Colonial Williamsburg to offer free admission to military families on Veterans Day weekend

Jimmy LaRoue
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Colonial Williamsburg will offer military members and their families free single-day admission for Veterans Day weekend, Friday-Monday.

The free admission will be for active duty military visitors, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, retirees and their dependents, according to a Colonial Williamsburg Foundation news release.

The free admission is part of Colonial Williamsburg’s Honoring Service to America ticket program, made possible through a $100,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation, which has provided more than 23,000 tickets to military members and their families since 2014, the release states.

“Colonial Williamsburg is extremely grateful to the Home Depot Foundation for again sponsoring the Honoring Service to America program,” said Elisabeth Reiss, leader of the Foundation’s military outreach initiative and wife of Colonial Williamsburg president and CEO Mitchell B. Reiss, in a prepared statement.

Admissions tickets give visitors access to trade shops, homes and gardens, as well as the Governor’s Palace and museums. Military families with tickets also have access to the Liberty Lounge, located behind the Millinery Shop on Duke of Gloucester Street. The lounge offers military members and their families a place to rest as they’re visiting Colonial Williamsburg.

The free tickets are available at all Colonial Williamsburg on-site ticket locations with proper ID. Minor dependents need to be accompanied by an adult, and dependents ages 10 and up must present valid dependent ID.

Free Honoring Service to America admission tickets are available year-round to active duty service members, reservists and National Guard members.

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