Jamestowns Military Through the Ages Weekend

March 20th, 2015 by debbiekeane

jamestown military through the agesThis weekend is one of our favorite events at Jamestown Settlement.  Hundreds of re enactors set up camp at the Settlement and depict soldiers from throughout History.

This Weekend, 3/20-3/21 – from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday – visitors will experience the past and present the re enactors show uniforms, weapons and military tactics  throughout the centuries. The event also displays a variety of military vehicles and equipment.

Re-enactors will portray soldiers from Roman times, the medieval period, Hundred Years’ War, War of the Roses, French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, and American Civil War. Re-enactors depicting World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War and the Falklands War will take visitors through the 20th century. The Virginia Army National Guard will represent the present.

The weekend event will feature musical performances from The Federal City Brass Band, re-creating a Union Army regimental brass band from the 1860s, and Ladies for Liberty, singing Andrews Sisters-style music of the World War II era.

Performances also feature folk musician Bob Zentz; Barry and Lynn Trott, with music of the 16th and 17th centuries; David Gardner, performing 18th-century Scottish fiddle; David and Ginger Hildebrand, playing music of the American colonial period and the War of 1812; and the Old Cigar Box String Band, offering string band versions of songs from the American Revolution to the 20th century.

Artillery-firing demonstrations will be presented at noon Saturday and Sunday, with weapons ranging from a 17th-century swivel gun to a modern-day howitzer.

A cannon salute near military demonstration field at 1 p.m.

A military pass-in-review, led by The Federal City Brass Band, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday and will feature recognition of re-enactor units judged on camp sites, clothing and cooking presentations, and field demonstrations.

Don’t miss this yearly event!

For more details, click here.

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers Concert in Williamsburg, Va

March 4th, 2015 by debbiekeane

Stay with us for the night and walk across the street to the Matoaka Amphitheater to enjoy a Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemaker Concert on May 21, 2015. For More Details, Click here!

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers Concert in Williamsburg

March 4th, 2015 by debbiekeane

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers

Come and enjoy a night of music with Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers right here in Bruce’s home town, Williamsburg, Va. on May 21, 2015.

Enjoy a live performance right across the street from our Inn at the Lake Matoaka Amphitheater. Park your car here at A Williamsburg White House Inn and walk across the street to enjoy this one night performance. The Amphitheater will open the grounds at 5pm for you to enjoy food and drinks from local vendors.

Presale tickets go on sale on March 4, with regular sales opening on Friday, March 6. Click here to purchase your ticket today!

Prices for general admission is $35 and Reserved Seating is $50.

Stay a night at the Inn after the concert and wake to a delicious breakfast before you check out!

 

Williamsburg Package: March Discounts

March 2nd, 2015 by debbiekeane

Enjoy 2 nights lodging, tickets to Colonial Williamsburg and lunch at a Colonial Williamsburg Tavern. Valid only for the month of March 2015. For Details click here!

  • Leonardo da Vinci, Williamsburg Style

    February 22nd, 2015 by debbiekeane

    Enjoy a once in a lifetime event in Williamsburg at the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition across the street in the Muscarelle Museum. Enjoy ticket to the exhibit as well as tickets to Colonial Williamsburg and a bottle of Da Vinci wine! For details, click here!

    Leonardo da Vinci Exhibit in Williamsburg, Va

    February 11th, 2015 by debbiekeane

    Leonardo da Vinci Exhibit at the Muscarelle Museum in Williamsburg, Va

    February 21- April 5.

    Leonardo da Vinci's , "Head of a Girl"

    Leonardo da Vinci’s , “Head of a Girl”

    A newly discovered self portrait by Leonardo da Vinci will make its debut right here in Williamsburg this month at the Muscarelle Museum on the College of William and Mary.

    The piece, recently verified to be of da Vinci’s own hand, will be among a collection of his work coming to the campus of the College of William & Mary in February.

    The Show, Titled “Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty,” will only host venues in Williamsburg and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

    The exhibition will include more than 25 drawings by da Vinci, including his sketches in Codex on the Flight of Birds, which was cited as inspiration for the Wright brothers. Within the codex is the self-portrait of da Vinci at age 53, hidden behind his characteristic script from right to left.

    The theme for the show, which puts emphasis on da Vinci’s ideas of appearance rather than his study of machines, is one that has never been done before.

    Guests to the museum will see the original piece, as well as a photoshopped image that removes the writing over the portrait. Technology will also allow guests to electronically flip through the entire codex while viewing entries.

    Taking center stage in the show is da Vinci’s drawing “Study for the Face of an Angel,” a delicate piece to go alongside the drawings selected.

    Creations from Michelangelo will also appear in the exhibition so guests can compare their styles.

    “Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty” will be at the Muscarelle from Feb. 21 through April 5 .

    For Lodging accommodations while visiting the exhibit, contact A Williamsburg White House Inn across the street from the Muscarelle Museum. 757-229-8580

    Winter Jazz Fest in Williamsburg Va

    January 8th, 2015 by debbiekeane

    winter jazz fest

    Do you love Jazz? Have you ever enjoyed Jazz in Williamsburg, Va?

    Come and enjoy a weekend of good Jazz, great food and wonderful accommodations at our historic Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast.

    Williamsburg’s Winter Jazz Fest is 4 days of great music in different venues around Williamsburg.

    Enjoy concerts under the tent, brunch in one of five restaurants and Jazz Movies in the Kimball Theater.

    Stay in our lovely Inn and walk down the street to enjoy the Big Bold Beer Festival on Duke of Gloucester Street.

    Don’t wait until the last minute. Book your room now! Just click here.

    New Years in Williamsburg

    December 21st, 2014 by debbiekeane

    side-wedding-champagneRelax in this great old estate in Williamsburg. Enjoy 2 nights in the room of your choice, full breakfast each morning, walk to Colonial Williamsburg. On New Years Eve, enjoy a chilled bottle of champagne in your room with 2 hand painted glasses to take home! Just add this package onto any room for a 2 night stay for only $45.  Book here!

    Christmas Time in Williamsburg

    November 28th, 2014 by debbiekeane

    christmas tree

    There are not many places as beautiful as Williamsburg, Virginia in December.  The Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area is decorated with all natural greens, fruits and berries. White candle lights shine in every window. Costumed interpreters walk the historic area as they light the torches lining Duke of Gloucester street.

    Enjoy a Christmas Caroler as they stroll through Merchant Square and you may even catch Father Christmas enjoying the town. A Christmas Carol is performed live in Merchant Square. Shopping is convenient as you can enjoy a unique gift shop to fine clothiers or even better yet, a wonderful candy shop for the holiday candy stocking stuffer. Dine in one the fine restaurants in Merchant Square and then walk back to A Williamsburg White House where you can enjoy a warm cracking wood burning fire in the Reception Room. The room of your choice is waiting for you which includes a full breakfast each morning.

    There are so many events going on in December ranging from Christmas Town at Busch Gardens to Christmas tide at Home tours in the Colonial Williamsburg historic area.

    Don’t wait too long to book your room. December is filling fast. When you call us to make your reservation, we can certainly direct you in the right directions for tickets and local events. You can also book your room online if you prefer by just clicking here!

    November Savings!

    November 3rd, 2014 by debbiekeane

    Stay in any queen room for $139 or any King Room for $159 plus tax before 11/20/14 for a Sunday through Thursday nights stay. Not available on Friday or Saturday night, holidays or special event days. Cannot be combined with any other discounts, gift cards, certificates or packages. Must mention “save1114″ to receive discount, no exceptions. Not applicable to previous reservations. Click to check availability and book online!