Williamsburg lodgings named National Trust Historic Hotels

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Colonial Williamsburg's Colonial Houses, members of a lodging entity of 27 Williamsburg 18th century-style guesthouses, were accepted into the National Trust Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Colonial Williamsburg's Colonial Houses joined 144 other hotels and resorts throughout the country that have been recognized for preserving and maintaining their historic integrity, architecture and ambience.

To be selected for membership, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or recognized as having historic significance.

Some of the Colonial Houses are original 18th century structures. All are furnished in 18th century style.

The Colonial Houses' guest rooms are scattered throughout Colonial Williamsburg.

Many rooms overlook courtyards; gardens, and the Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg's main thoroughfare.

Established as a hotel entity several years ago, the Colonial Houses properties range in size from one to 16 rooms.

Among the houses available for lodging are the Market Square Tavern and Kitchen, once frequented by Patrick Henry and home to Thomas Jefferson when he was a law student; the Quarter, a dwelling typical of those that housed indentured servants or slaves in the 18th century, and the Nicholas-Tyler Office and Laundry, once owned by President John Tyler.

Depending on the season and the size of the accommodation, rates range from $100 to $185 per night, exclusive of tax and meals, for standard rooms.

Suites are priced up to $515 per night, depending on the number of people in the unit.

Colonial Williamsburg
Phone: (800) HISTORY
Web: www.colonialwilliamsburg.org

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