We firmly believe you shouldn’t have to spend a fortune on your summer vacation to travel back in time. Whether you’re looking to plan a trip for the young or the young at heart—we’ve rounded up a big list of the best Colonial Williamsburg deals and discounts to help you plan an amazing trip. The best part? No coupon code is required.
TIPS FOR FAMILIES
KIDS STAY, PLAY & EAT FREE! This summer with our Kids Stay, Play & Eat FREE Package, kids 12 and under will receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission, free breakfast, and free dinner. Does it get any better? Prices start at just $89 per adult, per night, based on double occupancy.
FOR THE THRILL-SEEKERS: This summer, experience Colonial Williamsburg, Water Country, and Busch Gardens—all for one great price. The Summer Bounce package (which includes tickets to all three destinations AND your hotel stay at the kid-friendly Williamsburg Woodlands) starts at $79 per person, per night, based on a family of four. Free breakfast and shuttle included.
TAKE A TOUR THROUGH HISTORY: History is complicated, but your vacation doesn’t have to be. If you’re looking to maximize your time in our historic region, America’s Historic Triangle package is for you. It includes Colonial Williamsburg admission, tickets to Jamestown and Yorktown, daily breakfast, and your hotel stay. Rates start at $139 per person, per night based on double occupancy.
QUICK & EASY KIDS’ DINING: Huzzah’s Eatery children’s menu has cheeseburgers, pizzas, and macaroni and cheese all for $8 and under. With games to play and pictures to color while you wait, Huzzah’s is a home run. It’s also conveniently located beside the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel. (See above tips.)
HISTORIC DINING FOR KIDS: Chowning’s Tavern’s Young Patriot’s Menu has chicken strips, hot dogs and healthy sides for $7 and under. Take a break from exploring at Chowning’s Tavern, located in the heart of the Historic Area.
FREE KIDS’ CARTOONS! Sit back and relax as we entertain the whole family with FREE morning cartoons and animal-lover features for kids at the Kimball Theatre on select weekends.
- Cars – June 11 & 12
- Classic Jonny Quest Cartoons (1964) – June 18 & 25
- Looney Tunes Classics – July 2, 9 & 30 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Walt Disney’s The Cat From Outer Space – July 2 & 9 at 12:45 p.m.; July 5, 6, 12 & 13 at noon
- Courage of Lassie – July 19, 20, 26, 27 & 30 and August 2 & 3 all showings at 12:45 p.m.
- Classic Jonny Quest cartoons – August 6, 13 & 27 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
- Walt Disney’s Bolt – August 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31 at 12:45 p.m.; August 27 and September 3 at 12:15 p.m.
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: For those kids who aren’t afraid of a little spooky fun, enjoy the Official Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Walk for just $10 for adults and $5 for kids, ages 6-12.
TIPS FOR COUPLES
BUNDLE YOUR STAY & SAVE: Book a ready-made vacation with the Revolutionary City package; it includes Colonial Williamsburg admission, daily breakfast, a 2016 refillable mug (with $1 refill locations throughout the Historic Area) and your hotel stay the Williamsburg Lodge. Rates start at $119 per person, per night based on double occupancy.
DINNER FOR TWO, PLEASE: See the Revolutionary City at your leisure, explore the Art Museums, and leave the cooking to us. As part of our Taste of a Tavern Package, you’ll enjoy Colonial Williamsburg admission, daily breakfast, and a two-course tavern dinner. Rates start at $149 per person, per night based on double occupancy.
LET’S MAKE THIS A REGULAR THING: Already sold on Colonial Williamsburg? Become an Annual Pass member and enjoy year-round access and savings. (Even if it’s your first visit, we’re sure you won’t be able to see it all in just one trip!) Special savings include:
- 25% discount on most tours and evening programs
- 25% discount on child’s 18th-century costume rentals
- 10% discount off purchases at official CW stores
- Special promotions for Friends and Family
NO HORSING AROUND HERE: As part of a new partnership with Lakewood Trails, we’re pleased to offer guests of our hotels a discount on an exclusive Hoof Beats through History horseback riding experience.
BEER. 10 DIFFERENT KINDS. THE END. Beers in the ‘Burg events offer live music and the ability to sample 10 different brews in Chowning’s back garden for just $25 per person. Events happen throughout the summer.
SCARE UP SOME NIGHTLIFE: Dying to explore the spooky side of Williamsburg? For just $15 each, take part in Ghosts Amongst Us, a one-hour dramatic walking tour filled with haunted history. You never know what you’ll see.
DRINK & BE MERRY: Stay hydrated with refreshing cold beverages in our 2016 Souvenir Refillable Mug—featuring our furry friend Liberty the dog. The mug is just $10.95 with additional refills for $1. Water is free!
IF IT’S FREE, IT’S FOR ME: Enjoy free entertainment in Chowning’s garden every Friday night in August with your dinner and drinks.
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TIPS FOR LOCALS
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE OUR NEIGHBOR? If you’re a local (and live within the following area codes: 23089, 23090, 23127, 23168, 23185, 23186, 23187, 23188), you are eligible for a Good Neighbor pass for just $10 for the entire year. Discounts include:
- 10% off your purchases at official CW stores
- 25% off tickets for most tours and evening programs
- 10% off food and beverage purchases at the Raleigh Tavern Bakery and all Colonial Williamsburg dining taverns, restaurants, and cafés
- Seasonal discount on carriage rides
- 10% discount on Busch Gardens & Water Country USA single-day admission tickets
- 25% off up to 20 general admission passes each year per household for your friends and family
- Access to Pass Member Preview Day
BOND. JAMES BOND. Take in a spectacular lineup of the first four original SPECTRE James Bond movies on the big screen at the Kimball Theatre. Tickets are just $4 for each film.
- Dr. No – June 18, 25 & 26
- From Russia with Love – June 18, 25 & 26
- Thunderball – June 19, 25 & 26
- You Only Live Twice – June 19, 25 & 26
GET LOCKED UP: Gather a group of friends (or make some new ones while you’re there) and play our newest interactive game—Escape the King. You’ll be locked in a room by a British officer as suspected rebels against the Crown and will have one hour to escape. Work together to find clues, solve riddles, and escape before the officer returns. Tickets are $20 per person.
TIPS FOR MILITARY
WE HAVE A GUIDE FOR THAT: 2016 is an exciting year for new military-specific offerings and discounts. Check out our special offers for military families guide.
TIPS FOR STUDENTS, SENIORS, EDUCATORS & MUSEUM PROFESSIONALS
THANK YOUR ALMA MATER: Are you a William & Mary Student, Parent, or Alumni? We offer a discounted Collegiate Pass for you, too.
EVEN MORE DISCOUNTING: We also always offer discounted admission for Seniors, Educators, and Museum Professionals.
TIPS FOR THE “SHORT ON TIME”
JUST A TASTE: We are going to warn you, you will not be able to see it all (or even come close) in just a few hours, but if you need a head start, our Sampler Ticket offers a taste of the action. Visit two trade shops, the Public Gaol, and one family home. Although most of the major, iconic sites are not included in this tour, we think it will leave you wanting more. Adults are $25.99 and kids ages 6-12 are $12.49.
MUST-SEE MUSEUMS: Similarly, if you only have an hour and want to check out the world-class Art Museums, try an Art Museum Single-day Ticket for just $12.99 for adults and $6.49 for kids ages 6-12. (But remember, admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg is also always included in regular admission as well.)
FOOD LION MVPS: Are you a Food Lion MVP Card holder? Receive $10 off a Single-day ticket during July and August.
AAA OK: If you are a AAA Member, visit your local office before your visit for discounted admission tickets.
Will you be taking advantage of any of these special offers? Where is your “go to” source for vacation deals?
Thank you to Wayne Reynolds for the beautiful photo.