Colonial Williamsburg Offers Visitors New Way to Experience Colonial America

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ — On March 20, 2006, Colonial Williamsburg will launch a new two-day interactive program, Revolutionary City — From Subjects to Citizens, to connect guests to the emotional and philosophical climate of the period leading up to and during the American Revolution. This is an exciting new way for visitors to feel involved as they are transported to the 18th-century when visiting this popular vacation destination.

Day one will feature the collapse of royal government, depicting pivotal events during 1774 to 1776, including British Royal Governor Lord Dunmore’s dismissal of the House of Burgesses and the convening of the first Virginia convention. Day two spans July 1776 – September 1781, beginning with the Declaration of Independence and including the British Occupation of the city. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with the characters’ personal stories and share the challenges they faced as they separated themselves from British rule. The two days can be experienced in any order and guests are free to roam and experience the series of events that happened in real time during the revolution.

The Revolutionary City program will take place in the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. daily. Admission to the Revolutionary City is included with the Colonial Williamsburg general admission ticket. For more information or reservations, call toll-free 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website, http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/ .

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