Music Festival, 200th Anniversary of Star-Spangled Banner Highlight September Stays in Colonial Williamsburg

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Local Accommodations Available at DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg

One of the most important weeks in Virginia’s Historic Triangle is coming in late September as the area hosts the four-day Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival, September 23-26, 2014, and the 200th Anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner on September 27, 2014.

Several venues throughout Colonial Williamsburg will host concerts during the four-day music festival including those featuring rare instruments, a performance of the comedic “Thomas and Sally,” and programs of favorite selections of our first commander-in-chief. Performances are open daily to the public in the Governor’s Palace Ballroom, Wren Chapel, Hennage Auditorium, Bruton Parish Church and the Hall of the House of Burgesses at the Capitol.

Families also can join the day-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star-
Spangled Banner, a day filled with concerts, lectures and an interactive concert for families. Several art museums in Colonial Wiliamsburg will host events throughout the day where families can enjoy music from the War of 1812 and learn of the people and events that inspired Francis Scott Key to write his stirring poem.

Tickets for the Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival and events commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner can be purchased at

For the best accommodations while in Colonial Williamsburg, families can stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg with guestrooms featuring “Sweet Dreams” beds, in-room refrigerator, an assortment of in-room tea and coffee selections and body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn.

Guests can also access the hotel’s three in-house restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, 24-hour Precor Fitness Center, tennis court, basketball court and game room.

In addition, all incoming guests are greeted with a warm, chocolate chip-walnut cookie, an experience exclusive only to the DoubleTree by Hilton brand.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg is located in the heart of the Historic Triangle at 50 Kingsmill Road, just a short drive to nearby Jamestown, Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg. The hotel also is the closest Williamsburg hotel to Busch Gardens and the only to offer curbside drop off and pick up at Busch Gardens, thereby eliminating the time to access the park’s tram to the entrance and back to the car.

Other local attractions include Williamsburg Premium Outlets and Williamsburg Pottery, one of Virginia’s top tourist attractions where thousands of bargain hunters come from all over the world to shop.

DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg is owned by Waramaug Hospitality LLC and a private investment group in a joint venture with Interstate Hotels & Resorts which also operates the hotel.

For reservations and information, please visit or call 757-220-2500.

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Bernard Kaplan