| Civil War

Civil War


The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission was created during the 2006 Session of the Virginia General Assembly for the purpose of planning for and commemorating the 150th anniversary of Virginia’s participation in the American Civil War, the duration of which will be 2011 through 2015.

The American Civil War’s sesquicentennial has a special significance to the Williamsburg area. The Battle of Williamsburg was the first major conflict of the Peninsula Campaign, and, on May 5, 1862, more than 70,000 Union and Confederate forces attacked and counterattacked just southeast of town. The next day General McClellan’s Army of the Potomac marched down Duke of Gloucester Street and occupied Williamsburg.

Please go to the Williamsburg Civil War Events for a complete listing.


Featured Events

Food & Wine Festival At Busch Gardens®,

May 22, 2015 to Jun 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. until one hour before park closing

Lafayette’s Hermione Voyage 2015

Jun 5, 2015 to Jun 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM thru 7:00 PM

Rev3 Glo Run 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run

Jun 19, 2015 at 7:00 - 10:00pm