American Furniture: From Virginia to Vermont
April 01 - December 31
This exhibition in the Elizabeth Ridgely and Miodrag Blagojevich Gallery highlights pieces from Read on
Tramp Art Exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg Folk Art Museum
January 01 - September 07
Explore this intriguing art form through the study of six objects ranging from a seven-foot-tall Read on
January 01 - December 31
Take a 30-minute orientation walk that will help you plan your visit. Get the latest information on Read on
First Thursdays at The Mariners' Museum:
January 03 - January 02
Meet up with friends after work and join us at The Mariners’ First Thursdays at The Mariners’ Read on
Important Motorcoach Information for Williamsburg Tour Drivers
This section is dedicated to making your motorcoach experience as easy and accessible as possible. You will find important information for motorcoach drivers as well as parking maps and Colonial Parkway restrictions.
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Updated information! There are new
motorcoach signs in the City of Williamsburg! For
complete information, please download the
Motorcoach Parking & Map.
Below you will find important information for motorcoach operators and drivers.
Help yourself and the environment at the same time! The Williamsburg area offers several locations for motorcoach drivers to park and relax. Forget idling on the street corner. Head over to one of the locations listed below for a chance to unwind while your tour group visits the local attractions.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation provides free parking for tour buses and free use of its drivers' lounge for tour bus drivers. The lounge and parking area are located 1.5 miles east of the Historic Area on U.S. Route 60 at the First Transit Bus Service Center, 7239 Pocahontas Trail (look for the WATA-First Transit signs). The lounge offers free parking, TV and comfortable seating, restrooms, full-service vending operations (including hot and cold meals), kitchen and dining facilities, direct communication links with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Group Arrivals Launch Desk, and wireless Internet access. Click here for more information about this partnership.
Williamsburg Outlet Mall
While your group spends the morning or afternoon shopping at the Williamsburg Outlet, be sure to take advantage of the Mall's new Motorcoach Lounge. This lounge offers leather reclining seats and a 50' television. Pick up the Lounge keys from the Vitamin World store. The Williamsburg Outlet Mall is located at 6401 Richmond Road in Lightfoot. 757-565-3378. Map the location here.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Enjoy the park with the rest of your group! Motorcoach drivers receive free admission! Ride the coasters, see the shows, enjoy the food, or simply sit back and soak up the atmosphere. Be sure to park in the ENGLAND LOT. 800-343-7946
More locations coming soon...
One time $50.00 application fee, plus $3.00 per vehicle per year.
The National Park Service (Colonial National Historical Park) requires a permit for commercial vehicles on the Colonial Parkway, part of the Colonial National Historical Park. A one-day permit ($3.00) is available at Historic Jamestowne or Yorktown Battlefield & Visitor Center. Annual permits are also available. Student educational groups may qualify for a waiver. Please call 757-229-1282 for more information.
|Vehicle Size Restrictions|
|Single axle vehicles||10 tons of maximum weight|
|Double axle vehicles||15 tons of maximum weight|
|Jamestown Island Tour Roads||5 tons maximum weight|
|Yorktown Battlefield East and West Tour Roads||5 tons maximum weight|
|C&O Railroad Bridge (Lafayette Street)||12.5 feet maximum height|
|All other overpasses on the Colonial Parkway||13.5 feet|
|Capitol Landing Road Bridge||13 feet maximum height|
|Williamsburg Tunnel*||14.75 feet|
|For additional information, contact the Colonial National Historical Park Service, Division of Protection at 757-898-2427.|
|*The Williamsburg Tunnel is closed to bicycles and pedestrians at all times.|
All motorcoaches are to park in the ENGLAND LOT. This is complimentary for all vehicles containing 15 or more passengers. Bus Drivers receive free admission to the park (only valid on the day of the group visit). Call 800-343-7946 for more information.
Updated information! There are new Bus parking signs in Colonial Williamsburg! For complete information, please download the Motorcoach Parking & Map for the City of Williamsburg.
.Ample parking is available at the Visitors Center. All buses going to the Group Arrivals Building or the Visitors Center should enter from Route 60 (Bypass Road). The bus waiting area by the Group Arrivals Building is for on and off bus loading (15 minutes). Long-term bus loading is available northeast of the Group Arrivals Building and also on First Street off of Capitol Landing Road.
After 5:00 p.m., Tavern bus parking is available on the corner of Botetourt and Franklin Street.
Additional On and Off bus loading (15 minutes) in the Historic Area are found at the following locations:
Nassau Street (DeWitt Wallace Museum)
Historic Yorktown & Riverwalk Landing
Along Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown, motorcoach pull-offs are available for easy unloading. Convenient motorcoach parking is offered at the National Park Service from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the York County Administration building from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. To view an area map of Historic Yorktown, please click here. For more information, call 757-890-3525.
You may download a parking lot map for specific motorcoach parking information. For any additional questions, call 877-616-6510.
Water Country USA
When buses go through the toll plaza, they are directed to the far left area of the parking lot (the lot is a big square, nothing too complicated). Bus drivers should follow the drive all the way to the left and park there. Motorcoach drivers also receive free admission to the park - only valid on the day of their group's visit. Call 800-343-7946 for additional information.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the above information is up-to-date and accurate; however, all information, dates and prices are subject to change. Please report errors or changes to Vivian Bunting, Tourism Information Specialist.
Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance
421 North Boundary Street | P.O. Box 3495
Williamsburg, VA 23187-3495
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