Life in the Colonial Williamsburg House!

Addie and I are loving the colonial life so far- from the horse-drawn carriages that pass by our window each day, to the Fife and Drums musicians that march past our home playing, and the student groups, currently playing colonial games in our courtyard!

Current CW House residents: Addie Alexander (left) and Grace McGlade (right)

CW is a great place to walk around, especially now with the leaves beginning to change colors, and I encourage you to explore the area and stop by to see our colonial home!

Horse-drawn carriage passing by.

Our wonderful colonial living room.

At the beginning of the month, we held an Open House event during Parent’s Weekend which was a great success. We had several students, families and members of the William & Mary community come by to see our home and visit with us, and I hope to see more of you as we continue to host events this year!

Check out our facebook page, “William Randolph Lodging” (our home):!/cwhouse.wm and add us as a friend so you can stay up-to-date on our programs and CW happenings.

Pictures from Parent’s Weekend Open House:

Grace with students that stopped by (left to right): Kayla Grant, Lori Oppenheimer, Katie Danner, Grace McGlade, Alexandra Markus

Will Perkins ('11), Grace McGlade ('11) and Addie Alexander ('11)

Addie's dog, Carmen, awaiting the guests! Our Dad's in the courtyard

I found some fifer's playing in the trees on the way to the football game after our reception

Upcoming Events:

– “Spooks Spectres” Halloween walking tour followed by ghost stories, cider and cookies at Shields Tavern. Friday, October 29- Saturday, October 30 at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Reservations required 1-800-447-8679, costs $15. Limited availability. *If you are interested in going, contact me ( asap and we can get a group of us to go together (and we can wear our Halloween costumes too if you’re up for it)!

– De-stress event in November (date TBA): take a stroll into CW to de-stress and visit with us- snacks and drinks provided!

– Open House reception during Grand Illumination (Sunday, December 5)- we will have hot cocoa and holiday treats as we watch the fireworks in CW and get in the holiday spirit!

Learn more about the ongoing and special events in CW at:

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