2018 SYTA - Virginia Tourism Partners, Booth #401

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation: Joan Heikens, 757-253-4345, joan.heikens@jyf.virginia.gov

2019 Commemoration, American Evolution: AmericanEvolutionMarketing@jyf.virginia.gov

Virginia Tourism Corporation: Stephanie Kenney, 804-545-5547, skenney@virginia.org

Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance: Vivian Bunting, 757-229-6975, bunting@visitwilliamsburg.com

Petersburg Area Regional Tourism: Martha Burton, 804-861-1666, mburton@craterpdc.org

Richmond Region Tourism: Toni Bastian, 804-783-7454, tbastian@visitrichmondva.com

Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau: Jim Coggin, 757-385-6642, jcoggin@visitvirginiabeach.com

Visit Norfolk: Melissa Hopper, 757-403-5802, mhopper@visitnorfolktoday.com

Hampton Convention & Visitors Bureau: Bruce Newton, 757-728-5319, bnewton@hamptoncvb.com

Newport News Tourism Development: Barb Kleiss, 757-926-1442, bkleiss@nngov.com

Shenandoah Valley Tourism Partnership: Katie Campbell, 540-332-3865, campbellks@ci.staunton.va.us

York County Tourism Development: Kristi Olsen, 757-890-3500, olsen@yorkcounty.gov

Visit Loudoun: Hannah Oliver, 703-669-4434, Oliver@visitloudoun.org

 

Discover Prince William & Manassas: Mike Stoupa, 703-792-8425, mstoupa@pwcgov.org

Visit Fairfax: Linda Horowitz, 703-752-9513, lhorowitz@fxva.com

Arlington Convention & Visitors Service: Monica Cannon, mcannon@arlingtonva.us

 

Virginia Attractions Partners: SYF Silent Auction Package

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement, both AAM accredited living-history museums are operated by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia under the Secretary of Education in the Williamsburg area of Virginia.
Both museums offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor group experiences: educational programs, group tours, performance package, private tours, dining and shopping all year long. The perfect addition to any itinerary! Both inside and out! Both are among the nation’s premier living-history museums telling the story of America’s beginnings. www.historyisfun.org   joan.heikens@jyf.virginia.gov tina.theodor@jyf.virginia.gov

Special Exhibitions: November 10, 2018‐January 5, 2020: “Tenacity: Women of Jamestown and early Virginia” Special Exhibition, Jamestown Settlement 2019 Commemoration: AMERICAN EVOLUTION TM Legacy Project includes new interactive exhibits at Jamestown Settlement and the addition of the “Rebellion Theater”. June 2019 – February 2020: “Forgotten Soldier” Special Exhibition, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, both held in conjunction with 2019 Commemoration, AMERICAN EVOLUTIONTM, marking the 400th anniversary of the first recorded Africans in Virginia and the first recruitment of English women in significant numbers. www.americanevolution2019.com

Colonial Williamsburg: Travel back in time and immerse yourself in a 301 acre 18th-century city. Explore historic buildings and wander through gardens. Engage our nation’s founders and gain a new perspective on our American story. This year Colonial Williamsburg unveils new programming at sites including the Geddy, Wythe, and Randolph houses and Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury. Guests of all ages can meet the nation’s founders, enjoy period stories, and even try their hands at historic trades and games, with a focus on fun for young revolutionaries. Group Info: We offer a variety of options for groups of all sizes, interests, and ages to explore our city and world-class art museums. www.colonialwilliamsburg.org  wjeffery@cwf.org

George Washington’s Mount Vernon: Plan Your Visit Discover the Home of George and Martha Washington. Once a vibrant plantation in the 18th century, the estate is now one of the nation’s most visited historic sites. Combining an authentically interpreted 18th-century home, lush gardens and grounds, intriguing museum galleries, immersive programs, and first-rate dining and shopping, Mount Vernon is an incomparable national treasure. Open 365 Days a Year, Mount Vernon is located just 15 miles south of Washington DC. www.mountvernon.org  cciavarella@mountvernon.org

Kings Dominion: We’ve got 400 acres packed with more than 60 rides, shows and attractions for all kinds of explorers. Thrill-seekers will get their adrenaline fix with one of the East Coast’s largest collection of breath-taking roller coasters – 13 in all — including Intimidator 305™, which stretches 305 feet tall and screams at more than 90 miles per hour. Families can explore Planet Snoopy with zany shows and activities featuring Snoopy and the entire PEANUTS™ gang plus 20 rides designed for families to experience together!

New for 2018- steel and wood combine forces to bring you our newest roller coaster, Twisted Timbers. This hybrid coaster is the first of its kind in the mid-Atlantic and uses the latest technology to bring you a ride experience impossible on a traditional wooden coaster. Plus, coming November 2018, a brand-new season of fun with WinterFest, a holiday event filled with millions of lights, festive activities, rides and more.Soak up the sun in the recently expanded Soak City, our all-inclusive 20-acre water park, filled with exciting water slides, two wave pools, cabanas, an interactive splash pad for kids and more! www.kingsdominion.com   katie.barron@kingsdominion.com

Luray Caverns: A U.S Natural Landmark – largest in the East and the most visited in United States. Explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high and pass through huge chambers filled with towering stone columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools. www.LurayCaverns.com john.shaffer@luraycaverns.com

Mariners Museum & Park: With your guest pass to the Mariners’ Museum you can explore over 90,000 square feet of gallery space with rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, paintings, and much more. Also during your visit please watch one of our 3D films. This high-definition theater allows visitors to transcend the Museum experience into the world of exploration and more! www.marinersmuseum.org   bkitchens@marinersmuseum.org

Military Aviation Museum: Home to one of the largest private collections of World War I and World War II era military aircraft in the world. Each of our planes has been beautifully restored to its prior military condition, using original parts whenever possible. Most of the planes are airworthy and flown at the museum during flight demonstrations and at air shows throughout the year. Some being the last flight-ready aircraft of their time, and all of them being one of a kind. www.militaryaviationmuseum.org   events@aviationmuseum.us

Motor World Virginia Beach: Your Place to Race – Motor World is Your Place to Race providing fun and excitement for all ages. Motor World is the largest Go-Kart Complex on the East Coast featuring 10 Go-Kart Tracks, 14 different style go-karts, 250 karts total, bumper boats, kiddy rides, arcade, games, food and more. Check out the 2 largest and most challenging miniature golf courses in Virginia Beach. This 21-acre park has fun for all ages call today. www.vbmotorworlk.com   sam@vbmotorworld.com

Pamplin Park: One of “Virginia’s Best Places to Visit” according to the Travel Channel, and designated as a National Historic Landmark, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a 424-acre Civil War campus located in Dinwiddie County, Virginia offering a combination of high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. The Park has four world-class museums and four antebellum homes. The Park is also the site of The Breakthrough Battlefield of April 2, 1865 and America’s premiere participatory experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. www.pamplinpark.org  aromanick@pamplinpark.org

The Observation Deck at CEB Tower: You’ve never seen Washington DC like this before! There’s only one place where you have stunning 360° panoramic views of our nation’s capital, The Observation Deck at CEB Tower. Students will experience historic monuments, famous landmarks, and natural beauty – all from the tallest building in the region.

Explore our modern 12,000-square-foot space; featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that give a new perspective on the capital of the United States. “Windows into History” touch screens surround the observatory and allow students to both learn and interact by answering thought provoking questions. To make the most of your visit, venture out onto our open-air terrace for a once in a lifetime photo with the Washington DC skyline. The Observation Deck at CEB Tower, the only place you can truly View It All From the Top. www.theviewofDC.com   chmcmillan@legends.net

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: It is where you can see the worlds largest collection of Chesapeake Bay fishes… come face to face with seaturtles…encounter sharks with nothing to fear…touch horseshoe crabs and stingrays…look for wild life in the salt marsh…Explore it all at the Virginia Aquarium.  www.virginiaaquarium.com   MKlepeis@virginiaaquarium.com

Virginia Living Museum: View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Touch live horseshoe crabs. Relive the age of the dinosaurs. It’s all at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, where living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Visitors experience animals native to Virginia in habitats, discovery centers and interactive exhibits. The Virginia Living Museum showcases Virginia’s natural and living resources to encourage understanding and protection of our natural world. Explore the new outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail with 16 life-like dinosaurs, paleo camp, dig pits & dinosaur fossils. www.theVLM.org   rentals@thevlm.org