Frequently Asked Questions

Grand Review 2024

Find the answers to your questions about attending the 2024 Grand Review
American Battlefield Trust Event
September 20 - 22, 2024

Planning for the Grand Review

Where will the Grand Review be held in Raleigh?

The host hotel for the Grand Review is the Marriott Raleigh City Center, located at 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC. All tours will depart from and return to the Marriott Raleigh City Center.

Do I need to stay at the host hotel to participate in the Grand Review?

No. You are welcome to stay anywhere. 

What is some important information that I need to know about staying at the Marriott Raleigh City Center?

  • The room block for the American Battlefield Trust will be available until Wednesday, August 21, 2024, or until the room block is sold out.
  • The room rate is $209/night ++.
  • Check In is at 4:00 pm, Check Out is at 12:00 pm.
  • Pets are not allowed in the hotel.


Travel to the Grand Review

What are my travel options to Williamsburg?

If you are taking a train, the Raleigh Union Station is close-by. The station is ~1 mile from the Marriott. 

  • Estimated Taxi Fare: $5/one way
  • Estimated Uber Fare: $8 - $12/one way

If you are flying into the area, the closest airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The airport is ~20 miles from the Marriott. 

  • Estimated Taxi Fare: ~$40/one way
  • Estimated Uber Fare: $48 - $75/one way


What is the parking like at the Marriott?

Will I need a car once I arrive at the hotel for the Grand Review?

All activities that are on the schedule will have transportation provided for you to and from the Marriott. 


During the Grand Review

What meals are included in the weekend?

Friday night reception | heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Saturday morning breakfast | on your own, but there will be pastries and coffee to go before the tours depart. 
Saturday lunch | will be provided on your tour.
Saturday evening dinner | will be served at the Marriott.
Sunday morning breakfast | will be served at the Marriott.


Will there be American Battlefield Trust merchandise for sale at the Grand Review?

No. We will not have American Battlefield Trust merchandise for sale during this weekend. Our online store can deliver merchandise right to your home.  Please visit the online store here.

What is the suggested attire during for the activities scheduled during the Grand Review?

  • Friday Evening Welcome Reception and Book Prize Presentation. Business/Dressy.
  • Saturday Tours: Comfortable and casual, with closed toed walking shoes.  Long pants are recommended. You may want to consider bringing a jacket, hat, umbrella, sunscreen and bug spray.
  • Saturday Evening Dinner |Business/Dressy.
  • Please remember to check the weather in advance to help with your packing.


The History of Williamsburg

Tsenacomoco and the Powhatan Chiefdom Long before European colonization, the land bounded by the western fall line and the rivers known today as the