Colonial Williamsburg Receives $100,000 to Support Free Tickets to Military

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Free admission to current and retired military members and their families are available for Veterans Day weekend. (Courtesy Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
Free admission to current and retired military members and their families will be available for Veterans Day weekend. (Courtesy Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

A recent $100,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation will help Colonial Williamsburg continue the tradition of providing free admission tickets to members of the military and veterans on Memorial and Veterans Day weekends.

Since the “Honoring Service to America” program began in 2014, more than 11,000 active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, national guardsmen and their immediate dependents have benefited from the program.

The free weekend-long passes include admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City, the Capitol, the Governor’s Palace, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, Bassett Hall, 30 historic trade sites and the military encampment.

The tickets also include access to an orientation tour around Colonial Williamsburg, a screening of “Williamsburg: the Story of a Patriot,” free shuttle bus service to and from the Regional Visitor Center and free parking at the Visitor Center.

“As part of our commitment to improving the lives of U.S. military veterans and their families, we’re proud to partner with Colonial Williamsburg to do something special for those who have sacrificed so much for all of us.” said Ashley Luft, director of the Home Depot Foundation.

The service member does not have to be present for immediate dependents to use their tickets as long as they provide appropriate identification at the time of pick-up.

Tickets for Veterans Day weekend, which is Nov. 6 through 11, will be available Nov. 6 at the Visitor Center.