Arms & Artillery Month Ideal for Groups Meeting In Historic Williamsburg

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Activities for Groups Re-Create The Weapons and Tactics of 17th and 18th-Century Virginia

Groups meeting in Historic Williamsburg this summer can re-live the nation’s colonial beginnings while exploring the weapons and tactics of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia during Arms & Artillery Month, August 1 – 31, at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

Ideal for an off-site activity, groups of all sizes can witness daily firings of a matchlock musket and falcon in a Jamestown Settlement fort. At the re-created Powhatan Village, daily programs present the techniques of fletching arrows and flintknapping arrow points while at the Yorktown Victory Center’s Continental Army encampment, groups can take part in daily wooden-musket drills and assist in building siegeworks.

Off-site activities during Arms & Artillery Month, along with updated guestrooms and conference center space at DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg, continue to make the area one of the most desirable for Mid-Atlantic association meetings.

Nestled in a forested setting in Colonial Williamsburg, the 295-room DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg offers a modern conference center with 31 flexible meeting and event spaces including the 13,300-square-foot President’s Ballroom with a capacity up to 1,400 guests.

All of the hotel’s meeting spaces were enhanced in late 2013 as part of a property-wide renovation. Guestrooms, the hotel’s lobby and public areas also were transformed.

Spacious guestrooms at DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg feature plush furnishings, signature Sweet Dreams bed, large HDTV, WiFi, mini-fridge, CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn, and an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings.

Guests at the Williamsburg hotel enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, 24-hour Precor Fitness Center, 24-hour business center and complimentary Wi-Fi access in the hotel’s public areas. Its three in-house restaurants include The Harvest Grill, Pitcher’s Sports Bar and the Williamsburg Café for a light bite or grab-and-go selections. Plus, guests are greeted with a warm, chocolate chip cookie, an experience exclusive to the DoubleTree by Hilton brand.

Situated adjacent to I-64 and I-199, DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg is located in the heart of Virginia’s Historic Triangle at 50 Kingsmill Road, just a short drive to the historic attractions and off-site entertainment venues available for groups in Colonial Williamsburg and historic Jamestown and Yorktown. It also is less than 45 minutes from Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport, Richmond International Airport and Norfolk International Airport.

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