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May 17, 2016

The Liberty Lounge at Colonial Williamsburg Welcomes Military Guests

Lounge reserved for members of the armed forces, veterans, retirees and their dependents opens May 26 ahead of Memorial Day weekend

The Liberty Lounge, a new complimentary space where ticketed Colonial Williamsburg military guests – including retirees, veterans and their dependents – can relax and recharge in the Revolutionary City, officially opens Thursday, May 26.

Located in the Margaret Hunter Workshop just off Duke of Gloucester Street, the Liberty Lounge offers amenities for relaxation including hot and cold beverages, wireless Internet access and a children’s area. To receive a complimentary Liberty Lounge pass, guests should bring proof of military service to any Colonial Williamsburg ticketing location and present or purchase a current admission ticket including a Single-day, Multiday, Annual, Good Neighbor, Collegiate or service-related complimentary pass.

The Liberty Lounge is part of a broad military outreach initiative led by Elisabeth Reiss, wife of Colonial Williamsburg President and CEO Mitchell B. Reiss.

“It is an honor to extend hospitality to our deserving military and their families,” Elisabeth Reiss said. “We look forward to Liberty Lounge’s opening and the opportunity it will provide us to serve those who serve our nation selflessly.”

The lounge is staffed by Foundation volunteers, many of whom served in the military or whose relatives served, and showcases vintage military memorabilia from Foundation collections.

Again this year, Colonial Williamsburg offers the “Honoring Service to America” Ticket, which provides free admission Memorial Day and Veterans Day weekend for members of the military, retirees, veterans, and their dependents, supported by a $100,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation.

Expanded military outreach continues June 1, when active-duty military, reserve and National Guard personnel qualify for complimentary Single-day admission for themselves and up to three direct dependents, while retirees and veterans qualify for 50 percent off Single-day Passes and up to five Annual Passes.

Corporate sponsors Lowe’s, Royal Cup and The Fresh Market contributed to Liberty Lounge in addition to funding from a generous anonymous donor.

Additional information about the Liberty Lounge is available at Colonial Williamsburg ticketing locations, online or by calling 1-855-296-6627.

Media Contact:
Joe Straw