2002 Lodging, Local, Travel Information

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The conference will take place at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, VA.

Colonial Williamsburg Company
Williamsburg Lodge
P.O. Box 1776
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776
(800) 822-9127

The Williamsburg Lodge is designed to allow the perfect blend of work, rest and recreation.  Work in meeting facilities designed to compliment any conference, rest in comfortable guestrooms decorated with an American folk art theme, and enjoy an amazing array of recreational opportunities in the immediate area.  The Williamsburg Lodge offers a complete fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and massage therapy.  The award-winning Golden Horseshoe Golf Courses offer 45 holes of championship golf (the Lodge will be happy to help you decide which of the three courses would be the best for you!)  There are tennis courts with resident tennis professionals who offer complimentary clinics to guests.  There is lawn bowling, badminton, table tennis, a putting green, horseshoes, miniature golf, biking, jogging courses, and much more.

If this is not enough, step out of the Lodge and into Historic Williamsburg, 173 acres of  “Living History”. This recreated 18th century town of Williamsburg has homes and trade sites restored or rebuilt as accurately as possible, using existing foundations and appropriate materials. From 1699 to 1780 Williamsburg was the capital of the colony of Virginia.  Here Thomas Jefferson studied law, and later he, George Washington and Patrick Henry plotted America’s freedom. Visit with tradespeople and town folk as they go about their 18th century day making shoes, furniture, buckets and clothes while catching up on the latest gossip or political news.  You could bump into Thomas Jefferson, Martha Washington or Patrick Henry and get to know them.  Watch as the British army marches through town or fall into ranks and see what it’s like to drill with the American militia.  Even the animals are true to the 18th century. Spend the day walking through the pages of an American history book.

For more information about the area you can call the Williamsburg Visitors Bureau at  (800) 368-6511 or visit their web site:  You can fax them at (757) 253-1397 or write to them at P.O. Box 3585, Williamsburg, VA 23187

Williamsburg is...

By Airline  
The nearest airport to Williamsburg is the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.  It is located 20 minutes from downtown Williamsburg.  It has three shuttle flight services (AirTran Airways, United Express and US Airways Express) from Norfolk International Airport and Richmond International Airport which are each 50 minutes away.  Ground transportation (limousines, shuttle, or taxi service) meets all flights at the Norfolk and Richmond International Airports and the Newport News/Williamsburg Airport.  Shuttle Service (800) 552-7911 runs from Richmond at $34 one-way, $60.50 round trip.  VIP Shuttle runs from Newport News/Williamsburg at $

By Rail  
Call Amtrak for information and reservations at (800) 872-7245.  Direct Amtrak service from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Richmond and Washington D.C.

By Bus  
Nationwide service by Greyhound, Trailways and Gray Line serve Richmond and 
Norfolk with connections to Williamsburg.

By Automobile
From Norfolk: Interstate 64 North to Exit 242 (Route 199) West to Route 60 North to
 Francis Street (turn left) and turn left on South England Street.  The Williamsburg 
Lodge will be on your right.  Approximately 45 miles. 

From Richmond: Interstate 64 South to Exit 234 (Route 199) West to Route 60 South 
to Francis Street (turn right) and turn left on South England Street.  The Williamsburg 
Lodge will be on your right.  Approximately 50 miles

From Washington D.C.: Interstate 95 South to Richmond then South on Interstate 64 to Exit 234 (Route 199) West to Route 60 South to Francis Street (turn right) and turn left on South England Street.  The Williamsburg Lodge will be on your right.  Approximately 150 miles.

 XXX Airport provides car rentals from:
 Avis  (800) 831-2847
 Budget   (800) 527-0700
 Dollar  (800) 800-4000
 Hertz  (800) 654-3131
 National (800) 227-7368
Car rental stations are open during the entire flight schedule of the XXX airport.

For additional information, please contact:
2002 SOI Local Arrangements Chair

Motorola, Digital DNA
3501 Ed Bluestein Blvd.
MS: K-10
Austin, TX 78721, USA 

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