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., 11/19/2018
E.g., 11/19/2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Monday, November 19, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 22 - 24, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 22, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 24, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Thursday, November 22, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 22 - 24, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day.

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 24, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Lumber House Ticket Office
124 West Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 10am - 11am

With an 18th century resident as your guide, walk about the city and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season as they share reflections on the holiday season, the news of the day, and perhaps even a little juicy gossip! Daily tour throughout the holiday season. Open to the public; separate ticket required.

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jan 01, 2019
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 22 - 24, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, November 24, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 24, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Saturday, November 24, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Lumber House Ticket Office
124 West Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 10am - 11am

With an 18th century resident as your guide, walk about the city and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season as they share reflections on the holiday season, the news of the day, and perhaps even a little juicy gossip! Daily tour throughout the holiday season. Open to the public; separate ticket required.

Saturday, November 24, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jan 01, 2019
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Lumber House Ticket Office
124 West Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 10am - 11am

With an 18th century resident as your guide, walk about the city and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season as they share reflections on the holiday season, the news of the day, and perhaps even a little juicy gossip! Daily tour throughout the holiday season. Open to the public; separate ticket required.

Sunday, November 25, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jan 01, 2019
Monday, November 26, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Monday, November 26, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Lumber House Ticket Office
124 West Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 10am - 11am

With an 18th century resident as your guide, walk about the city and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season as they share reflections on the holiday season, the news of the day, and perhaps even a little juicy gossip! Daily tour throughout the holiday season. Open to the public; separate ticket required.

Monday, November 26, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jan 01, 2019
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Lumber House Ticket Office
124 West Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 10am - 11am

With an 18th century resident as your guide, walk about the city and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season as they share reflections on the holiday season, the news of the day, and perhaps even a little juicy gossip! Daily tour throughout the holiday season. Open to the public; separate ticket required.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jan 01, 2019
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Lumber House Ticket Office
124 West Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 10am - 11am

With an 18th century resident as your guide, walk about the city and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season as they share reflections on the holiday season, the news of the day, and perhaps even a little juicy gossip! Daily tour throughout the holiday season. Open to the public; separate ticket required.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jan 01, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
November 18, 2018, 2pm - 3pm
November 28, 2018, 2pm - 3pm

Join Jamestown Rediscovery education guide, Falicity Wheless, as she discusses the history women created at Jamestown from 1607-1699. Going beyond maids, brides, and mothers, Falicity will discuss Jamestown’s English, Powhatan, and African women as fighters, builders, politicians, and diplomats. This tour will inspire and inform visitors about the complexities of gender and Jamestown. Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Thursday, November 29, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Lumber House Ticket Office
124 West Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 10am - 11am

With an 18th century resident as your guide, walk about the city and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season as they share reflections on the holiday season, the news of the day, and perhaps even a little juicy gossip! Daily tour throughout the holiday season. Open to the public; separate ticket required.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jan 01, 2019
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Lumber House Ticket Office
124 West Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 10am - 11am

With an 18th century resident as your guide, walk about the city and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season as they share reflections on the holiday season, the news of the day, and perhaps even a little juicy gossip! Daily tour throughout the holiday season. Open to the public; separate ticket required.

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jan 01, 2019
Saturday, December 01, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018

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