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Colonial Williamsburg Ice Skating

November 22nd, 2015 by debbiekeane

Liberty Ice Pavillion

Liberty Ice Pavillion

It was opening night on Friday as Colonial Williamsburg showed off its first ice skating rink by inviting its first skaters!

Appropriately named, the Liberty Ice Pavillion, it is located right in the Historic area.

The 50-foot, by 70-foot rink is made of real ice.

Skaters young and old began swirling around the rink as soon as the ribbon was cut.

Admission to the ice rink is $10 for skaters 13 and older and $8 for skaters from 3 to 12. Skates can be rented for another $3.

Liberty’s Ice Pavilion will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. It will be open daily through Feb. 29, including holidays.

Liberty’s Ice Pavilion is located at 311 Duke of Gloucester St., east of the William & Mary Bookstore, in front of the John Blair House. A concession stand near the rink will serve coffee and hot chocolate, gingerbread cookies, warm pretzels and popcorn. The stand will also offer mittens, scarves and other cold weather clothing for sale.

Williamsburg Art Show comes to town!

September 28th, 2015 by debbiekeane

Each year since 1969, Occasion for the Arts has taken over the streets of downtown Williamsburg. This year, on the first weekend of October, it is back, bigger and better than ever before. Come and enjoy this juried art show that brings works from talented fine artists, local youth artists and wonderful performing artists for an exciting weekend in Williamsburg. Located down the street in Merchant Square, you can walk from A Williamsburg White House and enjoy the show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct 3 and Oct 4, from 10am-5pm.

40 new artists have been accepted into the Occasions for the Arts this year! Artists from 29 states across the Country have applied. Don’t miss seeing the new works from returning artists as well as the new ones. While in Merchant Square, enjoy lunch at the Cheese Shop, grab a cheese board and a bottle of wine and sit outside during the show. Don’t forget to make dinner reservations on one of our favorite restaurants in Merchant Square for after the Art Show.


Family weekend for the College of William and Mary!

September 24th, 2015 by debbiekeane


Welcome to all the parents and family members who have children attending the College of William and Mary. This is a wonderful weekend in Williamsburg and the town looks forward to your arrival. The College has many planned events going on this weekend so make sure you enjoy as many as you can. Keep in mind there are so many other things to do in Williamsburg while you are here. Make sure you enjoy dinner at some of the wonderful restaurants right down the street from the college in Merchant Square. Do a little shopping for your student while you are here as there are over 150 stores at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Of course, don’t forget we have history all around you from Colonial Williamsburg to Jamestown and Yorktown. So, enjoy the time with your students, let them show you their new town, and come back and visit us again! Don’t forget to book a room in advance so you are within easy walking distance to the college right here at A Williamsburg White House.

Autumn in Colonial Williamsburg Virginia

August 31st, 2015 by debbiekeane

The Temperatures are cooler, the sky is blue and the leaves all change their colors. What a wonderful time to visit Williamsburg! Enjoy a delightful walk down to the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area, take a carriage ride down one of America’s most beautiful streets, sit at an outside cafe while you sip on a cold glass of wine or enjoy a delicious meal. If it is History that interests you, there are programs to entertain all ages. Shopping surrounds the area with boutique shops in Merchant Square or outlets within a 5 mile drive. Golfing is offered at a variety of courses and if you are visiting during our peak seasons, Busch Gardens is open to entertain all! Fine Dining is found right down the street with a gallery style restaurant with our own “Emerill” or one of our wonderful fine dining restaurants.

Relax back at A Williamsburg White House in one of our beautiful Bed Chambers and enjoy a roaring fireplace on a cold night, afternoon wine and snack every afternoon as well as a full breakfast each morning. Don’t wait too long as October and December are our busiest months. Come and enjoy Fall this year in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Autumn Getaway in Colonial Williamsburg

April 16th, 2015 by debbiekeane

Enjoy Williamsburg in its full splendor of Autumn. The  temperature is cooler, the scheduling is full and everything is alive in the historic area. Evening concerts in the street, outside restaurants to enjoy lunch or dinner.  Walk down the street to where history is alive. Spend 2 nights in A Williamsburg White House. Stay in the room of your choice and explore Colonial Williamsburg at your leisure. This package includes tickets and lunch for the two of you!

Included in this package:

  • 2 Nights in the room of your choice
  • Full Breakfast each morning.
  • Afternoon snack as well as wine and ports in the Diplomatic Reception Room.
  • 2 Tickets to Colonial Williamsburg for the length of your stay.
  • A Gift Card for Lunch for 2, one day, at a Colonial Williamsburg Tavern.

All of this is for 2 persons, double occupancy, for 2 nights.

Rate vary by room, tax is not included.

Expires 11/25/2015

Jefferson Bed Chambers: $492

Washington or Teddy Roosevelt Suite: $520

Lincoln, FDR or Adams Bed Chambers: $540

To Book online, click here.

To call us, dial 757-229-8580.


Bluegrass, Beer and Barbeque in Williamsburg, Va

April 16th, 2015 by debbiekeane

Bluegrass in Williamsburg

Bluegrass in Williamsburg

Walk over to the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a fun filled afternoon of great music and fine cuisine at their first annual Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbecue festival during Derby Week on Sunday, May 3rd. This family oriented event will bring together the community for a day of fine craft beer from local Virginia breweries, barbecue sauce tastings, as well as plenty of barbecue to go along with it. We are pleased to feature the musical stylings of local Virginia Bluegrass band, More Perfect Jones , as they will play a mix of traditional and modern bluegrass tunes! Leisurely stop by anytime during the event or stay for the entire afternoon from 1 to 5 PM with good food, music, and friends.

Muscarelle’s first annual Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbecue festival is open to the public, all members of the Williamsburg community, as well as to all W&M students, faculty, and staff. Tickets for adults are $35, $12 for children ages 5 -12, and free for children under 5.

The inaugural festival will take place on Barksdale Field, adjacent to Phi Beta Kappa Hall on the campus of the College of William & Mary.

Buy your tickets here now: !

Make sure you book your room at A Williamsburg White House. Check availability here


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

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!

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.