May 20, 2011
Williamsburg, Va., which already has parks and attractions galore for Baltimore day-trippers, has added a half-marathon and 8K race, taking place Saturday and Sunday. Participating runners get the usual T-shirts and protein bars, but also receive free tickets to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg, and discounts for friends and family. They get the chance to run through the streets of the living history museum in the early hours, before it gets crowded, and the satisfaction of helping not one but two causes.
May 16, 2010
Summer Saver Package at Colonial Williamsburg What's the deal? A family of four can visit Colonial Williamsburg as part of the Summer Saver Package, starting at $599, and receive a four-night stay and daily breakfast at the Williamsburg Woodlands, admission to the Historic Area and museums, and a $100 activities credit to be used for spa, golf, dining or shopping. The package is available May 30-Sept. 2. For couples, the resort is offering the Summer Stories Package, which for $499 includes a two-night stay with breakfast at the upscale Williamsburg Lodge, admission to the historic area and museums, and a $100 activities credit.
February 24, 2009
Go here: Step back in time to walk the streets that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry walked on the road to American independence. Scores of original buildings and hundreds of homes, shops and public buildings are reconstructed over 301 acres most on their original foundations. Tickets start at $21.95 for a one-day pass for adults; children ages 6 to 17 get half off with a paying adult. Stay here: Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of accommodations ranging from budget hotels to Colonial houses to the grand Williamsburg Inn , 136 E. Francis St., 800-745-8883.
October 19, 2008
10 Places to See Before You're 10 1 American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore 2 Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Va. 3 Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif. 4 Ellis Island, New York 5 Grand Canyon, Ariz. 6 Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles 7 Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, Calif. 8 Muir Woods, Marin County, Calif. 9 Niagara Falls, New York and Ontario 10 Sears Tower, Chicago Travel+Leisure online
August 24, 2008
Susan Wooden can work miracles with history. She can get people excited about doing ordinary tasks such as laundry, washing dishes, or hearth cooking. "I go back to a time when there was no electricity and no freezers," Wooden said. "And then I show people how things were done. I enjoy seeing the excitement in the eyes of the audience. I know I have connected with them." Wooden joins a group of historians and living history interpreters as a board member of Jerusalem Mill. She is also a docent volunteer at Hays House, a member of the Maryland Loyalists Battalion, and a volunteer docent at a Colonial Williamsburg event.