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Message from the presidents of William & Mary and Colonial Williamsburg

The following message was sent to the William & Mary community Feb. 27, 2017 - Ed.

Dear Friends,

Ninety years ago, several William & Mary students, armed with a surveyor's measuring tape and an old sword to hold the tape down, joined religion professor W.A.R. Goodwin and architect William Perry as they surreptitiously mapped the town.  Soon after, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. chose the Wren Building as the first target of his colonial restoration.  

You might say William & Mary and Colonial Williamsburg have been joined at the hip from the beginning.

We invite you to celebrate our ongoing relationship by taking advantage of the enhanced benefits offered to the William & Mary community through Colonial Williamsburg's Collegiate Pass.

The pass is free to W&M students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents, providing unlimited admission to more than 40 historic trades and sites in the Revolutionary City, plus the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art and DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museums.

The pass also confers the following benefits:

  • 15 percent discount on the best available rate at all Colonial Williamsburg hotels and properties - no exceptions or blackout dates.
  • Free use of Colonial Williamsburg's shuttle service.
  • 25 percent discount on tickets for most tours and evening programs.
  • Seasonal discounts on carriage rides.
  • 25 percent discount on up to 20 single-day tickets each year for every student pass member's friends and family.
  • 10 percent discount on food and beverage purchases at all Colonial Williamsburg restaurants, taverns and cafés, with some restrictions.
  • 10 percent discount on golf, tennis, spa and fitness, with some restrictions.
  • Discount on regularly priced movie tickets at the historic Kimball Theatre.
  • 10 percent discount on purchases at all Colonial Williamsburg retail stores in the Historic Area and Merchants Square.

We look forward to additional opportunities for William & Mary to collaborate with Colonial Williamsburg in the future.  In the meantime, we hope you will take advantage of the Collegiate Pass by signing up online at


W. Taylor Reveley, III                        

President, William & Mary  

Mitchell B. Reiss

President, Colonial Williamsburg