Jack Murray NC National Commander and his wife Beth look forward to welcoming you to Williamsburg, Virginia for the 130th LOV Convention. Plans are underway to visit Colonial Williamsburg, the Yorktown Revolutionary War Museum and Jamestowne, the first English speaking settlement in the new world. These touchstones of our national beginnings are linked by the Colonial Parkway, which run for 19 miles from Yorktown, through Williamsburg, to Jamestowne.
Williamsburg was the colonial capital of the largest and wealthiest of the colonies in the new world. During the 1770s, Thomas Jefferson, Capt. George Washington and Patrick Henry were among many influential colonists who frequently gathered here to discuss current events, walk the streets of Williamsburg and frequent the local eateries and taverns. Both the Continental Army led by General Washington and the British Army of General Cornwallis were stationed in Williamsburg. We will visit Yorktown where Washington and Cornwallis engaged in the last major battle of the Revolutionary War in 1782. Not so far away is Jamestowne Settlement, the original capital of the Virginia colony until 1719 when the mosquitoes drive the colonists to Williamsburg. And if you get tired of history, a roller coaster ride at Busch Gardens might be a change of pace.
The Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center will be our local home for the Convention. This site was an actual Fort during the Revolutionary War, and there is a redoubt on hotel property.
Currently the pandemic has marginalized planning for the Convention but with the continuing success of the vaccines for Covid-19 we expect improvement for future planning.
Visit this site to get updates as we continue our planning.
|Wednesday 27 April||1400-2200||Fort Magruder Hotel: Registration (rooms available 1600)|
|1800-2200||Commander's Welcome - Ft. Magruder Hospitality Room|
|Thursday 28 April||0930||Bus to Museum at Colonial Williamsburg|
|1000-1100||Colonial Williamsburg presentation with Colonial characters Gen George Washington and Gen Marque De Lafayette|
|1115-1245||Lunch at Museum Cafe|
|1300-1400||Guided Tour of Military Exhibition "To Arm Against the Enemy"|
|1330-1430||Ladies Garden Tour at Bruton Parish Church|
|Afternoon||Free time in Colonial Williamsburg|
|1530||Bus to Ft. Magruder Hotal|
|1630-1730||LOV Memorial Service|
|Evening||Dinner on your own|
|1900-2200||Hospitality Room open|
|Friday 29 April||0745||Bus to Yorktown National Park Battlefield|
|0815-1045||Guided military tour|
|1100||Bus to Waters Street Grill Restaurant in Yorktown|
|1130-1245||Lunch (pre-selected menu)|
|1245-1300||Bus to Revolutionary War Museum|
|1300-1400||Military tour of Museum|
|1400-1500||Visit Museum and area|
|1500||Bus to Ft. Magruder Hotel|
|1630-1730||Civil War Presentation|
|1800||Dinner on your own|
|1800-2200||Hospitality Room Open|
|Saturday 30 April||0900-1100||LOV and WLOV Board Meetings|
|1100-1130||General Membership and Joint Meeting|
|1800-2100||Black Tie Banquet|
|2100-2300||Hospitality Room Open|
|Sunday 1 May||Departure Day|
Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Call the hotel direct at 757-220-2250 to receive the special rate. Do not make reservations at Reservations.com or other third-party sites. Special rates apply two days before and two days after the convention. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE ON OR BEFORE 27 MARCH to receive special rates.
Room rates are $79 plus tax (king or two double beds): rates available 25 April – 3 May
Check in: 1600 Check out: 1100
Reservations must be received on or by 27 March 2022.