Festive fun in every corner of Jamestown-Williamsburg-Yorktown region
WILLIAMSBURG, Va., October 17, 2014 —Cherish holiday memories and family moments this season in America’s Historic Triangle, where a year-round vacation package allows visitors to take in living-history programs and festive events that delve into the stories of the nation’s beginnings – the 1607 founding at Jamestown of America’s first permanent English colony, Revolutionary times in Williamsburg, and the securing of American independence at Yorktown in 1781.
The America’s Historic Triangle vacation package features unlimited admission to three premier living-history museums – Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center – and two nationally significant historic sites – Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield – and modern-day accommodations for up to seven days. It’s also a season for saving, as the package offers affordable options for a holiday getaway to the Williamsburg area.
The America’s Historic Triangle vacation package includes lodging at one of a variety of Williamsburg area accommodations and unlimited visits, with free parking, to all five attractions during the package stay for up to seven days. In 2014, packages start at $389 for two adults and two children, based on a double occupancy, with a minimum two-night stay. A separate America’s Historic Triangle attraction admission ticket is available at $88.50 for adults (ages 16 and older) and $38.75 for children (ages 6-15).
Explore the nation’s beginnings in Jamestown, where the 1607 site of America’s first permanent English colony is preserved at Historic Jamestowne. Jamestown Settlement chronicles the 1600s through extensive gallery exhibits and living history at re-created ships, fort and Powhatan Indian village. In Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City, discover the restored 18th-century colonial Virginia capital, where patriots ignited the cause for freedom and laid the groundwork for the creation of this great nation. At Yorktown, walk the ground where America’s independence was won in 1781 at Yorktown Battlefield. Discover the lives of people who witnessed the Revolution through Yorktown Victory Center living-history programs in a re-created Continental Army encampment and 1780s farm.
Families will enjoy discovering 17th- and 18th-century English and American holiday traditions throughout December during Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center’s “A Colonial Christmas,” and enjoy an evening of festivities and caroling at the Historic Jamestowne Memorial Church during “At Christmas be mery” on December 13 and 19 (separate admission required). An array of festivities takes place throughout Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, including the traditional “Grand Illumination,” featuring fireworks, music and candlelit buildings on December 7.
For information about America’s Historic Triangle vacation package throughout the year or during the holiday season, visit http://www.americashistorictriangle.com or call 1-888-463-0206.
Media Contacts for “America’s Historic Triangle” Package Destinations:
Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City and Art Museums
Joe Straw, (757) 220-7287
Barbara Brown, (757) 220-7280
Historic Jamestowne & Yorktown Battlefield (National Park Service)
Michael Byrd, (757) 898-2422
Historic Jamestowne (Preservation Virginia)
Joe Straw, (757) 220-7287
Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
Tracy Perkins, (757) 253-4114