History Events

Celebrate Colonial History

Historic attractions and Colonial sites hold events throughout the year. Find out pieces of history you didn't know before; from gossiping with a house maid to sitting at lectures about the battles of the Revolutionary War. Find your freedom at one!

E.g., 02/19/2019
E.g., 02/19/2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
February 6, 2019, 2pm - 3pm
February 20, 2019, 2pm - 3pm

Join Jamestown Rediscovery Manager of Public Programs, Justin Bates, as he discusses the events of the summer of 1619, the year the first documented enslaved Africans arrived in the Virginia colony. The events of 1619 signify the paradox of freedom and slavery that lay at the root of Virginia's founding, creating long lasting legacies that can still be seen and felt 400 years later.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Friday, February 22, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Friday, February 22, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Raleigh Tavern
411 East Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
February 15 - 22, 2019, 1pm - 1:45pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
March 1 - 29, 2019, 3pm - 3:45pm

Chosen by her master to fulfill the role normally held by a wife, Aggy, a slave, is forced to navigate the world she will never be welcomed into while separated from the enslaved community in which she was raised. No event ticket required. Ticket included with admission.

Friday, February 22, 2019 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Feb 22, 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 2 - 23, 2019, 4:30pm - 5pm

"Follow the Drinking Gourd" takes us back to the days when freedom was nothing more than a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked for hope to a certain constellation with its bright shining star. The story is a poignant and inspiring tale of one African-American family's desperate flight to freedom and how they used constellations to guide the way. The program is based on a children's book, "Follow the Drinking Gourd," written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
4:30pm to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Feb 23, 2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Sunday, February 24, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Monday, February 25, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Monday, February 25, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
February 13, 2019, 2pm - 3pm
February 27, 2019, 2pm - 3pm

Join Jamestown Rediscovery Public Historian, Mark Summers, as he situates the commemoration of Jamestown within the civil rights struggle to acknowledge black history. He will discuss how Jamestown became something of a Confederate “Lost Cause” shrine in the 19th century. As such African-American history was ignored and African-American visitors were denied admission to the park during the early 20th century.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Thursday, February 28, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Thursday, February 28, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019

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