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May 24, 2016

Honoring Service Program Expands with Year-round Military Admissions Savings

Current Military Personnel, Dependents to Qualify for Free Single-day Admission

Beginning June 1, Colonial Williamsburg’s Honoring Service to America program expands year-round to offer a complimentary Single-day admission ticket for active-duty military, reserve and National Guard personnel and up to three direct dependents, while each year retirees and veterans qualify for 50 percent off a Single-day ticket or Annual Passes for up to five direct dependents.

The promotion is part of a Foundation initiative to further honor military service and follows the official May 26 opening of Liberty Lounge, a new complimentary space where ticketed Colonial Williamsburg military guests can relax and recharge in the Revolutionary City.

Elisabeth Reiss, wife of Colonial Williamsburg President and CEO Mitchell B. Reiss, spearheads the expansion of military outreach including the Honoring Service program.

“We are so pleased to offer complimentary admission to our active-duty servicemen and servicewomen,” Elisabeth Reiss said. “Expanding military outreach is both our duty and privilege, and this promotion plays an important role in that outreach. All of us here at the Foundation look forward to hosting our brave members of the military and their families.”

The Honoring Service to America program will continue to offer free Colonial Williamsburg admission to all military personnel and their dependents during the Memorial Day and Veterans Day weekends, supported since 2015 by a $100,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation.

Eligible guests may take advantage of these offers onsite at ticket locations including the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center and the Lumber House and Merchants Square ticket offices. Additional information is available online at or by calling 855-296-6627.

Media Contact:
Joe Straw