person round trip.
Contact: Julie Wysong, Sales Manager, 470 McLaws Circle.Williamsburg Virginia 23185
Phone 757-221-0700, ext. 635 • www.courtyard.com/phfwb and julie.wysong@marriott.com




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                                 Crowne Plaza Williamsburg
                                 at Fort Magruder
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map I23 • Route 60 East.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 Package plans are individually tailored to meet your groups’ needs.
                                 Accommodations, dining, gratuities, baggage handling, and admission to Colonial Williamsburg,
                                 Busch Gardens Europe,Water Country USA, Jamestown,Yorktown and any of the many beautiful
                                 plantation homes on the James River can be included. Call for availability and rate information.
                                 Payment: Deposit required.
                                 Check In: 4:00 p.m.
                                 Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Baggage: $4.00 per bag, round trip.
                                 Highlights: Newly renovated hotel set in a beautifully wooded area, landscaped around an original
                                 redoubt from the Battle of Williamsburg. Four-story complex comprising 303 guest rooms in
                                 colonial decor, 16 suites with wet bars, 12 rooms equipped for the handicapped. Non-smoking
                                 rooms available. All rooms have refrigerators, hair dryers, coffee makers, voice mail, irons, ironing
                                 board and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Additional features include outdoor lighted
                                 tennis courts, saunas, a game room, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness center, golf
                                 privileges, sundry shop, dining in our Veranda Dining Room, the General J.B.’s Lounge, and room
                                 service on property. Colonial Dinner, Pizza Party and themed dinners in our banquet facilities
                                 that will seat up to 500 for meals, off-site catering at area attractions; and group registration areas.
                                 Contact: Julie Fountain, Crowne Plaza Williamsburg at Fort Magruder • Route 60 East, 6945
                                 Pocahontas Trail • Williamsburg,Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-221-6911 • Toll-free 800-331-5204
                                 (Nationwide) • julie.fountain@crestlinehotels.com • www.cpwilliamsburghotel.com




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Days Hotel Busch Gardens Area
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map E28 • 201 Water Country Parkway, across from Water Country USA.
          Exit 242B off Interstate 64.
Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on single/double occupancy.
                  $39.00 – $99.00
                  Customized package plans available.
Payment: Deposit required. Full payment due upon arrival.
Check In: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
Baggage: $3.00 per person, round trip.
Highlights: The only full-service Days Inn in Williamsburg. Our AAA three-diamond approved, 202
interior corridor hotel offers affordable luxury. Remote control color TV/HBO, automatic wake-up
service and colonial decor in guest rooms. Full-service restaurant, banquet/meeting rooms, outdoor
pool, sand volleyball, game room area, complimentary 24-hour coffee service, in-room safe, and
guest laundry. Complimentary welcome reception for adult groups, 4 elevators available for group
check-in, and wireless high-speed Internet access available.
Located in the Historic Triangle between Yorktown and Jamestown, 4⁄10 mile to Busch Gardens
Europe, 2 miles to the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg, directly across from Water Country
USA, and within minutes of all other attractions and shopping. Easy access from Interstate 64.
Meals: Student and adult breakfast buffet $8.95 inclusive. Dinners range from $10.00 to $23.00
inclusive. Tour escort and bus driver meals complimentary for all planned meal functions.
Handicap Access: Rooms available.
Contact: Kizzy Taliaferro, Senior Sales Manager, Carlton Hospitality Group, 201 Water Country
Parkway,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-564-1756 • Toll-free 800-844-0124
Fax 757-941-0106 • Ktaliaferro@carltonhospitality.com • www.williamsburgvacations.com




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                                 Days Inn Colonial Resort
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map C7 • Route 199 and Mooretown Road.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on single/double occupancy. Seasonal.
                                                   $39.00 – $99.00
                                                   Rates may be higher on holidays and/or special events.
                                 Payment: Advance deposit required. Full payment due upon arrival.
                                 Check In: 3:00 p.m.
                                 Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Baggage: $3.00 per person, round trip (optional).
                                 Highlights: Let the new Days Inn Colonial Resort be part of your clients’ memorable excursion
                                 to Williamsburg. Ideally located in the heart of shopping and championship golf and just minutes
                                 from the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Europe, and the area’s many
                                 other attractions.
                                 For our guests’ convenience, we offer: light continental breakfast, complimentary freshly ground
                                 coffee in our spacious lobby, indoor pool with hot tub, sun deck, guest laundry, game room, interior
                                 corridors and a fitness room. Decorated in traditional colonial decor, our guest rooms feature the
                                 latest conveniences: remote cable TV with HBO, hair dryer, clock radio, double vanity, in-room
                                 digital safe, and data port phone with voice mail.
                                 Adult groups will enjoy a complimentary welcome reception. Let us provide you with the courteous
                                 service you expect and the comforts your travelers deserve at the Days Inn Colonial Resort.
                                 Contact: Kizzy Taliaferro, Senior Sales Manager, Carlton Hospitality Group, 201 Water Country
                                 Parkway,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-564-1756 • Toll-free 800-844-0124
                                 Fax 757-941-0106 • Ktaliaferro@carltonhospitality.com • www.williamsburgvacations.com




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Days Inn Downtown Williamsburg
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map F12 • 902 Richmond Road, adjacent to the College of William & Mary and
within walking distance of the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg.
Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on single/double occupancy.
                  $35.00 – $79.00 October – March
                  $59.00 – $129.00 April – September
                  Rates exclude holidays and/or special events.
Highlights: Days Inn Downtown Williamsburg is an attractive Chairman’s Award-winning and AAA
approved 2-story brick building, with 100 units that feature exterior entrance rooms with 1 queen
or king or 2 double beds. We have cable TV with HBO, iron and ironing board plus hair dryer and
a personal safe in each room. There is a large outdoor pool in a courtyard setting. Guests can have
microwaves and refrigerators upon request and we have a computer center and access to high-
speed wireless Internet for those who like to keep up with their email or business while on the
road. A free deluxe continental breakfast is served every morning in a nice large dining room from
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
One of our most outstanding features is our location. We are just 8 blocks from the historic area of
Colonial Williamsburg, the colonial capitol of Virginia. You can park your car in our parking lot and
not have to move it all day. Water Country USA and Busch Gardens Europe are just 6 miles away
from us and a shuttle bus can take you there from our front door Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The College of William & Mary, the second oldest college in the New World, is located only 2 blocks
walking distance, making us ideal for a group to stay and to visit the college or go to a football
game. The Williamsburg Pottery Factory, one of Virginia’s largest retail outlets is only 5 miles away
or you can visit one of the many plantations in our area. Local restaurants provide many dining
options, and we have several within easy walking distance.
Contact: Mr. Patel or Mr. Whitman, Days Inn Downtown Williamsburg, 902 Richmond Road,
Williamsburg,Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-229-5060 • Toll-free 800-743-4883
Fax 757-220-9153 • daysinn902@gmail.com • www.showhotel.com/daysinn/23185




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                                 Days Inn Historic Area
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map D14 • 331 Bypass Road.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on single/double occupancy. Seasonal.
                                                   $39.00 – $99.00
                                                   Special rates apply to holidays and special events.
                                 Payment: Advance deposit required. Full payment due upon arrival.
                                 Check In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Baggage: $3.00 per person, round trip (optional).
                                 Highlights: Let your group discover southern hospitality at the Days Inn Historic Area.
                                 We personally greet and host a champagne welcome reception for adult groups, upon scheduled
                                 arrival, in our spacious and comfortable lobby adorned with wooden floors and fireplace.
                                 We realize that the little things are important to your clients ... interior corridors, complimentary
                                 light continental breakfast, centrally located elevator, double-vanities for extra space, clock radios,
                                 hair dryers, complimentary freshly ground coffee and tea available 24 hours, remote control digital
                                 satellite TV with three HBO’s, automated wake-up service, heated outdoor pool & spa (seasonal),
                                 video game room, volleyball and picnic area for student groups, and high-speed wireless Internet
                                 access available.
                                 We are conveniently located within blocks of the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center and just
                                 minutes from Busch Gardens Europe, Jamestown, and Yorktown, designer outlet shops and all of
                                 the area’s wonderful attractions.
                                 Meals: Special group menus available for breakfast and lunch. The adjacent award-winning
                                 Gazebo Restaurant offers an inclusive breakfast buffet for $8.95. Boxed lunches available.
                                 Cracker Barrel, Golden Corral, Pizzeria Uno, and Mirabella’s restaurants are within
                                 walking distance.
                                 Contact: Kizzy Taliaferro, Senior Sales Manager, Carlton Hospitality Group, 201 Water Country
                                 Parkway,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-564-1756 • Toll-free 800-844-0124
                                 Fax 757-941-0106 • Ktaliaferro@carltonhospitality.com • www.williamsburgvacations.com


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Embassy Suites Williamsburg
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map C11 • 3006 Mooretown Road. (1.5 miles from Colonial Williamsburg)
Rate Information: 2008 Great Group Rates!
                  Starting from $99.00 (off-season value rates) complete itineraries and
                  escorted tours. Net group rates are based on 10 rooms or more. Rates
                  include a complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast each morning
                  and a complimentary manager’s reception nightly. Complimentary room
                  per motorcoach.
Check In: 4:00 p.m.
Check Out: 12:00 noon.
Motorcoach Parking: Free of charge, reserved motorcoach area
Baggage: $3.50 per person, round trip (optional).
Highlights: Completely renovated, our two-room suites have a refrigerator, microwave, in-suite
coffee service, 2 remote controlled TV’s, and sleeper sofa. Our hotel features an indoor pool with
poolside whirlpool, gift shop, fitness center, and a beautiful Atrium lobby. The Atrium Cafe offers
American cuisine and features Pizza Hut pizza. We are conveniently located off Route 60 Bypass
Road. We are approximately 5 miles from Busch Gardens Europe and Water Country USA, 2 miles
from the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg, and 3 miles from outlet shopping centers.
Meals: Group dining available, box lunches and pizza parties.
Handicap Access: Hotel is ADA compliant.
Contact: Sales Office, Embassy Suites Williamsburg, 3006 Mooretown Road,Williamsburg,Virginia
23185 • Phone 757-345-7606 • Toll-free 800-333-0924 • Fax 757-220-3486
candace_masengale@hilton.com • www.embassysuiteswilliamsburg.com




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                                 Fairfield Inn & Suites
                                 by Marriott Williamsburg
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map D11 • 1402 Richmond Road, Route 60.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on single/double occupancy.
                                                   $59.00 – $149.00 (king & double rooms)
                                                   Net rates based upon availability. 10 room minimum. Add 10% sales tax and
                                                   $2.00 tourism tax per room per night. Rates include an extended continental
                                                   breakfast. Call for special events / holiday information, 800-535-2966.
                                 Payment: Full payment due 14–30 days prior with rooming list, unless direct bill approved.
                                 Check In: 3:00 p.m.
                                 Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Free of charge.
                                 Baggage: $3.00 per person, round trip.
                                 Highlights: The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Williamsburg features 148 tastefully decorated
                                 rooms and suites (117 rooms and 31 suites) all opening off of interior corridors. These spacious
                                 accommodations include a coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and complimentary
                                 high-speed Internet access. The suite rooms also include a sofa bed, microwave and mini-fridge.
                                 Additional amenities include an indoor pool, hot tub and fitness room to relieve the tensions of
                                 the day. An extended continental breakfast is also included. The hotel is conveniently located near
                                 the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Europe, Jamestown,Yorktown,Water
                                 Country USA, theatres and shopping.
                                 Contact: LTD Hotel Management Group Sales Office, 1133 Executive Boulevard, Chesapeake,
                                 Virginia 23320 • Phone 757-213-0110 • Toll-free 800-535-2966 • Fax 757-213-0118
                                 www.ltdmanagement.com




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Four Points by Sheraton
Williamsburg Historic District
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map I22 • 351 York Street.
Rate Information: 2008 rate ranges are based on per room per night
                  $69.00 – $149.00
                  Net rates are for 10 room minimum. Higher rates may apply for weekends,
                  holidays, and special events. Rollaways are available for $20.00 per night.
                  Security service is mandatory for all student groups and can be arranged
                  through the sales department.
Payment: Advance deposit required.
Check In: 4:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
Baggage: $4.00 per person, round trip (optional).
Highlights: Four Points by Sheraton Williamsburg Historic District is located directly across
the street from Colonial Williamsburg property and only 1⁄2 block from the Historic Area entrance.
The hotel is only minutes away from Busch Gardens Europe and Water Country USA. Our three-
diamond AAA rated hotel features 143 deluxe rooms, 56 two-bedroom efficiency suites, interior
corridors, room service, in-room safes, hair dryers, iron and ironing board, in-room coffee, free
wireless high-speed Internet access, 27" television with cable including HBO and ESPN. We also
feature an indoor heated pool and jazuzzi, guest laundry, game room, fitness center, meeting
facilities and a full-service restaurant,“Bourbon Street Bar & Grille”.
Meals: Our popular student menus have everything from pizza parties to old-fashioned cookouts.
Our special group menus have many delicious options to choose from, and feature our ever-
popular Colonial Plantation Dinner that is served in period dress and features live entertainment.
Our delightful full breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner menus are available at great group rates.
Contact: Sales Department, Four Points by Sheraton Williamsburg Historic District, 351 York St.,
Williamsburg,Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-229-4100 • Toll-free 800-962-4743 • Fax Group Sales
757-565-2278 • mary.hughes@fourpointswilliamsburg.com • www.fourpoints.com/williamsburg




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                                 George Washington Inn
                                 & Conference Center
                                 Operation Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map I24 • 500 Merrimac Trail (Route 143). 1 mile from Historic Area, 2 miles from
                                 Busch Gardens Europe.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 tour rates based on single/double occupancy.
                                                   Jan 1 – Mar 13:     $89.00 – $99.00
                                                   Mar 14 – Jun 12: $110.00 – $149.00
                                                   Jun 13 – Aug 30: $129.00 – $189.00
                                                   Aug 31 – Nov 8:    $110.00 – $149.00
                                                   Nov 9 – Dec 31:     $89.00 – $99.00
                                                      Rates are net non-commissionable. Plus 10% sales tax and $2 per night
                                                      occupancy tax. Rates may be higher on holidays and/or special events.
                                                      Customized packages available.
                                 Advance Payment: Deposit required. Full payment due prior to arrival.
                                 Check In: 4:00 p.m. (earlier check-in can be requested, subject to availability.)
                                 Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
                                 Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Baggage: $4.00 per person, round trip.
                                 Highlights: Hotel amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub, interior corridors, 4 guest elevators,
                                 game room, full-service restaurant and lounge, business center, exercise room, private meeting/banquet
                                 space, excellent location between Busch Gardens Europe & Colonial Williamsburg. Our 247
                                 guestrooms & suites feature new pillowtop mattresses, choice of 1 King or 2 Queen-size beds, 32”
                                 flat TV’s with full cable and free HBO, Disney and ESPN2, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers,
                                 coffeemakers, microwaves, and refrigerators.
                                 Meals: Contact us for private banquets for up to 600 people.
                                 Contact: Group Sales Department, George Washington Inn & Conference Center, 500 Merrimac Trail,
                                 Williamsburg,Virginia 23185 • Sales & Catering 757-220-1410 • Toll-free 800-666-8888
                                 Fax 757-259-5500 • sales@gwicc.com • www.georgewashington-inn.com



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Governor’s Inn
An Official Colonial Williamsburg Hotel
Operating Season: Late March through December.
Location: See Map F16 • The Governor’s Inn is located on South Henry Street, near Lafayette Street,
just four blocks from the Historic Area and one half mile from the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center.
Rate Information: 2008 rate range:
                  $70.00 – $109.00
                  Rates vary by season and room types are subject to availability,
                  and may change without notice.
Payment: $500 deposit required per group 30 days following receipt of confirmation.
A second deposit of one-third of expected revenue required 60 days prior to arrival.
Full payment due upon departure.
Check In: 4:00 p.m.
Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge; on property.
Baggage: $8.00 per person (round trip) (optional).
Highlights: The Governor’s Inn has 200 guest rooms with double beds. Non-smoking and
handicapped accessible rooms are available. Continental breakfast included. The Governor’s Inn
is the most economical choice for groups and families vacationing on-site and it’s just a short stroll
from the Historic Area and Merchants Square, the area’s premier shopping venue. Hotel shuttle
service is available to and from the Visitor Center complex and the Historic Area. With attractive
accommodations, an outdoor pool, and all the amenities of the nearby Woodlands Hotel & Suites,
the Governor’s Inn provides extraordinary value for guests.
Contact: Colonial Williamsburg Conference and Group Sales Department, Post Office
Box 1776,Williamsburg,Virginia 23187-1776 • www.ColonialWilliamsburgMeetings.com
Adult Tours Contact: Gloria Parker gparker@cwf.org • Toll-free 888-293-5627 (Nationwide)
Fax 757-565-8905 • Student Tours Contact: Portia Robinson probinson@cwf.org
Toll-free 800-228-8878 (Nationwide) • Fax 757-220-7708




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                                 Great Wolf Lodge
                                 Operating Season: Year-round
                                 Location: See Map B8 • 549 East Rochambeau Drive.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 group rates are based on availability. Net group rates are based
                                                   on 10 suites or more. Rates include admission to Bear Track Landing,
                                                   Virginia’s Premier Indoor Waterpark Resort.
                                 Payment: Deposit Required.
                                 Check In: 4:00 p.m. Registered guests may enjoy the waterpark at 1:00 p.m.
                                 Check Out: 11:00 a.m. Registered guests may enjoy the waterpark thru 10:00 p.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Baggage: $4.00 per person, roundtrip (optional).
                                 Highlights: Great Wolf Lodge the Premier Award Winning full-service family destination resort
                                 designed to capture the atmosphere and adventure of the Northwoods. Amenities include: 405
                                 family-sized suites; a 79,000 square-foot indoor entertainment area featuring a grand-scale indoor
                                 waterpark with 8 waterslides and gigantic wavepool and a new flow rider, a spacious outdoor
                                 activity pool;Aveda Concept Full Service Spa and Salon; a casual themed family restaurant and bar;
                                 a Starbucks Café and Confectionary; in-park snack bar; a large gift shop; 100 game Northern Lights
                                 Arcade. Our Family Suite offers 2 queen size beds, double sleeper sofa, refrigerator, microwave,
                                 coffeemaker, hairdryers, iron, ironing board and in-room safes with up to 6 indoor waterpark passes
                                 per room. Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg is located minutes from Busch Gardens and the historic
                                 area of Colonial Williamsburg. A weatherproof, 84 degree experience that’s 100% fun!
                                 Meals: Our popular student menus include everything from pizza parties to full breakfast buffets.
                                 Private banquet rooms are available for groups of 25 or more. Smaller groups can dine in Loose
                                 Moose Cottage or Camp Critter Grille.
                                 Contact: Cathy Chaplain, Director of Sales, Great Wolf Lodge, 549 East Rochambeau Drive,
                                 Williamsburg,Virginia 23188 • Direct Line 757-345-7123 • Lodge Line 757-229-9700
                                 Fax 757-229-9780 • cchaplain@greatwolf.com • www.greatwolf.com




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Hampton Inn & Suites Historic
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map D22 • 911 Capitol Landing Road
Rate Information: 2008 rate ranges based on 1-4 person occupancy.
                  Queen/queen Rooms: $69 - $159
                  Studio suites w/sofabed: $89 - $209

Acceptable forms of Payment: All major credit cards
Check In: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
Motor Coach Parking Information: Ample, free. Hotel canopy is 12’13”
Baggage: $6 p/p round trip
Highlights: Less than a mile from the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg, the new hotel opened
in August 2006 and offers all the best from Hampton Inn. 109 rooms and suites feature the new
“Cloud Nine” bedding, pillow-top mattresses and comfy duvets. All rooms have a microwave and
refrigerator, voice mail, free internet access, coffee-makers and personal in-room safes.
Hotel amenities include interior corridors, a beautiful atrium pool and whirlpool area, a fitness
room, 24 hour business center and snack and sundries shop. Function room for informal gatherings
or catered events. Guest laundry and valet service available. Hotel accepts student and adult groups.
Sample itineraries and packages upon request.
Meals: 6am – 10am. Complimentary “On the House” Breakfast is an expanded continental with a
hot item each morning.
Handicap Access: ADA compliant, roll-in showers in handicapped accessible rooms and suites
Contact Information: Group Department, 911 Capitol Landing Road Williamsburg,VA 23185
Phone 757-941-1771 • Toll-free 866-349-8121 • Fax 757-941-1778 • Email: Tina_Mills@hilton.com




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                                 Hampton Inn & Suites
                                 Richmond Road
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map C9 • 1880 Richmond Road, Route 60.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 rate ranges based on 1-4 person occupancy.
                                                   Queen.queen Rooms: $119.00 – $169.00
                                                   Off Season: $59.00 – $129.00
                                                   Studio suites with sofa bed: $79.00 – $225.00
                                                   Rates include a complimentary deluxe hot breakfast buffet.
                                 Payment: Deposit required. Full payment due upon arrival.
                                 Check In: 3:00 p.m.
                                 Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Baggage: $3.50 per person, round trip.
                                 Highlights: The Hampton Inn & Suites offers 76 interior corridor double/king rooms and 24 deluxe
                                 suites with separate bedroom, living room, and full kitchen. Each room features a 25" remote cable
                                 TV with HBO, data port phone with voice mail, free wireless Internet,AM/FM clock radio, iron and
                                 ironing board. All rooms have a micro fridge. Suites feature bedroom with 2 double beds or 1 king
                                 bed, two 25" TV’s with HBO and VCP. Other amenities include an indoor pool, exercise room, gift
                                 shop, and guest laundry. We are centrally located to all major attractions ... 2 miles to Colonial
                                 Williamsburg, 2 miles to the College of William & Mary, 3 miles to the Williamsburg Pottery Factory
                                 and outlet mall shopping, and 6 miles to Busch Gardens Europe/Water Country USA. Several major
                                 restaurants are within easy walking distance.
                                 Contact: Director of Sales, Hampton Inn & Suites Historic Area, 1880 Richmond Road,Williamsburg,
                                 Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-229-4900 • Toll-free 800-346-3055 • Fax 757-229-4800
                                 wbgrr_hampton_suites@hilton.com • www.HolidayInn.com/wbg.downtown




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Hilton Garden Inn Williamsburg
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map C10 • 1624 Richmond Road, Route 60.
Rate Information: 2008 rate ranges based on up to two guests per room.
                  January 1 - December 31:
                  All rooms:$79.00 – $199.00
                  All suites: $109.00 – $209.00
                  Add current 10% room and sales tax to above rates plus $2.00 per room per
                  night occupancy tax. Special events excluded. Rates and availability subject
                  to change. Please call for a competitive quote.
Payment: Deposit required. Full payment due upon arrival.
Check In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 12:00 noon.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
Baggage: $5.00 per person, round-trip (optional).
Highlights: 24-hour indoor pool with whirlpool, fitness center, and 24-hour Business Center.
119 new oversized guest rooms, including 17 suites. Each room has a hair dryer, iron and ironing
board, refrigerator, coffee maker with free coffee and teas, microwave, oversized work desk with
adjustable chairs, printer on access, two phones each with two lines and data port access. Enjoy
the comfort of our new elegantly appointed select king rooms featuring our new Garden Sleep
System. Select rooms also feature 26" HDTV, a large work area equipped with oversize desk, and
Herman Miller Ergonomic desk chair. Complimentary high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms
and meeting rooms as well as wireless Internet.
Handicap Access: Six rooms – three with roll-in showers.
Meals: Daily breakfast available 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Private function room with in-house catering
and sales staff for any food/meeting event. Menus and price quotes available upon request.
Contact: Sales Department or General Manager, both on property located at 1624 Richmond Rd,
Williamsburg,Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-253-9400 • Toll-free 877-609-9400 • Direct 757-941-1803
Fax 757-253-8600 • phfwh-salesadm@hilton.com • www.williamsburg.gardeninn.com



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                                 Holiday Inn Downtown
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map E22 • 814 Capitol Landing Road. 1/ 2 mile from the Historic Area.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 rates based on 1- 4 person occupancy. Seasonal rate range:
                                                   $49.00 – $139.00 Customized packages available. Rates exclude holidays
                                                   and /or special events.
                                 Payment: Deposit required.
                                 Check In: 4:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 noon. Handicap Access: Rooms available.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge. Baggage: Optional. $4.00 per person, round trip.
                                 Highlights: The recently refurbished Holiday Inn Downtown is the ideal tour group host hotel!
                                 Our location provides easy access to all area attractions as we are only 1 ⁄ 2 mile from the historic
                                 area of Colonial Williamsburg, 31⁄2 miles from Busch Gardens Europe and 8 miles from the
                                 Williamsburg Pottery Factory. The scenic Colonial Parkway is adjacent to the hotel and provides
                                 convenient access to Jamestown and Yorktown.
                                 At the Holiday Inn Downtown your group will find there is plenty to keep them entertained even on
                                 a rainy day! Our indoor recreation area features a huge, climate controlled swimming pool, a full-size
                                 shuffleboard, air hockey, foosball, putting green and video games. For those who need to maintain a
                                 workout routine, our fitness facility features cardiovascular equipment, and jacuzzi.
                                 We’ll be sure your trip is hassle-free by providing full-service amenities and catering facilities. EJ’s
                                 dining room seats up to 250 people and is available for private catering functions as are four
                                 additional banquet rooms with 4,500 square feet. Our on-site restaurant and lounge, Ledo Pizza®,
                                 serves Italian fare, including their unique gourmet pizza.
                                 Our commitment is to provide a warm and welcoming environment to our guests, representative
                                 of the charm and Southern hospitality that makes the Holiday Inn Downtown different from other
                                 Williamsburg area hotels.
                                 Lobby: Complimentary a.m. and p.m. refreshments daily.
                                 Contact: Group Sales, Holiday Inn Downtown, 814 Capitol Landing Road,Williamsburg,
                                 Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-229-4965 • Toll-free 800-368-0200 (Nationwide & Canada)
                                 Fax 757-565-4165 • henrypatel1@yahoo.com • www.hi-williamsburghotel.com
                                 www.holidayInn.com/Wbg.downtown

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Operating Season: Year-round
Location: See Map D10 • 1452 Richmond Road.
Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on 1-6 person occupancy.
                  $59.00 – $149.00 (king & double queen rooms).
                  Net rates based upon availability. 10 room minimum.
                  Add 10% sales tax and $2.00 tourism tax per room per night.
                  Rates include an extended continental breakfast.
                  Call for special events/holiday information, 800-535-2966.
Payment: Full payment due 14-30 days prior with rooming list, unless direct bill approved.
Check In: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out: 12:00 p.m.
Motorcoach Parking: Free of charge.
Baggage: $3.00 per person, round-trip.
Highlights: The only Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Williamsburg features 93 tastefully
decorated rooms and suites (56 rooms and 37 suites) all opening off of interior corridors. These
spacious accommodations include a coffee maker, mini-fridge, microwave, hair dryer, iron, ironing
board and provides plenty of space for your clients to relax after a full day of touring. Additional
amenities include an indoor pool and exercise room to relieve the tensions of the day. An extended
continental breakfast is also included. The hotel is conveniently located near Colonial Williamsburg,
Busch Gardens Europe, Jamestown,Yorktown,Water Country USA, theatres and shopping. Here, in
historic Williamsburg, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is the smart choice for your group travelers.
Contact: LTD Hotel Management Group Sales Office, 1133 Executive Boulevard, Chesapeake,
Virginia 23320 • Phone 757-213-0110 • Toll-free 800-535-2966 • Fax 757-213-0118
www.ltdmanagement.com




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                                 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Gateway
                                 New Luxury in a 300-year-old town
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map D14 • 515 Bypass Road (Route 60)
                                 Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on
                                                   1 - 4 persons per room • 1 – 6 persons per suite
                                                   In Season: Standard: $109.00 – $169.00 / Suites: $159.00 – $359.00
                                                   Off Season: Standard: $69.00 – $129.00 / Suites: $79.00 – $209.00
                                 Payment: Advanced deposit required.
                                 Check In: 4:00 p.m.
                                 Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Baggage: $4.00 per person, round trip.
                                 Highlights: This brand new full-service upscale hotel has everything you need for a business trip
                                 or just relaxation. We offer a unique combination of 96 well-appointed guestrooms and suites.
                                 All rooms feature an executive-size workspace with data port, wireless Internet and/or high-speed
                                 access, 30" televisions with premium cable channels, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker with
                                 coffee, full-size iron and ironing board, hair dryer and a complimentary newspaper will be waiting
                                 for you at the Front Desk.
                                 Here at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Gateway, we take great pride in our friendly service,
                                 fine cuisine, and refreshing beverages served in our restaurant, lounge and room service. As a
                                 hotel guest, you will appreciate our complimentary business center, fitness room, heated indoor
                                 pool and hot tub to relax by after a busy day. With 3,640 square feet of flexible meeting/banquet
                                 space, we are available for seminars, small conventions and special events. Let our experienced
                                 catering staff assist you with your planning. So please keep us in mind for those important and
                                 special events.
                                 Enjoy the convenience of our location to nearby attractions, shopping and a variety of restaurants
                                 within walking distance.
                                 Contact: Group Sales, 515 Bypass Road,Williamsburg,VA 23185 • Phone 757-229-9990
                                 Fax 757-229-8889 • cmcnulty@hmphotels.com • www.hmphotels.com


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Holiday Inn – Patriot
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map C9 • 3032 Richmond Road.
Rate Information: 2008 rate ranges based on single, double, triple, and quad occupancy.
                  Jan.1 - Mar.31      $69.00 –         $89.00
                  April 1 - June 19   $79.00 –         $119.00
                  June 20 - Aug.23    $99.00 –         $129.00
                  Aug.24 - Oct.31     $79.00 –         $119.00
                  Nov.1 - Dec.31      $69.00 –         $89.00
Rates subject to appropriate sales tax. Net non-commissionable rates, 10-room minimum required.
Based upon availability.
Payment: Deposit of $200 is due within thirty days of booking rooms. Balance due in full 14
days prior to arrival. Other terms available upon approval.
Check In: 4:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, well-lit, free of charge.
Baggage: Optional.
Highlights: The Holiday Inn-Patriot features 160 newly renovated spacious guest rooms, with iron,
ironing board, hair dryers and coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves, wireless high-speed Internet
access available, color TV’s,AM/FM clock radios, HBO, or individual heat /air conditioning in each
room. For recreation, we offer a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center,
game room, picnic tables and jungle gym. Dine in our Plantation Dining Room or the Back 9 Bar
& Grille with weekend live music. Golf privileges are available at 11 championship courses nearby
including Ford’s Colony, the Colonial Golf Course, and Stonehouse. Meeting, banquet, and conference
facilities for up to 700 people. Centrally located 2 1/2 miles from Colonial Williamsburg and the
College of William & Mary, and 6 miles from Busch Gardens Europe. All indoor corridors,
sprinkler system, 80% of guest rooms are non-smoking, student meals /activities, theme dinners,
and special tour menus available.
Handicap Access: Accessible guest rooms for the physically challenged. Meets ADA requirements.
Contact: Sales Office, Holiday Inn-Patriot, 3032 Richmond Road,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185
Phone 757-565-2600 • Toll-free 800-446-6001 • Fax 757-564-9738 • Ahhosp@HIPatriot.com
www.hipatriot.com
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                                 Homewood Suites by Hilton
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map C15 • 601 Bypass Road, US Route 60.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 rate ranges based on single/double occupancy.
                                                   One-bedroom suites: $99.00 – $299.00
                                                   Two-bedroom suites: $169.00 – $399.00
                                                   Rates exclude holidays and/or special events.
                                 Payment: Deposit required.
                                 Check In: 4:00 p.m.
                                 Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, reserved and free of charge.
                                 Baggage: $4.00 per person, round trip.
                                 Highlights: This all-suite hotel offers both 1-and 2-bedroom suites with queen and king size beds,
                                 uniquely sleeping up to 8 people. Each suite boasts a fully equipped kitchen, range, microwave,
                                 dishwasher, refrigerator, and in-room coffee/tea service; two or three 25"-27" color televisions with
                                 DVD player; sleeper sofa and lounge chair; iron and ironing board; 2 or 3 multi-line telephones
                                 with data-ports, voice-mail,AT&T long distance and complimentary high-speed Internet access.
                                 On property, guests enjoy a modern fitness facility; 24-hour ‘suite shop’ with videos; large indoor
                                 climate control pool with outside veranda; gas barbecues and picnic area; and summer shuttle
                                 every hour. Join us daily for a complimentary “Suite Start” breakfast and a “Welcome Home”
                                 reception Monday through Thursday evenings. Meeting facilities are also available.
                                 Homewood Suites by Hilton is conveniently located in the center of all Williamsburg attractions.
                                 Just under 1 mile to the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg, Merchants Square, and the College
                                 of William and Mary; only 3-5 miles to the Pottery Factory, Busch Gardens,Water Country, and Prime
                                 Outlets; and within minutes of Jamestown,Yorktown, and Historic Plantation row.
                                 Contact: Sales Office, 601 Bypass Road, US Route 60,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185
                                 Phone 757-259-1199 • wbghw_ds@hilton.com • www.homewoodsuites.com




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La Quinta Inn
Historic Williamsburg
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map C13 • 119 Bypass Road.
Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on single/double occupancy.
                  $39.00 – $99.00
                  Some holidays/special events excluded.
Payment: Deposit required. Full payment due upon arrival.
Check In: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out: 12:00 noon.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
Baggage: $3.00 per bag, round trip (optional).
Highlights: The LaQuinta Inn Historic Williamsburg is a three-diamond AAA rated 131-room
property that is perfect for accommodating any tour group wanting comfort and modern amenities.
We offer Simmons Beautyrest Plush pillow top beds,Waterpick Massage Showerheads, luxurious
linens, a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast including hot waffles, sausage biscuits,
hot and cold cereals, fruit and much more, On Demand movies and video games, premium cable
channels, complimentary high-speed Internet, voicemail, iron, ironing boards, hairdryers, a sparkling
outdoor pool, and a seasoned friendly staff. La Quinta: Spanish for “Wake up on the bright side.”
La Quinta Inn Historic Williamsburg is conveniently located less than one mile from the
historic area of Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary, and within 5 miles of
Busch Gardens Europe, the Williamsburg Pottery Factory, and all outlet stores for the shoppers
at heart! We are also adjacent to several restaurants including Pizzeria Uno, Cracker Barrel, Golden
Corral Buffet, Mirabella’s Italian Restaurant, Peking Chinese Buffet and many more!
Handicap Access: Rooms available.
Contact: La Quinta Inn Historic Williamsburg, 119 Bypass Road,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185
Phone 757-253-1663 • Toll-free 800-283-1663 (Nationwide and Canada) • Fax 757-220-9117
lg0268gm@laquinta.com • https://268.lq.com




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                                 Marriott Hotel – Williamsburg
                                 Operating Season: Year-round hotel and recreation facility.
                                 Location: See Map M27 • 50 Kingsmill Road.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on single/double occupancy.
                                                   $99.00 – $179.00
                                                   Net non-commissionable rates.
                                 Payment: Advance deposit required. Full payment due upon departure.
                                 Check In: 4:00 p.m.
                                 Check Out: 12:00 noon.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Baggage: $4.00 per person, round trip.
                                 Highlights: Indoor and outdoor pool, full health club with jacuzzi, tennis, and spacious sleeping
                                 rooms. Harvest Grille serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Banquet facilities and group menus
                                 available. Nightly games in Pitchers. Williamsburg Cafe Food Court. 100% of our guest rooms are
                                 smoke-free. Guest rooms include iron and ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, cable TV and
                                 remote, on command movies, voice mail, and express check–in and check–out.
                                 Contact: Sales Department,The Williamsburg Marriott, 50 Kingsmill Road,Williamsburg,Virginia
                                 23185 • Phone 757-220-2500 • Fax 757-253-0541 • swozniak@marriottsales.com
                                 www.williamsburgmarriott.com




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Quality Inn Historic
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map D16 • 600 Bypass Road.
Rate Information: 2008 rate ranges based on up to two guests per room.
                  All rooms
                  January 1 – December 31, 2008, $59.00 – $149.00
                     Add current 10% room and sales tax to above rate plus $2.00 per room
                     per night occupancy tax. Special events excluded. Rates and availability
                     subject to change. Please call for a competitive quote.
Payment: Deposit required. Full payment due upon arrival.
Check In: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
Motorcoach parking: Ample, free of charge.
Baggage: $6.00 per person, round trip (optional).
Highlights: 143 newly renovated interior corridor king, double and handicapped accessible guest
rooms. Each room has a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, coffee maker with free coffee and teas,
work desk. Complimentary high–speed wireless Internet access in all guest rooms and hotel.
Hotel features a game room, outdoor swimming pool that is open from 7:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
and on site guest laundry. Our property is rated 3 diamonds by AAA.
Complimentary Continental Breakfast included in rate.
Adult, Senior and Student Groups welcomed.
Meals: On site Restaurant open for continental breakfast from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Contact: Sales Department at 600 Bypass Road,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185
Phone 757-220-2800 ext.7602 • Toll-free 866-813-4367 • Fax 757-220-8986
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                                 Quality Inn at Kingsmill
                                 (1 Mile from Busch Gardens Europe)
                                 Operating Season: Open year-round.
                                 Location: See Map M26 • 480 McLaws Circle (in Busch Corporate Center).
                                 Rate Information: 2008
                                                   Off Season: $37.00 – $42.00 (November, December, January, February)
                                                   Shoulder Season: $42.00 – $79.00 (March,April, May, September, October)
                                                   In Season: $79.00 – $110.00 (June, July,August)
                                                      Rates exclude holidays and/or special events.
                                 Payment: Deposit required. Full payment due upon arrival.
                                 Complimentary Room Policy: One room for every 20 booked.
                                 Check In: After 3:00 p.m. in season, 12:00 noon off season.
                                 Check Out: 12:00 noon.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Baggage: $3.00 per person, round trip.
                                 Highlights: Indoor heated pool. Interior corridors. AAA three-diamond facility. Deluxe
                                 continental breakfast. Quality Inn’s 111 rooms are fresh and inviting. Recently refurbished rooms
                                 with individually controlled A/C and heat, remote control color cable TV w/HBO and alarm clocks.
                                 Located 1 mile from Busch Gardens Europe/Water Country USA and just 2 miles from the historic
                                 area of Historic Colonial Williamsburg. Several golf courses nearby. Easy access to several shopping
                                 outlets including the Williamsburg Pottery. Within minutes of the College of William & Mary,
                                 Jamestown, and Yorktown.
                                 Deluxe Rooms: Available for Tour Leaders.
                                 Handicap Access: 5 king handicapped rooms available.
                                 Contact: Sales Office, Quality Inn at Kingsmill, 480 McLaws Circle,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185
                                 Phone 757-220-1100 • Toll-free 800-296-4667 • Fax 757-564-0386 • www.choicehotels.com
                                 qiksales@widowmaker.com




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Quality Suites Williamsburg
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map D11 • 1406 Richmond Road, Route 60.
Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on double occupancy.
                  $59.00 – $159.00
                  Net rates based upon availability. 10 room minimum. Add 10% to rate
                  for sales tax, plus a $2.00 tourism tax per room per night. Rates include
                  complimentary hot buffet breakfast. Call for special event/holiday
                  information, 800-535-2966.
Payment: Full payment due 14-30 days prior with rooming list, unless direct bill approved.
Check In: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
Motorcoach Parking: Free of charge.
Baggage: $3.00 per person, round trip.
Highlights: Recipient of Choice Hotel’s Gold Award for Excellence. 100% satisfaction
guaranteed. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Quality Suites offers 118 spacious two-room
suites equipped with microwave, refrigerator, iron & ironing board, in-room coffee maker, hairdryer,
mini-stereo, and two color TVs with HBO. Additional hotel amenities include a guest laundry facility,
game room, indoor pool, fitness room, complimentary hot buffet breakfast and complimentary
wireless high-speed Internet access throughout hotel. Within easy walking distance of favorite
area restaurants and specialty shops, 1 mile to Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William &
Mary. Convenient to Busch Gardens Europe and Water Country USA, championship golf courses
and outlet shopping.
Handicap Access: Standard rooms include king bed and roll-in shower.
Contact: LTD Hotel Management Group Sales Office, 1133 Executive Boulevard, Chesapeake,
Virginia 23320 • Phone 757-213-0110 • Toll-free 800-535-2966 • Fax 757-213-0118
www.ltdmanagement.com




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                                 Ramada 1776
                                 Historic Williamsburg
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map C15 • 725 Bypass Road.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on single and/or double occupancy.
                                                   $69.00 – $99.00
                                                   Customized package plans are available.
                                                   Please call for specific rate information.
                                 Payment: Advance deposit required. Full payment 14 days prior to arrival.
                                 Check In: 4:00 p.m.
                                 Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Baggage: $3.00 per person, round trip (optional).
                                 Highlights: This full-service, two-diamond AAA, colonial-style hotel is located on 12 acres of
                                 beautifully landscaped property, less than a mile from the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg
                                 and the College of William & Mary, 5 miles from Busch Gardens Europe, the Williamsburg Pottery,
                                 Prime Outlets at Williamsburg, and the Williamsburg Outlet Mall. Adult groups are given a
                                 complimentary welcome reception. In our own “The Tavern at 1776,” we feature a full breakfast,
                                 dinner menu and room service. Relax in our lounge or get excited in one of Williamsburg’s largest
                                 game room’s featuring the newest in video games. In–room amenities include coffee makers, hair
                                 dryers, irons, ironing boards and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.
                                 Special Events: Pig Pickin’s, Pool Parties, Ghost Tours, Game Premieres, and Beach Music Nights.
                                 We will gladly arrange a private party for you. (Minimum of 40 people required.)
                                 Handicap Access: Rooms available.
                                 Contact: Sales Office, Ramada 1776 Historic Williamsburg, 725 Bypass Road,Williamsburg,Virginia
                                 23185 • Toll–free 800-446-2848 • Fax 757-220-8961 • tleach@ramadainn1776.com
                                 www.ramadainn1776.com




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Residence Inn
by Marriott Williamsburg
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map C10 • 1648 Richmond Road, Route 60 West.
Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on single/double occupancy.
                  $79.00 – $299.00. (One– and two–bedroom suites.)
                  Net rates based upon availability. 10 room minimum. Add 10% sales tax and
                  $2.00 tourism tax per room per night. Rates include complimentary breakfast
                  and a welcome reception for guests between 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Call for
                  special event/holiday information, 800-535-2966.
Payment: Full payment due 14 to 30 days prior with rooming list, unless direct bill approved.
Check In: 4:00 p.m.
Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
Motorcoach Parking: Free of charge.
Baggage: $3.00 per person, round-trip.
Highlights: Residence Inn by Marriott features 108 versatile suites opening off interior corridors,
each with separate living and sleeping areas. Our spacious accommodations also include a fully
equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. Residence Inn provides plenty of
space for your clients to relax after a full day of touring. An outdoor pool to keep cool, hot tub to
melt tensions away, recreational facility with tennis and basketball, or an exercise room to release
energy. There is even a barbecue area for special group gatherings. Additional amenities include
complimentary hot breakfast served daily, evening socials (Mon.-Thurs.), and weekly BBQ.
Residence Inn is centrally located in the heart of Williamsburg, close to Colonial Williamsburg,
Busch Gardens Europe, Jamestown,Yorktown,Water Country USA, theatres, and shopping. Here, in
the heart of Williamsburg, people away from home will relax and feel that they have all of the com-
forts of home. Pets welcome!
Contact: LTD Hotel Management Group Sales Office, 1133 Executive Boulevard, Chesapeake,
Virginia 23320 • Phone 757-213-0110 • Toll-free 800-535-2966 • Fax 757-213-0118
www.ltdmanagement.com




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                                 SpringHill Suites
                                 by Marriott Williamsburg
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map C10 • 1644 Richmond Road, Route 60 West.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on 1-6 persons per suite.
                                                   $59.00 – $159.00. (King and double queen suites). Net rates based upon
                                                   availability. 10 room minimum. Add 10% sales tax and $2.00 tourism tax
                                                   per room per night. Rates include a complimentary hot breakfast. Call for
                                                   special event/holiday information, 800-535-2966.
                                 Payment: Full payment due 14 to 30 days prior with rooming list, unless direct bill approved.
                                 Check In: 4:00 p.m.
                                 Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Free of charge.
                                 Baggage: $3.00 per person, round-trip.
                                 Highlights: SpringHill Suites is Marriott’s solution for travelers who desire more room to stretch
                                 out and relax. This all-suite hotel features 120 tastefully decorated suites all opening off of interior
                                 corridors and each with separate eating, relaxing, and sleeping areas. These spacious accommoda-
                                 tions also include a pantry area with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and sink. SpringHill
                                 Suites are 25% larger than standard hotel rooms and provide ample space for your guests to relax
                                 after a full day of touring. Amenities include access to a barbecue area for group gatherings, and an
                                 indoor pool, hot tub and exercise room to relieve the tensions of the day. A hot buffet breakfast is
                                 also included. SpringHill Suites is conveniently located near the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg,
                                 Busch Gardens Europe, Jamestown,Yorktown,Water Country USA, theatres, and shopping. Here, in
                                 historic Williamsburg, SpringHill Suites is the smart choice for your group travelers.
                                 Contact: LTD Hotel Management Group Sales Office, 1133 Executive Boulevard,
                                 Chesapeake,Virginia 23320 • Phone 757-213-0110 • Toll-free 800-535-2966 • Fax 757-213-0118
                                 www.ltdmanagement.com




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Williamsburg Hospitality House
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map G13 • 415 Richmond Road.
Rate Information: 2008 rate range based on single/double occupancy.
                  $79.00 – $149.00
                  Commissionable rates available.
                  Customized packages created. Please call for rate quotes.
Payment: Deposit required. Full payment due 10 days prior to arrival.
Check In: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
Baggage: $4.00 per person, round-trip.
Highlights: Elegant hotel located 2 blocks from the Historic Area and across from Zable Stadium
at the College of William & Mary. Easy walking distance to unique shopping and dining venues.
The 19th century-style building surrounds an enchanting brick courtyard adorned with flowering
trees and umbrella shaded tables. 296 spacious guestrooms, including 11 luxurious suites all open
to the interior of the hotel. All rooms equipped with iron & ironing board, hair dryer, coffee
maker, data port phones with voice mail, wireless Internet, cable TV & movies,AM/FM clock radio,
electronic key locks, individual climate control and double vanity bathrooms. Hotel amenities
include an outdoor pool, game room, fitness center, gift shop and two restaurants - Papillon and
the 415 Grill. Complimentary parking in any of the four underground garages or outside parking
for larger vehicles and buses. Conference and banquet facilities for groups of 10 to 500.
Contact: Group Sales,Williamsburg Hospitality House, 415 Richmond Road,Williamsburg,Virginia
23185 • Phone 757-229-4020 • Toll-free 800-522-2063 • Fax 757-229-9557
sales@williamsburghosphouse.com • www.williamsburghosphouse.com




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                                 Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites
                                 The Resort Collection of Colonial Williamsburg
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map E17 • The Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites is located immediately
                                 adjacent to the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center and the Group Tour Arrivals Building.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 rate range $89.00 – $195.00
                                                   Rates vary by season and room type, are subject to availability,
                                                   and can change without notice.
                                 Payment: $500 deposit required per group 30 days following receipt of confirmation.
                                 A second deposit of one-third of expected revenue required 60 days prior to arrival.
                                 Full payment due upon departure.
                                 Check In: 4:00 p.m.
                                 Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, on property.
                                 Baggage: $8.00 per person, (round-trip) (optional).
                                 Highlights: The 300-room hotel features 96 two-room suites and 204 standard guest rooms.
                                 Continental breakfast included. Spaciously designed for extra comfort, each room overlooks a
                                 beautifully landscaped wooded setting. Only a short distance from the Historic Area, this casual
                                 retreat, a favorite for groups and families alike, features a casual restaurant, Huzzah!, two swimming
                                 pools, 18-hole miniature golf course, shuffleboard, horseshoes, badminton and table tennis among
                                 its many amenities. Shuttle bus to and from Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area runs from the
                                 Visitor Center throughout the day.
                                 Contact: Colonial Williamsburg Conference and Group Sales Department, Post Office
                                 Box 1776,Williamsburg,Virginia 23187-1776 • www.ColonialWilliamsburgMeetings.com
                                 Adult Tours Contact: Gloria Parker gparker@cwf.org • Toll-free 888-293-5627 (Nationwide)
                                 Fax 757-565-8905 • Student Tours Contact: Portia Robinson probinson@cwf.org
                                 Toll-free 800-228-8878 (Nationwide) • Fax 757-220-7708




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Operating Season: Year-round. Open daily. Hours vary seasonally.
Encompassing 301 acres, Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area presents 18th-century Williamsburg
on the eve of the American Revolution.Throughout the city, an engaging mix of sights, sounds and
activities help guests reconnect with America’s past and become active participants in 18th-century
life.The engaging and interactive two-hour drama, Revolutionary City™, allows guests to follow their
Revolutionary forebears’ transition from subjects to citizens and to make connections between
those Revolutionary changes and the issues facing citizens today.
“Nation Builders” explores the lives of America’s founders — not just the well-known such as
George Washington,Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry, but also the lesser-known citizens and
individuals who quietly built a new nation as they went about their daily lives. Guests experience
the Collapse of Royal Government in the Revolutionary City as colonial outrage turned loyal sub-
jects against their king and sparked revolutionary ideas that divided loyalties — even within families
— and compelled Williamsburg residents to choose between monarchy and self-government.
Rumors of war crimes headline “Citizens At War” — the second episode of Revolutionary City.With
independence declared, but far from achieved, residents of war-torn Williamsburg faced a new set
of concerns. Slaves considered the uncertain promise of freedom if they would flee their patriot
masters and join the British. Citizens strive to survive the ravages of war and a British occupation
of their city, and then finally celebrate Gen.Washington’s advance on nearby Yorktown.
As the sun sets, the evening presents new opportunities for guests to continue the Revolutionary
activities. Revolutionary City After Dark presents “The Gunpowder Plot,” an opportunity for guests
to explore the royal governor’s secret plan to leave the colony defenseless and the angry response
to his action, and “A Capitol Ball” — an evening of music, dance and revelry celebrating the arrival
of Lady Dunmore set against a backdrop of political intrigue. Revolutionary City After Dark events
require a separate ticket.
Historic trade demonstrations, dramatic vignettes, interactive programs and encounters with
“People of the Past” take place in exhibition sites and historic trade shops throughout the Historic
Area. Homes, public buildings and shops are furnished with objects from Colonial Williamsburg’s
extensive collection of English and American antiques and reproductions made by Colonial
Williamsburg tradespeople.
Contact: Colonial Williamsburg Conference and Group Sales Department, Post Office Box 1776,
Williamsburg,VA 23187-1776 • www.ColonialWilliamsburgMeetings.com • Adult Tours Contact:
Gloria Parker gparker@cwf.org • Toll-free 888-293-5627 (Nationwide) • Fax 757-565-8905
Student Tours Contact: Portia Robinson probinson@cwf.org • Toll-free 800-228-8878 (Nationwide)
Fax 757-220-7708



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                                 The Museums
                                 of Colonial Williamsburg
                                 Operating Season: Year-round. Open daily. Hours vary seasonally.
                                 Location: Entrance to the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg is through the Public Hospital of
                                 1773 on Francis Street between Nassau and South Henry streets and conveniently adjacent to
                                 Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area.
                                 The award-winning DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum houses the Foundation’s renowned
                                 collection of British and American decorative arts dating from 1600 through 1830.These include
                                 the world’s largest collection of Virginia furniture; one of the largest collections of Southern, British
                                 and American furniture; and the largest collection of English pottery outside England. Masterworks
                                 and period pieces acquired for Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area exhibition buildings bolster
                                 the museum’s holdings in furniture, metals, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, maps and textiles.
                                 The award-winning Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum the oldest institution in the United
                                 States dedicated solely to the collection and preservation of American folk art features paintings,
                                 whirligigs, weather vanes, carvings, toys, embroideries and other folk works representing many
                                 diverse cultural traditions and geographic regions. John D. Rockefeller Jr. established the museum
                                 in 1957 in honor of his wife Abby, who died in April 1958, and her love of folk art. Mrs. Rockefeller
                                 gave the core collection of 424 objects to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in 1939.
                                 Today the collection includes items dating from the 1720s to the present shown in 11 galleries
                                 constituting 10,400 square feet of exhibition space.
                                 While at the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, visit the café and museum store.
                                 Contact: Colonial Williamsburg Conference and Group Sales Department, Post Office
                                 Box 1776,Williamsburg,VA 23187-1776 • www.ColonialWilliamsburgMeetings.com
                                 Adult Tours Contact: Gloria Parker gparker@cwf.org • Toll-free 888-293-5627 (Nationwide)
                                 Fax 757-565-8905 • Student Tours Contact: Portia Robinson probinson@cwf.org
                                 Toll-free 800-228-8878 (Nationwide) • Fax 757-220-7708




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Colonial Williamsburg
Bassett Hall
Operating Season: Year-round. Open daily. Hours vary seasonally.
Location: Off Francis Street adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area.
Bassett Hall was the Williamsburg home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr. They acquired
the property in the late 1920s but did not move in until 1936 after the house was altered and
enlarged. A two-story 18th-century, frame house is set on a 585-acre tract of woodlands. The home
is decorated in the understated style fashionable before World War II and features an eclectic mix
of inherited possessions and Asian, English and American antiques as well as modern easy chairs
and beds. The home also reflects Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s interest in folk art, a medium that
she was among the first to collect.
Bassett Hall was built between 1753 and 1766 by Col. Philip Johnson. It was purchased circa 1800
by Burwell Bassett, Martha Washington’s nephew.The home’s name comes from his ownership,
which continued until 1839. Colonial Williamsburg acquired the property in 1979. Bassett Hall
recently received an extensive renovation that includes a new exhibition of the history of the
Rockefellers as well as an updated house tour using live interpreters, the reopening of the back
of the house (kitchen, pantry and caretakers’ quarters), conversion of the original kitchen to an
exhibition area and the re-creation of the gardens to their 1940s appearance with the addition of
ground cover and more than 5,000 new shrubs and trees.
This interpreter-led house tour is 30 minutes. For groups, please contact the National Sales office
to make special arrangements.Tour features the morning room, parlor, dining room, pantry, kitchen,
caretakers’ quarters, master and guest bedrooms and terrace. In addition to the teahouse and the
three outbuildings, the self-guided outdoor tour includes the Rockefellers’ extensive seasonal
gardens, the grand allee behind the teahouse and the surrounding grounds.
Contact: Colonial Williamsburg Conference and Group Sales Department, Post Office
Box 1776,Williamsburg,VA 23187-1776 • www.ColonialWilliamsburgMeetings.com
Adult Tours Contact: Gloria Parker gparker@cwf.org • Toll-free 888-293-5627 (Nationwide)
Fax 757-565-8905 • Student Tours Contact: Portia Robinson probinson@cwf.org
Toll-free 800-228-8878 (Nationwide) • Fax 757-220-7708




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                                 Colonial Williamsburg
                                 Tour Programs
                                 Operating Season: Year-round. Open daily. Hours vary seasonally.
                                 Location: See map H18 • Historic Area
                                 Highlights: Step into the past, join in the creation of a new nation, and be swept up in the daily
                                 life of a busy 18th-century city. Greet shopkeepers, slaves and out spoken patriots. Visit original
                                 and restored homes, public buildings and shops. Stroll more than 90 acres of landscaped gardens
                                 and courtyards. Have an authentic 18th-century meal in one of four historic dining taverns.
                                 Something to appeal to every interest.
                                 Rate Information: A variety of admission passes, audio tour and interpreter-led tour program
                                 options are available so that you can tailor your group’s visit to time available and areas of interest.
                                 For general information visit our website, or for more specific options, please contact our sales
                                 office listed below.
                                 Guided Tours: Morning and afternoon tours led by historic interpreters provide your clients
                                 with an array of different topics: an overview of 18th-century Williamsburg, African American life,
                                 family life, garden walks, military life, religion and women. Additional cost will apply. Please call
                                 for more information.
                                 Evening Colonial Performances: Just because the day is over doesn’t mean the fun is. There
                                 are parties to attend, songs to sing, dances to learn, debates to enter into, tours to take and, of
                                 course, food to enjoy. With plenty of revelry, reflection and recreation for everyone, nighttime is
                                 another special time for your clients to experience Colonial Williamsburg. Additional cost will
                                 apply. Please call for more information.
                                 For hotel guest, group and net rates, tavern and dining options, guides, evening performances,
                                 lodging, golf tee times and assistance with tour itineraries, please contact Conference and Group
                                 Sales listed below.
                                 Contact: Colonial Williamsburg Conference and Group Sales Department, Post Office
                                 Box 1776,Williamsburg,VA 23187-1776 • Gloria Parker gparker@cwf.org • Toll-free 888-293-5627
                                 (Nationwide) • Fax 757-565-8905 • www.ColonialWilliamsburgMeetings.com




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Student Educational Programs
of Colonial Williamsburg
Highlights: Study visits provide students with a thought-provoking overview of daily life before
and during the American Revolution. These visits incorporate teacher objectives with national and
state standards of learning. Your group will examine the social, political and economic changes that
took place during this important chapter in American history.
Education for Citizenship Study Visit (Length of Stay): These are special value and focus tickets
providing a tour with emphasis on Becoming Americans and Education for Citizenship, which
include an overview of Colonial Williamsburg as well as length-of-stay tickets including a six-hour
guided tour, admission to the exhibition buildings, colonial trade shops and colonial homes.
This ticket additionally includes the opportunity for your group to be admitted to the Governor’s
Palace or the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg (DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum,Abby
Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Bassett Hall)
Becoming Americans Study Visit: This single-day ticket provides a guided tour, admission to
the exhibition buildings, colonial trade shops and colonial homes. We offer several tours: two,
three and six hours. Pricing varies by season and visit length option. Call for current rates.
Single-Day Self-Guided Ticket: This special one-day Student Group Ticket provides admission
to the exhibition buildings, colonial trade shops and colonial homes. “Plus” version of ticket adds
access privilege to Governor’s Palace and Museums. Pricing varies by season and base or plus
version option. Call for details and current rates.
Please note: Additional charges may apply depending on program requests. Reservation and
deposit required.
Peak Season: March–December Non-Peak Season: January–February
Evening Colonial Performances: Your students can continue their America’s past through
engaging and entertaining evening activities. Bring the Historic Area to life by candlelight during
a walking tour of the city or engage your students in a debate on independence with three people
from the past in “Revolutionary Points of View.” Additional cost will apply. Reservation and
deposit required.
Contact: Colonial Williamsburg Student Tour Reservations, Post Office Box 1776,Williamsburg,VA
23187-1776 • Portia Robinson probinson@cwf.org • Toll-free 800-228-8878 (Nationwide)
Fax 757-220-7708 • www.ColonialWilliamsburg.com


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                                 Busch Gardens Europe
                                 Williamsburg Virginia
                                 Operating Season: Open late-March until late-October. Please call for the 2008 operating
                                 schedule or visit our web site at www.buschgardens.com.
                                 Location: See Map L30 • Busch Gardens Europe is located three miles east of Colonial Williamsburg.
                                 Rate Information: 2008 tour operator net rates available. Multi-day tickets to Busch Gardens
                                 Europe and Water Country USA are also available. Ask about our education, performance, scout
                                 and senior programs. Complimentary tickets for Motorcoach drivers. Please contact our sales
                                 office for more information.
                                 Payment: Cash, check or charge (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). Invoicing also
                                 available with prior approval. Identification required when paying by check.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, complimentary.
                                 Length of Tour: 6 - 8 hours; shorter programs available.
                                 Highlights: Voted the world’s “Most Beautiful Theme Park” for 16 consecutive years, Busch
                                 Gardens Europe combines 17th-century charm with 21st-century technology to create the
                                 ultimate family experience. Situated on 100 action-packed acres, Busch Gardens boasts more than
                                 50 thrilling rides and attractions, nine main stage shows, a wide variety of award-winning cuisine
                                 and world-class shops. Busch Gardens Europe took roller coaster design to bold new heights in
                                 2007 with the debut of the world’s tallest and first floorless dive coaster, Griffon. Carrying riders
                                 up a record-breaking 205 feet, then hurtling them 90 degrees straight down at 75 mph, Griffon is
                                 the first dive coaster to incorporate two Immelmann loops (an inverse diving loop named for a
                                 WWI German fighter pilot). Griffon offers over-the-edge excitement on more than half a mile of
                                 steel track. Discover the worlds of Busch Gardens like never before.
                                 Busch Gardens offers school and youth groups a wide array of programs and performance
                                 opportunities that encourage and support hands-on learning and fun! From self-guided
                                 programs to high-energy presentations, the adventure park offers a wide range of educational
                                 topics in a variety of formats.
                                 Note: Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.
                                 Contact: Busch Gardens Europe, One Busch Gardens Boulevard,Williamsburg,Virginia 23187
                                 Toll-free 800-343-7946 • Bgw.groupsales@BuschGardens.com • www.BuschGardens.com/va


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Water Country USA
Williamsburg Virginia
Operating Season: Open weekends mid-May and mid-September, daily June through August.
Please call for the 2008 operating schedule or visit our web site at www.watercountryusa.com.
Location: See Map F29 • Water Country USA is located three miles west of Busch Gardens Europe
and Colonial Williamsburg.
Rate Information: 2008 tour operator net rates available. Multi-day tickets to Busch Gardens
Europe and Water Country USA are also available. Complimentary tickets for Motorcoach drivers.
Please contact your local sales office for more information.
Payments: Cash, check or charge (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).
Invoicing also available with prior approval. Identification required when paying by check.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, complimentary.
Length of Tour: 6-8 hours.
Highlights: Plunge into outrageous fun at the mid-Atlantic’s largest water play park,Water Country
USA. Featuring a 1950s and ‘60s surf-theme,Water Country USA offers families tons of summertime
fun with more than 30 slides, water rides and super soakin’ thrills. Hubba Hubba Highway is
Water Country USA’s radical river adventure. Guests can “cruise” down this free-floating expedition
through drenching coconuts and cool geysers. Cool cats and groovy gals also are invited to gear up
for high-speed toboggan racing aboard Meltdown. Or, racers can take a break and just soak up the
sun relaxing in one of nearly 2,000 lounge chairs.
Note: Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.
Contact: Water Country USA, One Busch Gardens Boulevard,Williamsburg,Virginia 23187
Toll-free 800-343-7946 • wcusa.groupsales@buschgardens.com • www.watercountryusa.com




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                                 Jamestown Settlement
                                                                          RATE INFORMATION 2008
                                                                                                               COMBINATION TICKET**
                                                  JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT                                  JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT & YORKTOWN
                                                                                                                 VICTORY CENTER
                                                    Adult       Youth/Student                         Adult        Youth/Student
                                  Retail Rate       $13.50      $6.25 (6-High School)                 $19.25       $9.25 (6-High School)
                                  Group Rate        $12.15      $6.00 (K-High School)*                $17.35       $8.50 (K-High School)*
                                  Tour Operator
                                  (Net Rate)        $10.80      $5.25 (K-High School)*                 $15.40       $7.50 (K-High School)*
                                                             **Combination ticket does not need to be used on the same day.



                                 Operating Season: Year-round. Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; until 6:00 p.m. June 15 – August
                                 15. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Location: See Map M8 • Adjacent to Historic
                                 Jamestowne, 10 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg.
                                 Guided Tours: Reservations are required. Adult guided tours are available for an additional $2.00
                                 per person, per museum. *Student guided and self-guided rates are the same for groups.
                                 Complimentary Policy/Payment: Tour escort and driver receive complimentary admission.
                                 Student groups are eligible for one complimentary chaperone admission for every 10 students.
                                 Cash, company check or pre-approved travel voucher. A group is 15 or more people with one
                                 form of payment.
                                 Handicap Access: The museums are wheelchair accessible with the exception of the Jamestown
                                 Settlement ships. Motorcoach Parking: Ample free parking is available for motorcoaches.
                                 Length of Tour: 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 hours.
                                 Highlights: Jamestown Settlement history museum explores the world of America’s first perma-
                                 nent English colony. New 30,000-square-foot exhibition galleries and an introductory film, 1607:
                                 A Nation Takes Root, trace Jamestown’s beginnings in England, the first century of the Virginia
                                 colony and describe the Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures that converged in 17th-centu-
                                 ry Virginia. Outdoors, historical interpreters depict 1600s life at outdoor re-creations of the colonists’
                                 fort, the three ships that arrived from England in 1607, a Powhatan Indian village and a riverfront
                                 discovery area. Gift shops and café located on museum premises.
                                 Contact: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Post Office Box 1607,Williamsburg,Virginia 23187-1607
                                 Group Reservations and Education Information, 757-253-4939 • Toll-free 888-868-7593
                                 Fax 757-253-4997 • group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov • Sales Manager 757-253-4113
                                 Toll-free 888-593-4682 • Fax 757-253-5299 • www.historyisfun.org

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Yorktown Victory Center
                                      RATE INFORMATION 2008
                                                                             COMBINATION TICKET**
             YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER                                       JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT &
                                                                          YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER
                 Adult      Youth/Student                        Adult         Youth/Student
 Retail Rate     $9.25      $5.00 (6-High School)                $19.25        $9.25 (6-12 )
 Group Rate      $8.35      $4.25 (K-High School)                $17.35        $8.50 (K-High School)
 Tour Operator
 (Net Rate)      $7.30      $4.25 (K-High School)                  $15.40       $7.50 (K-High School)
                         **Combination ticket does not need to be used on the same day.



Operating Season: Year-round. Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; until 6:00 p.m. June 15 - August
15. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Location: See Map C30. Near Yorktown Battlefield,
20 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg.
Guided Tours: Reservations are required. Adult guided tours are available for an additional $2.00
per person, per museum. Yorktown Victory Center student guided visits are $6.00 for groups and
$5.25 for tour operators.
Complimentary Policy/Payment: Tour escort and driver receive complimentary admission.
Student groups are eligible for one complimentary chaperone admission for every 10 students.
Cash, company check or pre-approved travel voucher. A group is 15 or more people with one
form of payment.
Handicap Access: The museums are wheelchair accessible. Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free
parking is available for motorcoaches. Length of Tour: 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours.
Highlights: The Yorktown Victory Center chronicles America’s struggle for independence from
the beginnings of colonial unrest to the formation of a new nation. A new Declaration of
Independence Gallery emphasizes the dramatic impact and relevance of
this historic document. Exhibits also provide eyewitness accounts of the American Revolution and
describe the convergence of forces on Yorktown in 1781 for the climactic military engagement
of the Revolution. Outdoors, historical interpreters engage visitors in everyday life during the
Revolutionary era. Muster with troops in a Continental Army encampment to experience a soldier’s
life and, on a re-created 1780s farm, help with chores such as weeding the garden and processing
flax. Gift shop located on museum premises.
Contact: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Post Office Box 1607,Williamsburg,Virginia 23187-1607
Group Reservations and Education Information, 757-253-4939 • Toll-free 888-868-7593
Fax 757-253-4997 • group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov • Sales Manager 757-253-4113
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                                 National Park Service
                                 (Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center)
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Historic Jamestowne Entrance Station and the Glasshouse
                                 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.;Visitor Center 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;
                                 Yorktown Visitor Center : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
                                 Location: See Map M9 and C30 • Historic Jamestowne is located 10 minutes west and Yorktown
                                 is 15 minutes east of Williamsburg via the scenic Colonial Parkway.
                                 Rates: Commercial tour fees are charged at Historic Jamestowne and the Yorktown Battlefield.
                                 Fees are based on standardized vehicle capacity as follows:
                                         $25.00 (1-6 passenger capacity vehicle), plus $10.00 per passenger.
                                         $40.00 (7-25 passenger capacity vehicle)
                                         $100.00 (26 and over passenger capacity vehicle)
                                 Payment: Cash, charge, or company check. Educational groups may qualify for a fee waiver.
                                 Contact the Interpretive Program Coordinator for more information (see below).
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Length of tour: 3 hours recommended at each site.
                                 Highlights: At the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center see the multi-media orientation program and
                                 browse the museum of 17th-century Jamestown artifacts at the Archaearium. Join a park ranger for a
                                 tour of the original townsite and observe archaeologists as they excavate remains of the first fort and
                                 other buildings. Watch as costumed craftsmen demonstrate the 17th-century art of glassblowing.
                                 At the Yorktown Visitor Center see the 16-minute film,“Siege at Yorktown,” and browse the museum
                                 of Revolutionary War artifacts. Join a park ranger for a guided tour of the battlefield where American
                                 independence was won. Drive to some of the key spots on the battlefield to see where events of
                                 the siege and surrender took place. Reserved programs are available at both sites for a small fee.
                                 Explore the town of York with its many shops and historic buildings.
                                 Contact: Colonial National Historical Park, Post Office Box 210,Yorktown,Virginia 23690
                                 Phone 757-898-2410 • mike_litterst@nps.gov • www.nps.gov/colo • www.historicjamestowne.org




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Berkeley Plantation
Virginia’s Most Historic Plantation
Operating Season: Year-round. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day
and Christmas Day.After hours tours may be arranged for an additional cost.
Location: See Map M4 • On scenic Virginia State Route 5, halfway between Williamsburg
and Richmond.
Rate Information: Tour operator rates:Adults $8.50, students $6.00. Payment: Cash, check or
charge. Will invoice. Rates subject to change without notice.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
Length of Tour: 1 to 1 1/2 hours for a guided house tour and self-guided grounds tour with
knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides in period costumes.
Highlights: Berkeley is the most historic plantation on the James River. Here in 1619, settlers
observed the first official Thanksgiving in America. Berkeley is the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison V,
signer of the Declaration of Independence, and three times governor of Virginia. The estate is also
the birthplace of William Henry Harrison, ninth president of the United States and ancestral home of
his grandson, Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third president.“Taps” was composed at Berkeley when
General George McClellan headquartered 140,000 Union troops here in 1862. An architectural gem,
the 1726 Georgian mansion is furnished with a magnificent collection of 18th-century antiques.
Five terraces of restored boxwood and flower gardens offer breathtaking vistas of the James River.
Packaged Tours: Available year-round. Call for information.
Special Events: Grounds provide an elegant setting for weddings, corporate and private events.
In November, Berkeley celebrates the historic 1619 landing with Virginia’s First Thanksgiving
Festival. In December, the plantation is lavishly decorated with traditional Christmas decorations.
Call for calendar of events.
Gift Shop: A unique collection of historical mementos and charming gifts. Open daily 9:00 a.m. –
5:00 p.m. On the premises we have the Coach House Tavern. Call for more information.
Handicap Access: For information, call or write Office Manager, Berkeley.
Contact: Tammy Radcliff, Berkeley Plantation, 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City,
Virginia 23030 • Phone 804-829-6018 • Toll-free 888-466-6018 • Fax 804-829-6757
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                                 Dean Shostak’s Crystal Concert
                                 Operating Season: March -December
                                 Address: Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester Street,Williamsburg,VA 23185
                                 Rate Information: $4.00 per person for groups of 25 or more
                                 Acceptable Forms of Payment: Cash, Check,Visa, Master Card, Discover
                                 Length of Show: 45 minutes
                                 Motor Coach Parking: Designated space on Court Street behind DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts
                                 Museum.
                                 Highlights: Come experience Dean Shostak’s Crystal Concert featuring the music and stories of
                                 Benjamin Franklin’s glass armonica. Also hear spectacular new and antique glass instruments from
                                 around the world including the Japanese Glass Violin, Glass English Handbells and the new French
                                 cristal BASCHET. Dean Shostak’s ability to combine music, history, art, and science make his Crystal
                                 Concert a once in a lifetime experience. He has been featured on All Thing’s Considered, Mr. Rogers’
                                 Neighborhood,The Early Show, and BBC Good Morning TV.
                                 All Crystal Concerts are performed in the beautifully restored Kimball Theatre on Duke of
                                 Gloucester Street in Merchants Square. Special evening programs are available on site at your hotel
                                 for groups of 50 or more. Crystal Christmas Concerts are scheduled from mid-November through
                                 New Year’s Day.This unique concert is a perfect choice for school groups, seniors, and student
                                 music ensembles.
                                 Contact Information: Dean Shostak’s Crystal Concert, P O Box 465,Williamsburg,VA 23187
                                 Toll-free 800-588-3326 • Fax 757-229-4778 • www.crystalconcert.com • DeanArmonica@aol.com




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“The Ghosts of Williamsburg”
Candlelight Walking Tour™
The #1 Most Requested Ghost Tour in The Williamsburg Area!

Operating Season: Year-round. Closed Fourth of July, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New
Year’s Eve Day, and New Year’s Day.
Location: See Map H16 • Tour route begins and ends in Colonial Williamsburg.
Rate Information: Tour and Travel $9.00 per person, Group Leader $9.50 per person
for 25 people or more, ages 7 – adult. General admission $10.00.
Payment: Cash, traveler’s checks, company checks,VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American
Express.
Length of Tour: 1 1/2 hours.
Group Size: 1 guide per 25 – 30 people.
Terms: All group tours must guarantee no later than 48 hours prior to tour departure. Once atten-
dance is locked in, that is what will be billed. In case of rain, client must cancel no later than four
hours prior to tour departure or the client pays in full. Due to liability, no tour will be given in
dangerous lightning, ice, snow, or other hazardous outdoor conditions. No refunds, tour goes rain
or shine.
Highlights: Group tours may choose their own evening and tour time. Prefer that no tour begins
later than 8:45 p.m. Based on the writings of L.B.Taylor’s book,“The Ghosts of Williamsburg,”
added are local folklore, legends, light trivia, and history. Performed in a storytelling format.All
guides use candlelight lanterns.All guides are certified historic interpreters. Groups can be met at
any location, and can be escorted back to the designated return point at no additional cost.
Contact: Williamsburg Group Tour Services, 5244 Olde Towne Road, Suite C,Williamsburg,Virginia
23188 • Toll-free 888-998-6877 • Fax 757-220-2708 • info@wmbggrouptourservices.com
www.wmbggrouptourservices.com or www.theghosttour.com




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                                 Go-Karts Plus
                                 Voted “One of the Best Family Entertainment Centers of the World”
                                 by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
                                 Operating Season: Open mid-March through October, please call for hours. All times and dates
                                 will be confirmed at time of group booking. Advanced booking is suggested.
                                 Location: See Map C3 • 6910 Richmond Road. Next to the Williamsburg Pottery on Route 60
                                 West. If traveling west on Interstate 64 (I-64) use exit 234A. If traveling east on I-64 use exit 234.
                                 Rate Information: Free parking and admission! Discount rates are available for groups of 15 or
                                 more. Wristbands are available for groups of 20 or more. GO-KARTS PLUS is an ideal activity for
                                 student groups and our “Eat & Ride” packages offer a convenient one-stop solution for any group.
                                 We offer pizza parties and many other catering options. Our two picnic pavilions accommodate
                                 family reunions, corporate and school groups. Please call for details and current rates.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Highlights: Gear up for fun at Williamsburg’s premier family entertainment center featuring four
                                 exciting go-kart tracks. Strap yourself into a Super Stockart and race around a high-banked oval
                                 track in karts that resemble NASCAR favorites. Challenge your driving skills on the Figure-8 Track,
                                 Euro Track, and for the young racer, the Rookie Track. Spin, soar and dive on our newest thrill ride
                                 from Italy - the Disk’O’. Be the captain your own Blaster Boat or sink a hole-in-one on our 18-hole
                                 Waterfall Miniature Golf. Enjoy the Bumper Cars, an air-conditioned Video-Arcade, Kiddieland and
                                 Snack Bar. Be part of the fun and visit soon!
                                 Contact: Go-Karts Plus, 6910 Richmond Road,Williamsburg,Virginia 23188
                                 Voice Mail 757-564-7600 option 7 • Direct Line 757-564-6433 • Fax 757-564-8707
                                 groups@gokartsplus.com • www.gokartsplus.com




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Hauntings of Williamsburg
& Other Candlelight Tours
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map I16 • Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area.
Payment: VISA, Mastercard and checks accepted.
Rate Information: $8.00 per person for tour operators, $9.00 per person for all others.
Group Size: 1 guide per 25 participants.
Length of Tour: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Highlights: Revisit the past in a whole new way with the “Hauntings of Williamsburg.”As you
journey by candlelight through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, a gifted storyteller will share
ghostly tales of the legends that haunt the colonial capital. An evening of fun is assured! Is that
the wind whispering through the trees … or have you become a witness to the “Hauntings of
Williamsburg?” Stories based on Jackie Eileen Behrend’s book The Hauntings of Williamsburg,
Yorktown and Jamestown.
Other Available Tours:
• Historical Investigations The perfect overview of Colonial Williamsburg. Stroll the streets of
  this historic town by lantern candlelight and experience the lives and times of 18th century
  townspeople. Student groups will see and feel several period artifacts.
• Religion, Williamsburg, and the Revolution Visit the sites of historic churches as you
  discuss the role of religion in the 18th century and how faith shaped a revolution.
• Early American Medical Practices (indoor program at group’s hotel) Interactive hands-on
  program explores 18th century medical theories and treatments. See why Colonial “cures” were
  often more deadly than the affliction!
• A Christmas Walk Experience the breathtaking sight of Christmas in Williamsburg as you hear
  stories, traditions, and celebrations of the 18th century holiday season.
Contact: Sophia J. Harler, Post Office Box 502,Williamsburg,Virginia 23187-0502
Phone 757-258-3122 • Toll-free 800-378-1571 (Nationwide) • Fax 757-258-3665
sophia@colonialconnections.com • www.colonialconnections.com


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                                 The Mariners’ Museum
                                 Rate Information: Individuals: adults: $12.50; seniors, military,AAA and students 18+ with a
                                 school ID: $11.50; children ages 6-17: $7.25.
                                 Group Rates: (10 or more): adults: $11.50; seniors, military, AAA and students 18+ with school ID:
                                 $11.00; children ages 6-17: $7.00.
                                 Payment: Cash, check, other
                                 Highlights: America’s National Maritime Museum offers a captivating look at centuries of seafaring
                                 adventures. Experience the dramatic new USS Monitor Center that brings to life the historic battle
                                 between the Civil War Ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia in over 63,500 square feet of space.
                                 The Center also boasts one of the largest state-of-the-art conservation centers on the East Coast.
                                 Other features of the Museum allow you to escape to the eras of early exploration and mahogany
                                 Chris-Crafts and delight in the displays of intricate miniature ship models and fascinating figureheads.
                                 Groups can spend an entire day at the Museum and enjoy the beautiful 550-acre park with a 5-mile
                                 walking trail, as well as the Museum Shop. Boxed lunches are available upon request.
                                 Hours: The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Sundays from
                                 noon to 5 P.M. except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
                                 Contact: Kelli Tatum, Group Tour Manager, The Mariners' Museum, 100 Museum Drive, Newport
                                 News,VA 23606 • Phone: 757-596-2222 or 800-581-7245 • Fax: 757-591-7320 • Tours: 757-591-7718
                                 groups@MarinersMuseum.org • www.MarinersMuseum.org




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The Muscarelle Museum of Art
Operating Season: Year-Round
Public Days/Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday, Noon-4:00pm
Closed Mondays
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost of Admission: There is a $5 admission fee per person and a group rate of $4 per person for
groups of 15 people or more (chaperones and escorts are complimentary). Admission to the
Museum is free for museum members;William & Mary students, faculty, staff; children under 12 years
of age, and school groups.
Docent Tours: Guided tours are available every Sunday at 2:00pm and by appointment. Length of
tour, 30 to 60 minutes.
Educational Programs: We offer a wide variety of school programs, K-12 art classes, lectures,
workshops, gallery talks, and demonstrations throughout the year.
Highlights: The Muscarelle is the only fine arts museum in the Historic Triangle so each season we
bring a different show to our galleries, shows from around the United States and beyond. Opening
January 25, 2008 for eight weeks is Painting the Italian Landscape:Views from the Uffizi, followed by
a full series of shows celebrating our Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Year. In March, 2008 we will reinstall
the permanent collection of the College of William and Mary.
Location: The Muscarelle Museum of Art is located in Lamberson Hall on Jamestown Road in
Williamsburg,Virginia.We are on the campus of The College of William and Mary, adjacent to Phi
Beta Kappa hall.
Handicap Access: The museum is wheelchair accessible.
Parking: There is free parking available in front of the Museum. Permits can be acquired at the
Museum Security Desk.
Payment: Cash, checks,VISA, Mastercard.
Contact Information: Sally Wolfe, Director of Development • Phone 757-221-2717
The Muscarelle Museum of Art • Lamberson Hall • College of William and Mary • Jamestown Road,
Williamsburg,Virginia 23187 • Phone 757-221-2717 • Fax 757-221-2711• www.wm.edu/muscarelle




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                                 Mystery Dinner Playhouse
                                 Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
                                 Operating Season: Year-round. Show Times: Weekly shows, every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
                                 or every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday depending on time of year. Call
                                 for schedule. All public shows at 7:30 p.m. Special shows or matinees available for groups of 35 or
                                 more.
                                 Location: Call or e-mail for directions
                                 Rate Information: Standard adult ticket price is $39.95 plus tax. Children, student, and senior
                                 discounts available. Prices subject to change.
                                 Tour and Charter Groups: Group discount available for groups of 20 or more – $38.00 includes
                                 dinner, show, tax and gratuity. Drivers and chaperones free with any group. Prices are subject to
                                 change and do not include alcoholic beverages.
                                 Payment: Cash, check, money order,Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge. Handicap Access: Yes.
                                 Length of Show: Approximately 2 1/2 hours for dinner and show.
                                 Highlights: Now in our 15th smash year, we are Williamsburg’s popular murder mystery dinner
                                 theatre. Fun for all ages. Solve a comedy murder mystery while enjoying a delicious four-course
                                 dinner. The shows are fully scripted, hilarious mystery spoofs that take place in five scenes.
                                 Between the scenes of the show, dinner is served to you at your table by the characters/suspects,
                                 who all the while are providing clues to help you solve the evening’s crime. You’re given bribe
                                 money to entice the characters to give you better clues, and a clue dossier that contains riddles
                                 and puzzles that you’ll need to decipher in order to be eligible for our “Super Sleuth” prize.
                                 Show offerings include: “Death By Disco,”“Marriage Can Be Murder,”“Murder Las Vegas Style,”
                                 “Who Killed The King,”“Murder Rides Again,”“Death by Doo-Wop,” and many more! We get rave
                                 reviews and sell out often, so book early! We’re a Whodunit Of A Good Time!
                                 Dinner Theatre Menu: Dinner starts with a delicious Homemade Soup, followed by a Garden
                                 Salad. The main course is a choice of four entrees: Herb Roasted Chicken, Prime Rib, Baked Fish,
                                 or Vegetarian Lasagna, accompanied by Roasted Potatoes and Fresh Vegetables,Warm Rolls & Butter,
                                 finished off with a fabulous Dessert, and Coffee & Tea included in the ticket price.We also have
                                 a full cash bar available featuring many scrumptious specialty drinks that can be served in our
                                 souvenir glass to take home!
                                 Contact: Group Sales Office, Mystery Dinner Playhouse, 2025 East Main Street, Suite 206,
                                 Richmond,Virginia 23223 • Toll-free 888-471-4802 • Fax 804-649-7419 • info@mysterydinner.com
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Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
Operating Season: Summer (Memorial Day - Labor Day) 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Spring and Fall,
please call for operating schedule.
Location: See Map D13 • Located at 2001 Mooretown Road (off Bypass Road, next to Big Kmart)
Rate Information: Regular admission $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for children (4-12) for the Captain’s
Course and $7.95 for adults, $7.50 for children (4-12) for the Blackbeard’s Challenge Course.
Call 757-259-4600 for group rates. Groups before 6:00 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Payment: Cash, company check, travelers checks, money orders, MasterCard and Visa.
Length of Activity: 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
Highlights: Williamsburg’s premier miniature golf course. Pirate’s Cove offers 36 holes of leg-
endary adventure golf. The Captain’s 18-hole course is specially designed for families, and seniors,
and Blackbeard’s 18-hole course is for those who like a challenge. Both courses are surrounded by
colossal waterfalls that cascade into a beautiful sparkling bay. The uniquely designed adventure
golf greens, meandering over footbridges and through caves, range in length from 18-60 feet with
hole pars of 2-4 strokes. Without a doubt, everyone’s putting skills are certain to be challenged as
players encounter water hazards, sand traps and other natural obstacles. Plus enjoy learning of
the buccaneers and their follies throughout the property ... making Pirate’s Cove an adventure to be
remembered. Meet the challenge and discover the fun at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, where it’s
swashbuckling fun for all ages! Handicap Accessible.
Contact: Marion Lawnik, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, 2001 Mooretown Road,Williamsburg,
Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-259-4600 or 757-880-0586 • piratescove@earthlink.net
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                                 Presidents Park
                                 Where Learning is Larger than Life
                                 Operating Season: Open year round. (September – March 9:00 AM -5:00 PM,April – August 9:00
                                 AM – 8:00 PM. Closed Christmas,Thanksgiving and New Years Day. Extended hours available for
                                 tour groups.
                                 Location: See Map E 27 • 211 Water Country Parkway. Directly across from Water Country USA, 2.2
                                 miles from Busch Gardens Europe and 3.4 miles from Colonial Williamsburg.
                                 2007 Group Rate: Adult: $12.00 Child/Student $7.50 Guided Tours $2.00 additional per person.
                                 Payment: Cash, Company Check, all major credit cards or pre approved travel voucher. Groups of
                                 15 or more pay as a group using one form of payment
                                 Complimentary Policy: Tour escort and driver receive complimentary admission. Student groups
                                 receive one complimentary adult admission per 10 paid students.
                                 Motor Coach Parking: Ample, free of charge Length of Tour: 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
                                 Highlights: Presidents Park, a museum of the U.S. Presidents welcomes groups of all ages. We offer
                                 guided and self guided tours along with themed packages. Our educational tours are one hour
                                 curriculum based tours, adaptable into elementary, middle and high school levels and meet the
                                 Virginia standards of learning. Come and let us guide you through the lives of the presidents with
                                 our historically knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides. 42 magnificent presidential monuments 18
                                 to 20 feet tall. Take a photograph from our observation deck overlooking the majestic presidential
                                 figures. Get on board our life sized replica of Air Force One.Take a seat behind the President’s desk
                                 in our life sized oval office replica. Browse our beautiful gift shop of many presidential mementos
                                 or pick up one of the park’s newest publications. Award winning Chef Rey offers Daily café specials
                                 ranging from normal café selections to Healthy Heart cuisine. Our banquet space expands from a
                                 seating capacity of 25 to 95.
                                 Evening Programs: Catered presidentially themes dinners are offered in our banquet room and
                                 observation deck overlooking our magnificent park.
                                 Performance venue Presidents Park offers performance sites for bands and choral groups of 25 –
                                 75. The performance areas are offered in combination with the student admission price to the
                                 museum.Advance reservations are required.
                                 Accessibility: The Garden and museum are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
                                 Contact: Presidents Park Group Sales, 211 Water Country Parkway,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185
                                 Phone 757-259-1121 • Toll-free 800-588-4327• Fax 757-220-2901 • info@presidentspark.org
                                 www.presidentspark.org
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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Museum and 4-D Theater
Operating Season: Year Round
Location: See Map C10 • 1735 Richmond Road,Williamsburg VA 23185
2007 Group Rate: Museum: (5-12) $10.00 (13 & up) $12.50
                   Theater: (5 & up) $6.50
Payment: Visa, MasterCard,American Express, Cash or Business Check
Complimentary Policy: Tour Operators and Bus Drivers admitted free
Motor Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Tour: Varied, on average 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.
Highlights: The Williamsburg Museum contains 11 themed galleries filled with over 300 one-of-a-
kind exhibits. From a genuine shrunken head to a 10’ X 10’ section of the Berlin Wall, from dinosaur
eggs to a flag flown on the Moon, this incredible “Odditorium” houses some of the most bizarre arti-
facts ever collected. In addition to our Museum, Ripley’s offers a state of the art 4D Theater.
Experience movies like never before. After putting on your 3D glasses, get ready for a totally new
experience, including scent machines, leg ticklers and a host of other sensory experiences. Year
round, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and 4D Theater offers groups a unique destination!
Accessibility: Fully Handicap Accessible
Contact: Phone 757-220-9220 • www.WilliamsburgRipleys.com • info@williamsburgripleys.com




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                                 Sherwood Forest Plantation
                                 Operating Season: Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                                 Location: See Map M4 • On historic Route 5, 14501 John Tyler Memorial Highway;
                                 18 miles west of Williamsburg. The James River Plantation closest to Williamsburg.
                                 Rate Information:
                                                                                   General Public:                     Brokers:
                                 Self-guided Plantation Yard and Grounds Tour          $10.00                            $8.00
                                 Guided Plantation Yard and Grounds Tour               $15.00                           $10.00
                                 Plantation Big House Guided Tour plus                 $35.00                           $29.00
                                   Self-guided Yard and Grounds Tour
                                 Plantation Big House Guided Tour plus                   $45.00                            $37.00
                                   Guided Yard and Grounds Tour
                                 Payment: Cash, Check, Prepayment for scheduled Big House Tours.
                                 Length of Tour: 1 – 1 1/2 hours for guided house tour and self-guided grounds tour. 1/2 hour to
                                 45 minutes for the grounds tour alone.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Handicap Access: Prior arrangements should be made for visitors requiring special assistance.
                                 Highlights: Home of John Tyler, the 10th President of the U.S., 1841-1845. Patented in 1616,
                                 Sherwood Forest is the only Presidential home in the U.S., continuously occupied and maintained
                                 by the President’s family. Built in 1720, the longest frame house in America – same length as a foot-
                                 ball field. This original James River Plantation spans 400 years of cultivation and now comprises
                                 3,500 acres. One of the most complete plantation yards in the nation – 28 acres, 11 dependencies;
                                 300 foot Big House, 68-foot ballroom and elegantly furnished formal rooms including original
                                 White House Presidential pieces, paintings and china. America’s highest honors-National Historic
                                 Landmark, National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Historic Landmark.
                                 Contact: Harrison Tyler, P. O. Box 8, Charles City,Virginia, 23030 • Phone 804-829-5377
                                 Fax 804-829-5342 • www.sherwoodforest.org




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Shirley Plantation
Operating Season: Year-round. Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and
Christmas Day.
Location: See Map M4 • Located 35 miles West of Williamsburg, 10 miles East of I-295 at
Richmond, Exit 22A, and 15 miles South of I-64 East of Richmond, Exit 211. Shirley Plantation is on
scenic Route 5.
Rate Information: Minimum of 10 paying patrons to qualify. Adults $8.50, students $7.50. Cash,
credit cards (Mastercard or Visa) and company, personal, or travelers checks accepted.
Highlights: What does Shirley Plantation offer the group tour traveler that no other attraction can
offer?
∑• Eleven generations of family stories and nearly four hundred years of American history interpreted
   through the eyes of one family
∑• “The most intact 18th century estate in the country” with seven outbuildings dating from the
   1750s and a National Historic Landmark
∑• Virginia’s first plantation (1613) and America’s oldest family business (1638)
∑• Newly-developed and interactive student programs for 2008
∑• Museum gift shop filled with hand-selected merchandise showcasing Virginia and local products
∑• Open outdoor spaces with scenic views of the James River
∑• New exhibits in all outbuildings by 2008
At Shirley Plantation it’s about more than just history – it’s about the experience of a bygone era
and the atmosphere that transports the visitor to a slower paced country life.
Student tours: Programs correlated by Virginia Standards of Learning. The admission fee
is $7.50 per student.
Calendar of Events: Please visit our website for an updated Calendar of Events.
Contact: Janet L.Appel, Director • Email:Tours@shirleyplantation.com • Shirley Plantation
Charles City,Virginia • Toll-free 800-232-1613 • Fax 804-829-6322 www.shirleyplantation.com




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                                 Student Dinner Theater
                                 Operating Season: The Student Dinner Theater is Williamsburg’s longest running Dinner Theater
                                 company performing exclusively for student groups. We take audience participation and interactivity
                                 and bring it to the next level. No longer do your students have to just sit and watch a show, they
                                 are now part of one! The Student Dinner Theater operates March through June with additional
                                 performances available other times of the year. We perform every night of the week! Just ask!
                                 Show Times: The Student Dinner Theater will open for a group of 40 or more on any day of the
                                 week. If we already have an event scheduled we’ll take even smaller groups. Doors open at 7:00
                                 p.m. and most performances run until 9:45 p.m. There is always flexibility with starting times.
                                 Menu varies at each location – please inquire.
                                 Location: See Map C9 and C15 • The Student Dinner Theater performs locally at the Captain
                                 George’s Seafood Restaurant, Ramada 1776 Historic Williamsburg, Best Western Patrick Henry Inn,
                                 Holiday Inn–Patriot and other fine hotels.
                                 Payment: When booking, we send a contract requiring a deposit. Checks, money orders and cash
                                 are accepted.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge. Length of Show: 2 1/2 hours for dinner & the show.
                                 Highlights: The Student Dinner Theater celebrates its 12th smash year while entertaining more than
                                 10,000 students each spring. We are unique in the fact that all shows are written and performed only
                                 for students. We only hire professionally trained actors that love to work with young adults. This
                                 enables our performers to interact at ease with the students and get them involved in the productions.
                                 Each season we offer 4-5 interactive events for student groups to choose from. In 2008 we are offer-
                                 ing our all-new mystery:“Double Agent: Case of the LIAR’S Lair.”
                                 Returning in 2008 will be our hit from 2002; our indoor “Ultimate Mystery Scavenger Hunt!” The
                                 Honorable Sir Pendleton Ultimate has kicked the bucket. His extended family (your school group)
                                 has been gathered together by Mr. Bill Hourly, the family Attorney & Executor of the will to find out
                                 who will ultimately receive the contents of the Pendleton Estate.The will stipulates that the family
                                 members must compete in the Ultimate Mystery Scavenger in order to see who will win the estate!
                                 Always a blast is our clever “Game Show Mania and Dancing!” Student groups never had so much
                                 fun answering questions, hitting buzzers and winning prizes!
                                 Contact: Wendy Goldstein, Producer, Student Dinner Theater: Toll-free 888-426-3746 ext. 201
                                 wendy@studentdinnertheater.com • www.studentdinnertheater.com

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The Virginia Living Museum
Operating Season: Year-round. Open 7 days a week. Memorial Day – Labor Day: Daily 9:00am –
5:00pm; Labor Day – Memorial Day: Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday noon – 5:00pm.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Location: See Map H30 • 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. Exit 258A off I-64; 2.5 miles
on left.
Rate Information: Groups of 10 or more: adult $12.00, children $9.00. Driver and tour escort
admitted free. Additional discount for tour operators . Rates are subject to change without notice
General Admission: Adults $13.00 Children $10.00
Payment: Cash, check or credit card. Contract and deposit required. Full payment 30 days in
advance.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge. Length of Tour: 2-3 hours
Highlights: Groups of all ages can discover, explore, wonder and learn about all things native to
Virginia at the Virginia Living Museum. The Museum combines the elements of a native wildlife park,
science museum, aquarium, botanical preserve and planetarium all in one beautiful setting and has
hands-on experiences that will engage groups of all ages. The spacious exhibition building and 10-acre
wooded area bring visitors in contact with more habitats, wildlife and plant species than could possibly
be encountered in a lifetime of outdoor adventures in Virginia. The 3/4 mile outdoor boardwalk cross-
es a lake and winds through woods past natural habitats filled with bobcats, red wolves, deer, coyotes,
bald eagles, coastal birds, otters and other animals native to Virginia. Groups can study spectacular
views of the sun from the observatory.
Special Group Programs: Groups may book additional programs including “Behind the Scenes
Tours”,“After Hours Tours”, and exclusive “group only” shows at the Planetarium Theater. Student
groups may book natural and space science classroom programs and labs correlated
to national standards.
Services: Café with indoor seating, vending machines and covered picnic area.The museum is totally
handicap accessible with assisted doors, elevators and wheelchairs available.The Museum Store offers
a spectacular array of nature themed gifts to suit every taste and budget including books, CDs, toys,
apparel, jewelry, stationery, souvenirs and much more!
Contact: The Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News VA 23601
Group Tour Information: Toll-free 877-856-8687 ext. 265 • Reservations Toll-free 877-856-8687, ext. 229
or (757) 595-9135 • Fax (757) 599-4897 • grouptour@thevlm.org • reservations@thevlm.org
www.thevlm.org
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                                 Williamsburg Pottery
                                 Operating Season: Year-round. Closed Christmas Day.
                                 Location: See Map C5 • Five miles west of Williamsburg at Lightfoot,Virginia. Exit 234A from I-64.
                                 Rate Information: Free.
                                 Hours: Summer 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.,Winter 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Highlights: Williamsburg Pottery features pottery, ceramics, china, glass, crystal, furniture, flowers,
                                 floral arrangements, greenhouse, prints, custom framing, wines, cheeses, made-to-order lamps, brass,
                                 baskets of all kinds, carpets, factory outlet stores, restaurant, campgrounds, and much, much more.
                                 More than one million square feet of retail space on 200 acres in 32 different buildings! Over
                                 70,000 items brought in from all over the world are offered at low, low prices. Bring your family
                                 and create your own flower arrangement, design a lamp, or have a custom picture frame made
                                 especially for you! Come and watch Pottery being hand thrown and painted. Ceramic factory tours
                                 available on weekdays.
                                 Meals: The Pottery has a 200 seat restaurant that serves hamburgers, hot dogs and sub sandwiches.
                                 Other Amenities: Senior citizens receive 10% discount Monday through Thursday.
                                 Groups receive complimentary coupon books upon arrival.The bus driver and escort will receive a
                                 gift certificate.
                                 Handicap Access: The Pottery provides wheelchairs free of charge.
                                 Contact: Promotion Department,Williamsburg Pottery, Route 60 West, Lightfoot,Virginia 23090
                                 Phone 757-564-3326 • Fax 757-564-8241 • wilpottery@aol.com • www.williamsburgpottery.com




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The Aberdeen Barn
“The Best Beef About”
Operating Season: Open 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sunday-Thursday and until 10:00 p.m. on Friday
& Saturday. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and 2 weeks in January for refurbishment.
Location: See Map C10 • 1601 Richmond Road, Route 60 West.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
Highlights: The Aberdeen Barn offers upscale dining in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
We are noted for our outstanding slow-roasted prime rib of beef and aged to perfection steaks.
But, none-the-less, we also feature a variety of equally impressive seafoods - fresh Atlantic Salmon,
large Sea Scallops, and Jumbo Gulf Shrimp. The dining is casual, the service impeccable, and the
experience memorable. Awarded the “Best Steak House in Virginia” by the Virginia Cattle Industry.
As well as four-time winner of the “People’s Choice Award” for serving the most delicious dish at
the Taste of Williamsburg competition and the proud recipient of the “Toaste of the Taste” award
in March 2006. Banquet dining facilities are available to accommodate most groups and special
occasions, including a private dining room with a capacity for 56 guests. We offer 3 different
all-inclusive meal plans that will fit most budgets. Custom group menus, along with lunch and
afternoon hours are also available upon request.
Handicap Access: Accessible, very senior citizen friendly.
Contact: Dennis J. White, General Manager, 1601 Richmond Road,Williamsburg,VA 23185
Phone 757-229-6661 • Fax 757-229-4440 • www.aberdeen-barn.com • dennis@aberdeen-barn.com




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                                 Black Angus Grille
                                 Location: See Map D11
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Yes
                                 Type of Cuisine: Certified Angus Prime Rib and Steaks, Pasta, Poultry and Seafood.
                                 Full Service
                                 Highlights: AAA three diamond rating, Chef/Proprietor is Culinary Institute of America graduate.
                                 Custom menus available for any price range. Casual elegant atmosphere.
                                 David Nicholson of The Daily Press awarded 4 stars and wrote that the restaurant was a delightful
                                 surprise and a definite choice for a dining destination.AAA three diamond award rating is an added
                                 distinction as very few restaurants share this rating. High ceilings, spacious seating and attention to
                                 the minutest details in food and service offer a different experience to the discerning group guests
                                 as the staff is trained to make everyone feel as dinner guests in a luxurious home.
                                 All prices are inclusive. Chef/Proprietor Bobby Mageras at the same location for 20 years first as
                                 The Prime Rib House and then a name change to The Black Angus Grille as the restaurant upgraded
                                 the quality of beef from Choice to Certified Angus.
                                 Handicap Access: Yes
                                 Contact: Bobby Mageras, 1433 Richmond Road,Williamsburg,VA 23185 • Phone 757-229-6823
                                 www.blackangusgrille.com • magerasribhouse@aol.com




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California Tortilla
Location: See Map F 8
Motorcoach Parking: Yes
Type of Cuisine: A quick and casual restaurant that specializes in California Fresh-Mex.
We serve burritos, Quesadillas,Tacos, Fajitas, and Fresh Salads. Our salsa is prepared fresh twice
daily. Our burritos are HUGE and we have a wide selection of food that will satisfy anyone's
culinary desires. Our chicken and steak is grilled minutes before it hits your taste buds.You will
never walk out of here hungry.
We can handle large groups at the restaurant and we cater to any location in town. If you need a
large group that needs top quality food at a very reasonable price. Give us a call. Check out our
menu at www.californiatortilla.com.
Highlights: A fun place to eat in the heart of New Town next to the New Town Cinemas
Handicap Access: Yes
Contact: New Town, 4917 Courthouse Street,Williamsburg,VA 23188 • Phone 757-229-9334
www.californiatortilla.com • pfoley@californiatortilla.com




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                                 Captain George’s
                                 Seafood Restaurant
                                 Operating Season: Year-round. Open 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday and
                                 12:00 noon Sunday.
                                 Location: See Map C9 • 5363 Richmond Road.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Highlights: Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant in Williamsburg features a 70-item,
                                 ALL YOU CAN EAT Seafood Buffet. The succulent crab legs, steamed spiced shrimp, hearty prime
                                 rib and Mahogany clams seem to be the favorite items along with fresh broiled fish, a complete
                                 array of soups, salads, entrees, and desserts are also included on this Original World Famous
                                 Seafood Buffet.
                                 Buses and private parties are always welcome. This restaurant seats more than 1,200 guests,
                                 and the banquet facilities are marvelous. Special rates are given for large groups, student groups,
                                 and children who dine from the fabulous buffet. A regular menu and a children’s menu are also
                                 available. In our Williamsburg location, we now have a Student Dinner Theater, with a very
                                 special buffet. We also have a Haunted Dinner Theater, starting in mid-June. Our Haunted
                                 Dinner Theater also features a special buffet, and is suitable for groups, families, or individuals.
                                 Please call for information.
                                 The interior of this restaurant is exquisitely decorated to include a 12-foot waterfall and a 300-foot
                                 stream that meanders throughout the main dining room.
                                 For an evening of sumptuous food, flawless service, and exquisite surroundings visit Captain
                                 George’s Seafood Restaurant.
                                 Contact: Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant, 5363 Richmond Road,Williamsburg,Virginia 23188
                                 Phone 757-565-2323 • Fax 757-565-3731




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Colonial Williamsburg Dining
Operating Season: Varies according to restaurant: earliest 8:30 a.m., latest 9:30 p.m.
Open year-round including holidays.
Location: See Map H18 • Historic Area. The four 18th-century historic dining taverns: Shields,
King’s Arms, Christiana Campbell’s and Chowning’s are located within Colonial Williamsburg’s
Historic Area.
Motorcoach Parking: Designated space available behind DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
on Court Street.
Highlights: If Williamsburg is a “must see, must do,” then Colonial Williamsburg’s dining is a “must
dine!” Four Historic Dining Taverns bring to life fare from the past for appetites of the present and
the tastes are positively revolutionary.
King’s Arms Tavern – 18th-Century- Style Chop House – Relish generous cuts of prime aged beef,
tender pork and lamb served in the King’s grand tradition! It’s the Historic Area’s finest dining
experience. Strolling balladeers provide music of the day.
Christiana Campbell’s Tavern – Seafood Specialties – The premier tavern for seafood. Dine on
regional specialties at the tavern that was George Washington’s favorite when he came to town.
Mrs. Campbell just might check in on you or send her balladeers to keep you entertained.
Chowning’s Tavern – Traditional-Style Pit BBQ – Savor the great tastes of BBQ! Pulled pork, ribs
and chicken. A local favorite! Get it to go. Be sure to return to Chowning’s Tavern in the evenings
for Gambols when Chowning’s becomes a true 18th-century rum and ale house. Gambols features
strolling balladeers leading rousing sing-alongs and costumed servers playing popular games of
the day.
Shields Tavern – Coffeehouse – This tavern takes on a new life as an 18th-century-style
coffeehouse. Enjoy all-day, walk-in convenience for beverage and light food choices and mingle
with Williamsburg residents of the 1770s! Shield’s may be reserved by groups for private functions.
Payment: Cash, check, money order or credit card.
Contact: Colonial Williamsburg Conference and Group Sales Department, Post Office Box 1776,
Williamsburg,Virginia 23187-1776 • www.ColonialWilliamsburgMeetings.com
Adult Tours Contact: Gloria Parker gparker@cwf.org • Toll-free 888-293-5627 (Nationwide)
Fax 757-565-8905 • Student Tours Contact: Portia Robinson probinson@cwf.org
Toll-free 800-228-8878 (Nationwide) • Fax 757-220-7708

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                                 The Jefferson Restaurant
                                 Operating Season: Open daily 3:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
                                 Location: See Map D11 • 1453 Richmond Road, Route 60 West.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Highlights: Since 1956,The Jefferson Restaurant family has served our timeless recipes to
                                 locals and travelers. Mouth-watering specialties include our award-winning Virginia Peanut Soup,
                                 Southern Fried Chicken,Virginia Ham, Spare Ribs, and Baked Stuffed Pork Chops. Other specialties
                                 are our hand-cut steaks and chops, fresh seafood from the nearby Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, and
                                 Chesapeake Crab Cake. We also serve a line of time-tested Italian entrees. We invite you to join us
                                 in our casual English country setting. AAA recommended.
                                 Complimentary Meal Policy: Two complimentary meals are available for groups of 35 or
                                 more people.
                                 Contact: Mark E. Wright,The Jefferson Restaurant, 1453 Richmond Road,Williamsburg,Virginia
                                 23185 • Phone 757-229-2296 • Fax 757-229-8037




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Mama Steve’s
House of Pancakes
Operating Season: Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and
Christmas Day.
Location: See Map C10 • 1509 Richmond Road, Route 60 West.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
Highlights: Why not make breakfast the bright spot of your day by eating with us at Mama
Steve’s where for 40 years we have served both breakfast and lunch in our Dutch Colonial dining
room. Our full line of breakfast items are served all day including a variety of pancakes, eggs,
omelettes, plantation platters, corned beef hash, creamed chip beef, plus complete luncheons.
Groups may eat from our group menu or a la carte with no problem.
Contact: Leslie Wright, Mama Steve’s, 1509 Richmond Road,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185
Phone 757-229-7613 • Fax 757-258-2533




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                                 Retro’s Good Eats
                                 good, fast & affordable food
                                 Operating Season: Year round 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
                                 Location: See Map H15 • 435 Prince George Street, Downtown Williamsburg
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Behind Dewitt Wallace Museum on Court Street (2 blocks) or drop-off at
                                 North Henry & Prince George
                                 Cuisine: Hotdogs with all traditional toppings, plus some. French fries cut fresh daily. BBQ, Steak,
                                 & Chicken on a bun. Veggie & Corn Dogs. Frozen custard milks shakes. Fresh-squeezed limeade.
                                 Highlights: Best Hot Dog in town. Fast food in the 50’s style. Family friendly restaurant.
                                 Only one block from the College of William & Mary and the historic area.
                                 Handicap Accessible: Yes
                                 Contact: Sharon Scruggs, Retro’s Good Eats, 435 Prince George Street,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185
                                 Phone 757-253-8816 • www.RetrosGoodEats.com • bscruggs@widomaker.com




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Sal’s by Victor Italian Restaurant
Voted the #1 Italian Restaurant in Williamsburg for the 6th year in a row!

Operating Season: Year-round. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Location: See Map E12 • 1242 Richmond Road,Williamsburg Shopping Center.
Highlights: Experience a truly authentic Italian restaurant with Sal’s By Victor. For more than 30
years, we have prided ourselves on being a family owned and operated business, and we treat our
patrons with the respect and flexibility they deserve. Our restaurant can accommodate up to 120
for group meals.
Raised on a farm in Marabella Eclano, in the Avellino region of Italy, Chef Vittorio (Victor)
Minichiello studied food arts at the Culinary Institute of Summonte Italia and has worked in some
of the finest eateries in Europe, including La Cheminee in Paris, Giardino da Bruno in Rimini, and
Partenio in Naples. Today, he is a member of the Italian Chef’s Association and brings his world-
class expertise to Williamsburg.
Chef Victor specializes in pizza, subs, fresh pastas, and heart healthy sauces that combine fresh
ingredients, but are low in fat and sodium, and offers a fine selection of vegetarian dishes.
Specialties include Fettuccine Primavera, Stuffed Eggplant, and Linguine with Clam Sauce.
In keeping with his European training,Victor uses only the highest quality ingredients, fine
imported cheeses, early pressing olive oils, and offers a selection of domestic and imported wines
to accompany your meal, and fine espresso and cappuccino for a fitting end to any repast.
Group Meals: Boxed Lunches starting at $5.95 per person. Flexible menus for all tastes starting
as low as $6.95 per person. If your group has experienced a long day in the Historic Triangle,
we will deliver to your hotel. The restaurant staff will work with you to provide whatever meal
requirements your group has during their stay in Williamsburg from late evening dinners to
delivery service for a special function.
Contact: Call Victor, Elio or Della for special group rates or to make reservations for your group.
Call, or write to: Vittorio Minichiello, Sal’s by Victor, 1242 Richmond Road,Williamsburg,Virginia
23185 • Phone 757-220-2641 • Fax 757-220-4984




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                                 Sal’s Ristorante Italiano
                                 Operating Season: Year-round. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
                                 Location: See Map E21 • 835 Capitol Landing Road. 1⁄4 mile from the Visitors Center.
                                 Highlights: Accommodates 120 in a non-smoking environment. Casual family atmosphere
                                 offering pizzas, subs, and pasta. House Specialties include Calamari Marinara,Veal Parmigiana, Frutti
                                 de Mare, Melenzane Rollatini, Manicotti, Lasagna and many more. Cappuccino & Espresso. Cannolis
                                 & Spumoni. Children’s menu available. The Daily Press wrote “You can’t get any closer
                                 to homemade Italian Cooking than this.” Rated 4 stars. Serving Williamsburg for more than 20
                                 years. The Virginia Gazette voted us “Best Italian and Best Pizzeria in Williamsburg.” Groups are
                                 welcome and special menus and rates start at $8.95. Senior citizen groups are welcome here.
                                 Please call Denny for special group rates or to make a reservation for your group. If you do not
                                 find a menu that suits you, we will be glad to create one that does. Free delivery of pizzas,
                                 lunches, and dinners for tour groups. Will deliver to hotel/motel, picnic area, conference
                                 facility or anywhere within our area.
                                 Contact: Denny Zaharopoulos, Sal’s Ristorante Italiano, 835 Capitol Landing Road,Williamsburg,
                                 Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-221-0443 • Fax 757-253-2359




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The Whaling Company
Operating Season: Year-round. Open daily 4:30 p.m.
Location: See Map M28 • Highway 60 at the 199 interchange just 1 mile west of Busch
Gardens Williamsburg.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
Highlights: The Whaling Company has long been recognized by locals as Williamsburg’s
premiere seafood specialist. We have the absolute freshest fish in town and hand-cut our steaks
daily. Our ambiance has the charm of an old comfortable New England style boathouse. And our
staff members take great pride in the professionalism and caring attitudes that make you feel right
at home. All our regular bus tour guests rave about our quality food and service, just ask any local
or your hotel’s hosts.
Menu: Our menus offer a variety of fresh fish, hand-cut steaks, seafood, and chicken. We do offer
all inclusive menus for groups of 15 or more. We have a separate menu available for children.
Reservations accepted. Most major credit cards accepted.
Contact: Stephen York or Vickie Barbour, The Whaling Company, 494 McLaws Circle,Williamsburg,
Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-229-0275 • www.whalingcompany.com




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Cooke’s Christmas Gifts &
Collectibles
Operating Season: Year-round. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day.
Location: See Map L9 • 1820 Jamestown Road,Williamsburg,Virginia 23185
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Highlights: Located on Jamestown Road just one half mile from Historic Jamestown Settlement,
Cooke’s Christmas Gifts & Collectibles is Williamsburg’s finest and most unique Christmas store.
Our showroom contains over 10,000 spacious square feet of Christmas magic, specialty gifts and
collectibles created by skilled artisans all over the world.We proudly feature many of today’s most
recognizable collections including Christopher Radko, Steinbach Nutcrackers,Annalee, San Francisco
Music Boxes, Joy to the World, Baldwin, Inge Glass Ornaments, and many more including the largest
selection of Mark Roberts collectibles in all of Southern Virginia! Come in and wander through our
Christmas Tree Forest where you will experience a huge variety of designer pre-lit trees in many
styles and sizes featuring the newest in artificial tree design.
Groups are always welcome. Call ahead and allow us to prepare a quest reception with a variety of
refreshments. Experience the magic of Cooke’s Christmas Gifts and Collectibles. It is sure to be a
unique and memorable part of your guest’s Williamsburg experience.
Handicap Access: Yes
Contact: Cathy Schavone, Cooke’s Christmas Gifts and Collectibles • 1820 Jamestown Road,
Williamsburg,Virginia 23185 • Phone 757-220-0099 • cathy@cookesgardens.com




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                                 Merchants Square
                                 Operating Season: Year-round.
                                 Location: See Map H16 • Duke of Gloucester Street, adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s
                                 Historic Area.
                                 Hours of Operation: Seasonal. Open 7 days a week, year-round. Extended hours during
                                 the summer and Christmas time.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Highlights: Situated adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, Merchants Square is
                                 recognized nationally for its merchandise and cuisine, with shops offering everything from
                                 traditional and designer clothing to handmade candies, antique quilts, folk art, and a variety
                                 of exclusive Williamsburg linens, reproductions and other products. In this uniquely re-created
                                 atmosphere of 18th-century architecture and tree-lined streets, Merchants Square furnishes a
                                 selection of quality services, from entertainment and nationally rated restaurants to quality
                                 banking and investment services.The variety of restaurants and food merchants offers a host of
                                 choices, from a quick sandwich to the freshest seafood, thick steaks or contemporary American
                                 regional cooking.
                                 More than 40 privately owned and operated shops and restaurants in Merchants Square offer
                                 the highest quality merchandise and friendly service.
                                 Handicap Access: Accessible.
                                 Contact: Marina Ashton, Merchants Square Marketing • The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Post
                                 Office Box 1776,Williamsburg,Virginia 23187-1776 • Phone 757-220-7751 • mashton@cwf.org
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Prime Outlets at Williamsburg
Operating Season: Year-round. Closed Easter Day,Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Location: See Map C8 • 5715-62A Richmond Road, (Route 60).
Hours of Operation: Monday–Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Call for special holiday hours.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
Highlights: Ranked within the top 10 of the industry, Prime Outlets at Williamsburg is the largest
shopping facility in the area with more than 90 brand name designer outlet stores. Shop in a
boutique-style atmosphere where you will enjoy incredible savings of 25%-65% off brand name
merchandise. Experience the convenience of finding all of your favorite labels in one location.
Visit Coach, Banana Republic, Jones New York, Liz Claiborne, Nine West, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren,
Timberland,Waterford Wedgwood and Gymboree Outlet to name just a few. In addition to apparel
for the whole family, shop for cookware, cosmetics, china, crystal, handbags, lingerie, luggage
or shoes.After a full day of shopping, spoil yourself with a special treat from Rocky Mountain
Chocolate Factory, Ben & Jerry’s or Harry and David! Prime Outlets at Williamsburg is located
on Route 60, just a few short miles from Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and other major area
attractions. Your visit to Williamsburg would not be complete without a wonderful day of shopping
at Prime Outlets at Williamsburg. For a complete store listing, please visit our website listed below.
Tour group incentives include: promotional materials, coupon books, and meal vouchers for the
bus driver and tour escort. Reservations are required to insure incentives.
Handicap Access: Accessible.
Contact: Prime Outlets at Williamsburg, 5715-62A Richmond Road,Williamsburg,Virginia 23188
Attention: Kathie Strauss, Marketing Manager • Phone 757-565-1119 • Fax 757-565-0369
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                                 Williamsburg Antique Mall
                                 Operating Season: Year-round. Closed Easter Sunday,Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
                                 Location: See Map C6 • 500 Lightfoot Road.
                                 Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sunday noon - 5:00 p.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Highlights: Built in 1997, the Williamsburg Antique Mall is a must see for the antique and col-
                                 lectible lover. Centrally located near the Williamsburg Pottery Factory and outlet centers, the mall
                                 covers 45,000 square feet of well-lit, clean and modern shopping space. In addition, the mall has a
                                 state-of-the-art heating and air conditioning system that allows for comfortable shopping at any
                                 time throughout the year. The mall is a one-story facility with easy handicap accessibility. Once
                                 inside, the customer will find a friendly, knowledgeable staff and a handy electronic call system.
                                 LaPetite Tearoom, located inside the mall, offers gourmet lunches and desserts. Customers can
                                 spend an entire day browsing the mall and enjoying a delicious meal. With 400 dealers, there is
                                 something for everyone ... from fine furniture to funky collectibles! From Williamsburg West on
                                 Route 60, turn at Casey Toyoto onto Lightfoot Road. The mall is 1⁄2 mile on the right. From I-64,
                                 take Exit 234 East onto 199 and exit at Mooretown Road West. Go to the stop light and turn left
                                 onto Lightfoot Road. The mall is 500 feet on the left.
                                 • Mall Gift Certificates          • MasterCard and Visa accepted
                                 • Wheelchair Service              • Member of the National Association
                                 • UPS and freight shipping          of Antique Malls
                                 Handicap Access: Accessible; wheelchair on site and available for use.
                                 Contact: Williamsburg Antique Mall, LLC, 500 Lightfoot Road,Williamsburg,Virginia 23188
                                 Attention: Maggie Rawlings, Manager • Phone 757-565-3422 • Fax 757-565-3751
                                 mrwamantique@tni.net • www.antiqueswilliamsburg.com




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The Williamsburg Outlet Mall
Operating Season: Year-round. Closed Easter Day,Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Open at 12:00 noon, New Year’s Day.
Location: See Map C6 • 6401 Richmond Road.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday’s and Saturday’s 10 a.m. - 9
p.m., and Sunday’s 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Call for Holiday hours, we close at 6 p.m. on the Fourth of July,
Memorial Day, Christmas Eve Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.
Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
Highlights: The Williamsburg Outlet Mall where you can park one time and shop all day at the areas
only enclosed Outlet Center! Break the expensive habit of paying high retail prices on first quality
merchandise by saving 20% to 70% off everyday retail prices in our over 40 stores like Casual Male
Big & Tall, L’eggs Hanes Bali Playtex, Lee/Wrangler, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Revolutionary Harley-
Davidson, Sag Harbor, and Vanity Fair. Enjoy soft served Hershey Ice Cream
at our Hershey’s Ice Cream Parlor. The Williamsburg Outlet Mall proves to be a nice place to spend
several hours while you’re in Williamsburg. Our location just a 1/4 of a mile from the Williamsburg
Pottery and just 5 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg makes us a perfect addition to any itinerary.
Club Platinum Discounts for the 50 and better at participating stores.
Complimentary coupons valued at over $100 and shopping bags for group passengers of 20 or
more. Free VF Outlets voucher for all drivers and escorts. Visit our brand new Motorcoach lounge
available for all drivers and escorts with TV, internet and private phone rooms!
At Your Service: Guest Services available:
• ATM                      • Stroller Rental
• Lost & Found             • Wheelchair Service
• Mall Gift Certificates
Handicap Access: Accessible.
Contact: Kimberly Houston,The Williamsburg Outlet Mall, Post Office Box 7,
6401 Richmond Road, Lightfoot,VA 23090 • Phone 757-565-3378 • Fax 757-565-6488
www.williamsburgoutletmall@whhtrice.com




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                                 Yankee Candle
                                 Operating Season: Year-round. Closed Christmas Day.
                                 Location: See Map C9, 2200 Richmond Road
                                 Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (close at 6:00 p.m. in Jan
                                 & Feb), Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
                                 Motorcoach Parking: Ample, free of charge.
                                 Highlights: YANKEE CANDLE® WILLIAMSBURG is far beyond one of the world’s largest candle
                                 stores. Guests can enjoy animated musical performances and candle making demonstrations.
                                 Or stroll inside Holiday Park, where it’s Christmas every day and it’s always snowing. Santa’s
                                 Workshop is always bustling and the holiday shops are always full of surprises.
                                 Make us a destination for your group tour and we think your guests will agree that Yankee Candle
                                 Williamsburg is quite an unusual place.
                                 Handicap Access: Accessible.
                                 Contact: Teresa Corbett,Yankee Candle Williamsburg, 2200 Richmond Road,Williamsburg,
                                 Virginia 23185 • Toll-Free 877-616-6510 • tcorbet@yankeecandle.com • www.yankeecandle.com




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             TOUR SERVICES
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Carey VIP Chauffeured Services
Operating Season: Year-round. Office Hours 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the phone numbers below.
Location: See Map J25 • 7346 Merrimac Trail, Route 143,Williamsburg. Also, 3141 Azalea Garden
Road in Norfolk and 915 N.Allen Avenue in Richmond.
Rate Information: Competitive - call for low group rates predicated on your specific needs.
Rates vary depending upon airports, type of service required, and equipment used, etc.
Payment: Business or corporate checks,VISA, MasterCard,American Express or cash. Deposit or
credit card required for reservations and billing.
Group Airport Transfer: CAREY VIP Chauffeured Services is the only total ground transportation
company based in Williamsburg. We have sedans, vans, mini-coaches, limousines, and motorcoaches
in our fleet. We service Norfolk, Richmond, Newport News, Dulles, and Reagan National Airports.
CAREY can also provide Meet & Greet and telephone or radio communications between office
and vehicles. We are the official shared ride transportation provider for Norfolk International
Airport. We offer fixed rates based on destination, knowledgeable drivers in uniform, and clean
new vehicles (Crown Victoria sedans and Ford Vans with center aisle). Reservations can be made
on-line, by phone, or by visiting our Airport Connection booth outside of baggage claim.
Highlights: We have more than 30 vehicles including Minicoaches, Sedans, Executive Transporters,
Vans, and Limousines. Since we are a division of James River Bus Lines we have access to their
large fleet of full sized motorcoaches (47 or 55-passenger models).
    • Our professional drivers wear uniforms and are specially trained in customer service
      and safety. We are a franchisee of Carey International, which has locations in over
      400 cities around the world.
    • We bring more than 25 years of experience in providing professional, courteous service
      with clean, late model vehicles.
    • We consistently receive an "Outstanding" rating from the Department of Transportation
      and the Department of Defense
Contact: Carey VIP Chauffeured Services, 7346 Merrimac Trail,Williamsburg,VA 23185
Phone (757) 220-5466 • Toll-free (877) 422-1105 • Fax (757) 253-1948 • For Airport Connection
service call: (757) 963-0433 • For additional information visit: www.CareyVIP.net


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                                 Colonial Connections, Inc.
                                 Receptive Operator & Tour Services for Williamsburg and
                                 Southeastern Virginia
                                 Operating Season: Year-round, daytime and evening programs available.
                                 Location: See Map F13 • 1001 A Richmond Road, Suite 1W
                                 Rate Information: Competitive rates, quoted net per-person.
                                 Payment: Visa, Mastercard and checks accepted.
                                 Highlights: Williamsburg’s most trusted, respected and requested Receptive Tour Operator!
                                 Since 1990, we have assisted thousands of tour groups with lodging, meals, attraction discounts,
                                 transportation and step-on-guide services. We are your one-stop source and we offer convenient
                                 per-person pricing. Call toll-free 800-378-1571 for fast and courteous service!
                                     • Destination expertise — we know the “ins and outs” of Williamsburg!
                                     • Exceptional rates at quality lodging and dining facilities
                                     • Complete packages (including breakfast and dinner) for every budget
                                     • Group discounts at area attractions
                                     • Exciting and fun itineraries tailored to your group
                                     • More than 40 fully licensed guides and escorts to oversee each detail of your visit
                                     • Exclusive tours and evening programs (for details see the Hauntings of Williamsburg)
                                     • Convenient per-person pricing—no surprises!
                                 For all of your professional group tour service needs, including unique and well-timed itineraries
                                 and friendly, knowledgeable guides and escorts, call on the experts at Colonial Connections, Inc.
                                 We will help you get the most out of your Williamsburg experience!
                                 Contact: Sophia J. Harler, Post Office Box 502,Williamsburg,Virginia 23187- 0502
                                 Phone 757-258-3122 • Toll-free: 800 -378-1571 (Nationwide) • Fax 757-258-3665
                                 sophia@colonialconnections.com • www.colonialconnections.com




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Newton Bus Service, Inc.
Operating Season: Year-round.
Location: See Map A30.
Rate Information: Provide us with a complete itinerary and our sales department will give
you an accurate and competitive price for your transportation needs.
Payment: Pre-payment required unless credit has been established.We accept Visa and
Mastercard.
Airport Transfers: We can provide airport transfers to and from Williamsburg and all area
airports.We regularly pick up groups that tour the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown,
and Yorktown at Washington area airports as well.
Charter: Newton Bus Service, Inc. has provided safe and dependable charter service throughout
the U.S. and Canada for more than 55 years.
Convention Services: We can provide convention transportation for the large and the small con-
vention. Our transportation experts would be happy to assist from the beginning of your planning
stage through the conclusion of your convention.
Highlights: We operate 13 55-passenger coaches along with our six late model 46/47-passenger
coaches.All are Prevost XL model coaches with video and cassette or CD players, air conditioned,
& equipped with a public address system. Some have galleys with hot and cold beverage containers
and coolers. Our motorcoach operators are very familiar with the area and are ready and willing to
make your transportation service trouble free. Newton Bus Service is a second generation family
owned and operated company that is large enough to handle your transportation needs and small
enough to be responsive to your concerns.
Contact: Newton Bus Service, Inc., 6838 Belroi Road, Gloucester,Virginia 23061
Phone 804-693-2521 (local) • 757-874-3160 (Williamsburg) • Fax 804-693-7542
www.charteredbus.com




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                                 Oleta Coach Lines, Inc.
                                 Operating Season: Year-round, Sales Office is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                                 24 Hour Emergency Service. (800-65-OLETA, after leaving message dial #911.)
                                 Location: See Map M15.
                                 Rate Information: After receiving a complete itinerary, our office will give you a price quote for
                                 your charter. Packages to attractions and hotels are also available upon request and a brochure can
                                 be printed from the web site.
                                 Airport Transfer: Oleta provides Service to/from these Airports: Norfolk, Richmond, Newport
                                 News/Williamsburg, Dulles, Baltimore/Washington and Reagan National.
                                 Charter: As Williamsburg’s only Locally Owned/Operated Charter Bus Company, groups originat-
                                 ing from all over the United States & Canada, due to the safe, reliable & personal service that we
                                 offer, have grown to depend on Oleta for their Charter needs. If your group is originating from as
                                 far north as Pennsylvania and as far south as North Carolina, for multiple day touring, we can pick
                                 your group up at a competitive rate.As commented about Oleta,“Why settle for less, when you can
                                 relax with the best!”
                                 Convention Services: With delivery of our new 24 Passenger Executive Coach you can conduct
                                 conferences while on the road in a business style atmosphere. Oleta has provided shuttle
                                 services/transportation for many small and large groups that come into the Williamsburg and
                                 surrounding area.
                                 Highlights: Oleta Coach Lines, Inc. was founded by its president for the purpose of rendering a
                                 service to those who deserve to be treated with “a taste of love.”With Oleta’s known greeting of
                                 “May God Bless You” our clients automatically can begin to trust and rely on Oleta for all of their
                                 transportation needs! All of the coaches in our fleet range from 1998 - 2000 MCI 102DL3’s and
                                 2000 Limited Edition 102EL3 models.With “Assurance” as our company motto, you can be assured
                                 of that extra mile!
                                 Contact: Oleta Coach Lines, Inc., Post Office Box 466,Williamsburg,Virginia 23187
                                 Phone 757-253-1008 • Toll-free 800-65-OLETA • Fax 757-253-1050 • www.oleta.com




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Richmond International Airport
Location: See Map A3 • Seven miles from the city of Richmond. One mile south of I-64 on Airport
Drive (Exit 197A), 35 minutes from Williamsburg.
Scheduled Service: Approximately 200 daily flights offer nonstop service to more than 20 major
gateways, with connecting service to most domestic and international destinations. Airlines offering
service from RIC include AirTran,American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Northwest, Skybus, United
and US Airways.
Charter: New Federal Inspection Station (FIS) for International flights. Charter flights handling
offered by Aero Industries, Million Air, and Richmond Jet Center fixed-base operations.
Ground Service: Groome Transportation, offers sedan service across the region and regularly-
scheduled shuttles to Williamsburg. Rental car providers, operating from the airport’s new rental
car facility include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. The GRTC transit
system offers local bus service, and taxicabs meet arriving flights. Specialty vehicles such as
limousines and motor coaches are readily available.
Other services: Food and beverage offering include everything from full-service dining to fast
food and treats. Other amenities include free WiFi on the upper level,ATMs, full-service banking,
regional gifts and apparel, shoe shine service, calling card machines, Business Center with free
WiFi and Ethernet internet access and private meeting rooms, visitor information center, and group
arrival packages. Full-service catering is available for all group travel requirements.
Highlights: Easy “four points” access to all attractions from Central Virginia’s gateway airport,
including Interstate access to Williamsburg,Washington DC, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the
historical sites and museums offered across the region, and Virginia Beach.
Contact: Troy M. Bell, Director Marketing & Air Service Development, Capital Region Airport
Commission, Richmond International Airport, 1 Richard E. Byrd Terminal Drive, Richmond,
Virginia 23250-2400 • Phone 804-226-3000 • Fax 804-652-2607 • tbell@flyrichmond.com
www.flyrichmond.com




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                                 Sterling Event Planners of Williamsburg
                                 Specializing in Custom Programs for Corporate and Individual functions

                                 Operating Season: Year-Round.
                                 Location: See Map I10 • 1138 Professional Drive.
                                 Rate Information: Competitive rates customized to your group’s program.
                                 Payment: Business/personal checks, major credit cards.
                                 Highlights:
                                     • Tour Development - Personalized tours designed specifically for your group covering
                                       Williamsburg’s numerous attractions and the surrounding area. Call us for creative options
                                       to your favorite stops.
                                     • One-Stop Group Packages - Designed on a per person or total package structure negotiating
                                       accommodation rates, transportation coordination, professional guide service, dining,
                                       entertainment, theming and decor. One call, one contact, one payment for your convenience.
                                     • Custom Programs - Creativity abounds as we assist you in planning incentive trips, company
                                       meetings, spousal & children’s programs, conferences and meetings, team-building activities,
                                       senior groups, educational groups, family reunions, weddings, and so much more.
                                 Sterling Services
                                     • Transportation Services                 • VIP Meet & Greet Services
                                     • Specialized Tours                       • Professional Experienced Tour Guides
                                     • Decorating & Theming of Events          • Corporate Meetings & Special Events
                                     • On-site Program Coordination            • Spouse & Children’s Programs
                                     • Tailored Programs for Any Occasion      • Entertainment for Events
                                 Contact: Lee B. MacLeod, CMP, Post Office Box 6711, 1138 Professional Dr.,Williamsburg,VA 23187
                                 Phone 757-220 -5757 • Toll-free 800-827-5758 • Fax 757-220-3825 • sterling@sterling-events.com
                                 www.sterling-events.com




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                Post Office Box 3495 • Williamsburg, VA 23187-3495
(800) 368-6511 • (757) 229-6511 • (757) 253-1397 (fax) • www.VisitWilliamsburg.com

				
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