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Virginia: Presidential perk at Colonial Williamsburg this weekend

February 14, 2012|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • Colonial Williamsburg re-creates an 18th century Virginia town.
Colonial Williamsburg re-creates an 18th century Virginia town. (Colonial Williamsburg )

Washington, Jefferson and Madison will be chatting with guests at Colonial Williamsburg this Presidents Day weekend when presidents of all stripes -- PTA, student council, book club, etc. -- get free admission to the re-created 18th century Virginia attraction.

The deal: Williamsburg visitors have a chance to hobnob with the Founding Fathers (well, actors playing them) and take in special programs, including a fife-and-drum salute to the presidents and Q&As with some of them. The historic area is between Richmond and Norfolk, about 150 miles southeast of Washington.

To score a single-day admission ticket, you have to show proof that you too are or were a president of some group or organization, either with a letter, website, card or other form of identification.

When: The offer is good for free admission Saturday through Monday.

Tested: How presidential is your family? If everyone holds or has held a title, you save $22.95 for adults and $11.50 for children 6-12.

Contact: Colonial Williamburg, (800) 447-8679

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