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Colonial Williamsburg raises ticket prices for first time in four years

Colonial Williamsburg announced on Tuesday that it would raise its admission prices for the first time in four years. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Colonial Williamsburg announced on Tuesday that it would raise its admission prices for the first time in four years. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

For those looking to experience history in the heart of the revolution, there will be higher costs for Colonial Williamsburg tickets starting in July.

According to a news release from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, this is the first price increase for regular admission in four years.

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“We’re fortunate to have maintained current prices since 2015, however the market and good stewardship require that we adjust,” said Paula Pritchard, director of sales for Colonial Williamsburg

The new ticket prices will go into effect on July 8 and vary depending on the type of ticket and age of passholder.

Adult:

  • Single-day ticket, $44.99
  • Multiday ticket, $54.99
  • Annual pass, $74.99
  • Art Museums single-day ticket, $14.99
  • Good neighbor pass, $19.99

Youth ages 6 to 12:

  • Single-day ticket, $24.99
  • Multiday ticket, $29.99
  • Annual pass, $41.99
  • Art Museums single-day ticket, $8.99
  • Good Neighbor pass, $9.99

Single and multi-day passes give ticket holders access to approximately 40 historic sites and trade shops, programs and tours, admission to the Colonial Williamsburg art museums, complimentary shuttle services and discounts on carriage rides. 

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A Good Neighbor Pass, for residents of Williamsburg, James City County and the Bruton District of York County, gives guests 25 percent off various evening programs and child costume rentals, discounted tickets for family and friends, and a 10 percent discount off Colonial Williamsburg’s retail, food and beverage purchases.

Additionally, Colonial Williamsburg will offer free annual Good Neighbor passes to local teachers and 50 percent off single-day tickets and annual passes to teachers with professional identification, according to the news release.

However, there are various ticket prices for certain areas will remain unchanged:

  • America’s Historic Triangle ticket, $100 for adults, $45 for youth age 6 to 15
  • Williamsburg Flex ticket, $201.69 for adults, $152.69 for youth ages 6 to 15
  • Summer Bounce ticket, $145.99 for adults, $102.99 for youth ages 6 to 12

According to the news release, revenue from admission ticket sales and commercial operations sustain the foundation’s educational programs and preservation.

For more information, visit Colonial Williamsburg online.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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