March 24th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments
Revolutionary City has returned to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area for it’s seventh season!
Each day, in the eastern end of the Historic Area (near the Capital Building), the town becomes a stage, with street performers in period garb acting out the stories of revolutionary days, during 18th century Williamsburg.
On Mondays,“Building a Nation” explores the lives of residents and visitors to Williamsburg and their contributions to the founding of the new nation.
On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, “The King’s Government Collapses 1765-1776″ when Great Britain’s King George III attempts to tighten controls over the colonies, turning the situation into a rebellion.
On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays,“The Challenge of Independence” details what Virginians were facing from July 1776 to October 1781, during the War for Independance.
March 19th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments
Jamestown’s archaeologist, William Kelso, will be honored with one of Britain’s highest awards – honorary commander of the Order of the British Empire. Archaeologists, working at Historic Jamestown Island under the direction of Kelso, have discovered over 1.4 million artifacts . Current digs have revealed the church where Pocohontas and David Rolfe were married in the early 1600′s.
The Order of the British Empire dates back to 1917 and was established by King George the V. The Order has more than 100,00 members, comprised of citizens from the United Kingdom as well as other countries (admitted as “honorary” members).For more information on Historic Jamestown, please visit: www.historicjamestowne.org
February 8th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so why not bring that special someone to Historic Williamsburg this month.
Take advantage of our last minute specials throughout the month, but you must reserve within five days of your stay to take advantage of these reduced rates.
So please give us a call or reserve online and we will welcome you and that special someone to Williamsburg this February!
October 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments
The air is crisp, the sky is blue, and there are many events happening!
Colonial Williamsburg is in all it’s splendor as the leaves begin to change – there is a full schedule of events going on everyday – so why not enjoy a little time away from it all and join us in Williamsburg!
Please see our last minute Specials if you are able to escape at a moments notice.
We look forward to welcoming you to Colonial Williamsburg and Bentley Manor Inn this fall!
July 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments
Fifes and Drums
This summer, Historic Williamsburg will not go dark in the evening! They have introduced “Live After Five”, new programs throughout the Historic Area as well as new dining programs. Every Friday there is “A Salute to the Nation”, a tribute to our country which includes Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums, concluding with a fireworks salute – now thru August 26th.
Every night throughout the Historic Area, cresset’s will be lighted as you partake in any number of evening programs including, “A Grand Medley of Entertainments” and “Pirates Amongst Us” – now thru September 2nd.
The Taverns are always of interest, such as Chowning’s, which transforms it’s garden into a beer garden where you may enjoy an evening filled with music, visits from characters of the Colonial past, as well as 18th century games – nightly 5-7 PM through September 1st.
For more information on “Live After Five” go to : www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/visit/summer/
We invite you to have fun this summer in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area!