During Veterans Day Weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia, active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their dependents receive free admission to Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. The entire weekend – November 9-12, 2012 – veterans and their families can explore these three historical sites free of charge in honor of the sacrifice and dedication they’ve shown to their country.
Explore the Revolutionary City, hear the stirring cadences of the Fifes and Drums, join in the commemorative Veteran’s Day March, and browse the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. At Historic Jamestowne you can take part in activities exploring the first permanent English settlement in North America. Share the moment of discovery with archaeologists and witness archaeology-in-action at the 1607 James Fort excavation; tour the reconstructed 17th-century Jamestown Memorial Church and original 17th-century church tower; take a walking tour with a park ranger through the New Towne area along the scenic James River; "meet" a 17th-century personality; and watch costumed glassblowers at the Glasshouse. Yorktown Battlefield is the site of the final battle of the American Revolutionary War, and is home to the Yorktown Victory Center. Artifact-filled galleries and outdoor recreations showcase the life of Americans during the Revolutionary era. All three are engaging attractions and free admission is available Veterans Day Weekend only.
Please note: The service member need not be present. Free “Honoring Service to America” passes will be provided to dependents of currently deployed troops, with appropriate identification. Military veterans who separated before retirement can bring a copy of their honorable discharge paperwork, DD Form 214, as identification of service.