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Special Events Set to Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend at Colonial Williamsburg

Interpreters portraying the first, third, and fourth American Presidents pose in front of the capitol building on Jan. 19, 2023. Left to right: Brian Austin, portraying Nation Builder James Madison, Ron Carnegie, portraying Nation Builder George Washington, and Kurt Smith, portraying Nation Builder Thomas Jefferson. (Provided by CW)

WILLIAMSBURG — Colonial Williamsburg has a variety of special events slated for Presidents Day Weekend.

A Salute to the Presidents begins at 1 p.m. on Feb. 18-19 at Market Square North, behind the Courthouse. The event, free and open to the public, features the Fifes & Drums of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia State Garrison Regiment, and Nation Builders Washington and Jefferson.

According to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the commemoration will recognize those citizens who have served in the office of the President of the United States over the centuries and the states of their birth. 

Three special events are included with a Colonial Williamsburg ticket:

  • A Public Audience with George Washington: Feb. 17 at 3-3:30 p.m. on the Governor’s Palace Stage.
  • A Public Audience with Thomas Jefferson: Feb. 18 at 3-3:30 p.m. on the Governor’s Palace Stage.
  • A Public Audience with James Madison: Feb. 19 at 3-3:30 p.m. on the Governor’s Palace Stage.

In addition, a special ticketed event “An Evening with the Presidents” will be held at the Hennage Auditorium from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 17-18. A Colonial Williamsburg ticket is not required to purchase a ticket for this event.

The Art Museums will also hold a performance of “My Dear Madam” at the Hennage Auditorium from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Feb. 19. A ticket to the museum is required to attend.

Visit the official website for more information about the events, tickets, and Colonial Williamsburg offerings.

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