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Muskets put bang into Colonial history

Muskets put bang into Colonial history

WILLIAMSBURG — Starting March 19, Colonial Williamsburg guests can get their hands on history in a new and exciting way — firing replicas of two 18th-century firearms.

But the experience won't come cheap.

Guests will pay $119 each for the privilege. That gets them 10 shots and a history lesson.

"As a not-for-profit organization, the pricing of Colonial Williamsburg programs reflects costs and the need to ensure the Foundation's financial sustainability," said spokesman Joe Straw.

The musket range is a Colonial Williamsburg initiative to try to attract new visitors with a unique hands-on historical experience. It's one of a number of such program started...