Virginia’s Historic Garden Week

April 9th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments

Virginia’s  79th Historic Garden Week is April 21 through the 28, 2012!

The Garden Club of Virginia, for one week every April, invites one and all to more than 250 of Virginia’s most unique gardens and homes throughout the state. Historic Garden Week is the oldest and largest event of its kind in the United States!

Williamsburg shares in this event with eight homes and gardens on display (including The College of William and Mary), held on April 24, 2012. Bentley Manor Inn is fortunate to have one of the homes and gardens, directly down the street from our location, on College Terrace - it will most certainly be a special event this year!

 

Revolutionary City is Back!

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.

Jamestown’s Archaeologist Honored

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

Don’t Forget Valentine’s Day!

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!

Fall is in the air in Colonial Williamsburg

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!