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., 12/09/2019
E.g., 12/09/2019
Friday, December 13, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 6, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 20, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 27, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 31, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmith Steve Mankowski or Blacksmith Shel Browder for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081

Sir George Yeardley, Virginia's Governor in 1620, invites you to an early-Virginia Christmas celebration complete with a seasonal bonfire, caroling, and firing of the Christmas guns! A unique opportunity to see Jamestown Island aglow with firelight, "At Christmas be mery": A Special Evening at Historic Jamestowne will be presented on December 14th at 6:00pm and 7:30pm.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
6:00am to 7:30am
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 23, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm

The archaeology from inside the fort site offers evidence that local Native tribes were frequent visitors during the earliest years of the settlement. Join Daniel Firehawk Abbott of the Nanticoke people from Maryland's Eastern Shore to learn about the material culture and lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians as well as their interactions with the settlers of Jamestown.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 6, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 20, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 27, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 31, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmith Steve Mankowski or Blacksmith Shel Browder for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, December 20, 2019
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 20 - 31, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Christmastide in Virginia at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown recalls 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through special interpretive programs and musical entertainment of the period.

Friday, December 20, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 6, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 20, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 27, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 31, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmith Steve Mankowski or Blacksmith Shel Browder for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Friday, December 20, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 20, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 26, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 2pm - 4pm

Drop in and enjoy an afternoon conversation with Doctor Walter Russell, the first doctor at Jamestown. Offering the difference between a "chirurgian" and a Doctor, he will explain in the greatest detail the intrigues of "Humoral Theory". And should you suffer from any aches, pains, fevers, swellings, fluxes or chills, he has been known to vet out free advices and administer blisters, purgatives, emetics and vomits to get you back to good health! Dr.

Friday, December 20, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 23, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm

The archaeology from inside the fort site offers evidence that local Native tribes were frequent visitors during the earliest years of the settlement. Join Daniel Firehawk Abbott of the Nanticoke people from Maryland's Eastern Shore to learn about the material culture and lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians as well as their interactions with the settlers of Jamestown.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 6, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 20, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 27, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 31, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmith Steve Mankowski or Blacksmith Shel Browder for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Saturday, December 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, December 23, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 23, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm

The archaeology from inside the fort site offers evidence that local Native tribes were frequent visitors during the earliest years of the settlement. Join Daniel Firehawk Abbott of the Nanticoke people from Maryland's Eastern Shore to learn about the material culture and lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians as well as their interactions with the settlers of Jamestown.

Monday, December 23, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 20, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 26, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 2pm - 4pm

Drop in and enjoy an afternoon conversation with Doctor Walter Russell, the first doctor at Jamestown. Offering the difference between a "chirurgian" and a Doctor, he will explain in the greatest detail the intrigues of "Humoral Theory". And should you suffer from any aches, pains, fevers, swellings, fluxes or chills, he has been known to vet out free advices and administer blisters, purgatives, emetics and vomits to get you back to good health! Dr.

Thursday, December 26, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, December 27, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 6, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 20, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 27, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 31, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmith Steve Mankowski or Blacksmith Shel Browder for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Friday, December 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 23, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm

The archaeology from inside the fort site offers evidence that local Native tribes were frequent visitors during the earliest years of the settlement. Join Daniel Firehawk Abbott of the Nanticoke people from Maryland's Eastern Shore to learn about the material culture and lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians as well as their interactions with the settlers of Jamestown.

Saturday, December 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 6, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 20, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 27, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 31, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmith Steve Mankowski or Blacksmith Shel Browder for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Saturday, December 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 20, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 26, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 2pm - 4pm

Drop in and enjoy an afternoon conversation with Doctor Walter Russell, the first doctor at Jamestown. Offering the difference between a "chirurgian" and a Doctor, he will explain in the greatest detail the intrigues of "Humoral Theory". And should you suffer from any aches, pains, fevers, swellings, fluxes or chills, he has been known to vet out free advices and administer blisters, purgatives, emetics and vomits to get you back to good health! Dr.

Saturday, December 28, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday, December 30, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 6, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 20, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 27, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 31, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmith Steve Mankowski or Blacksmith Shel Browder for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Monday, December 30, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 20, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 26, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 2pm - 4pm

Drop in and enjoy an afternoon conversation with Doctor Walter Russell, the first doctor at Jamestown. Offering the difference between a "chirurgian" and a Doctor, he will explain in the greatest detail the intrigues of "Humoral Theory". And should you suffer from any aches, pains, fevers, swellings, fluxes or chills, he has been known to vet out free advices and administer blisters, purgatives, emetics and vomits to get you back to good health! Dr.

Monday, December 30, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 6, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 20, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 27, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 31, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmith Steve Mankowski or Blacksmith Shel Browder for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm