Free Admission for Veterans & Active Duty Military and their direct dependents to Colonial Williamsburg for Veterans Day Weekend Nov 10 – 12


Free Admission for Veterans & Active Duty Military and their direct dependents to Colonial Williamsburg for Veterans Day Weekend Nov 10 – 12

Colonial Williamsburg continues its tradition of honoring American military service by offering free admission during Veterans Day weekend, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 10-12, to all active duty Military, Reservists, Retirees, Veterans, National Guardsmen and their immediate dependents. Free admission includes admission to historic trades and sites in the Historic Area, admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, and complimentary shuttle service. Special military-themed programming including a military march and commemorative ceremonies honoring America’s veterans will be offered throughout the day on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023.

The “Honoring Service to America” program, which provides complimentary passes to military guests on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, is made possible once again by a generous grant from The Home Depot Foundation as part of its ongoing commitment to improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families. Since 2015, the “Honoring Service to America” program has distributed nearly 51,000 tickets to military families.

During their visit, military personnel and veterans, and their families are invited to visit the Liberty Lounge, located in the Historic Area directly behind the Millinery on East Duke of Gloucester Street, for a quiet, comfortable place to relax and enjoy the company of fellow service men and women. The Liberty Lounge has welcomed more than 240,000 military guests and their families since opening in 2016. Colonial Williamsburg also offers exclusive military discounts on Colonial Williamsburg hotels, dining, retail, golf and spa.

Free “Honoring Service to America” single-day passes are available at all onsite ticket locations with proper ID. Minor dependents must be accompanied by an adult, and dependents ages 10 and over must present valid dependent ID.Service members need not be present for qualifying guests to receive free Honoring Service to America tickets, which are provided to dependent family members of currently deployed troops with appropriate identification. Veterans who separated before retirement can bring a copy of their honorable discharge paperwork, form DD 214, as identification of service.


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