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Spy Week at Colonial Williamsburg

By June 18, 2012

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This week is Spy Week at Colonial Williamsburg. Attend special programs and travel back in time to the world of 18th-century intrigue. The following programs are included with a regular admission ticket.
  • June 19 and 22, 2012 - Crack the Code. During this family program at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at 10:30 a.m., young guests learn about real secret codes and ciphers used by George Washington and other leaders during the American Revolution. Try "cracking the code" using spy techniques. This program is for children ages eight and up, and is also offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, June 26-Aug. 14.

  • June 20 and 23, 2012 - Spy Craft. During this drop-in program at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. on June 20 at 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. on June 23, young guests try their hand at reading and writing secret messages just like Revolutionary spies. This program also is offered at 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Saturdays, June 30-Sept. 1.

  • June 22, 2012 - Heraldry Hunters. During this guided tour, families explore the galleries for coats of arms including lions and unicorns. Afterward, young guests will illustrate a book. Recommended for children ages 8 and up. This program also is offered at 10:30 a.m. Fridays, June 29-Aug. 17.
Williamsburg, Virginia is a great getaway destination, located within an easy drive from the Washington DC area. The region has many family-friendly attractions offering a nice mix of historic attractions and other amusements for all ages.

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