Colonial Williamsburg: Veterans and military families get in free this weekend

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

In honor of Veterans Day, members of the military and their families get in free at Colonial Williamsburg this weekend.

Under the “Honoring Service to America” program, free one-day tickets are available to active and retired members of the military and National Guard, reservists, veterans, retirees and their dependents, according to a release.

Made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation, the initiative has given away 18,000 tickets since 2014. This year, it runs from Nov. 11 through Nov. 14.

“We are deeply grateful to the Home Depot Foundation for supporting the Honoring Service to America program, and we look forward to welcoming service members, veterans, retirees and their families throughout the holiday weekend,” Elisabeth Reiss, wife of Colonial Williamsburg President and CEO Mitchell Reiss and leader of a military outreach initiative, said in a release. “We invite men and women in uniform and their loved ones for complimentary fun, relaxation and inspiration in gratitude for their selfless service to the nation.”

The free tickets are available at the visitor center, Lumber House ticket office and Merchant’s Square ticket window. Valid ID must be presented and an adult needs to be present with minor children. Children older than 10 must show dependent IDs.

For more information, call 855-296-6627 or check Colonial Williamsburg’s website.