Convention Details

Convention Details

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.

Visit Colonial Williamsburg website.

Visit Yorktown Battlefield website.

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.

Visit Fort Magruder Hotel and Convention Center site.

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.

Preliminary Schedule

Wednesday 27 April1400-2200Fort Magruder Hotel: Registration (rooms available 1600)
1800-2200Commander's Welcome - Ft. Magruder Hospitality Room
Thursday 28 April0930Bus to Museum at Colonial Williamsburg
1000-1100Colonial Williamsburg presentation with Colonial characters Gen George Washington and Gen Marque De Lafayette
1115-1245Lunch at Museum Cafe
1300-1400Guided Tour of Military Exhibition "To Arm Against the Enemy"
1330-1430Ladies Garden Tour at Bruton Parish Church
AfternoonFree time in Colonial Williamsburg
1530Bus to Ft. Magruder Hotal
1630-1730LOV Memorial Service
EveningDinner on your own
1900-2200Hospitality Room open
Friday 29 April0745Bus to Yorktown National Park Battlefield
0815-1045Guided military tour
1100Bus to Waters Street Grill Restaurant in Yorktown
1130-1245Lunch (pre-selected menu)
1245-1300Bus to Revolutionary War Museum
1300-1400Military tour of Museum
1400-1500Visit Museum and area
1500Bus to Ft. Magruder Hotel
1630-1730Civil War Presentation
1800Dinner on your own
1800-2200Hospitality Room Open
Saturday 30 April0900-1100LOV and WLOV Board Meetings
1100-1130General Membership and Joint Meeting
AfternoonFree time
1700-1800Cash Bar
1800-2100Black Tie Banquet
2100-2300Hospitality Room Open
Sunday 1 MayDeparture Day


Hotel Reservations

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.

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Room Rates

Room RateWedThurFriSat
King$79$79$79$79
Double$79$79$79$79

Registration

Register online on this site or via mail.