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., 12/15/2017
E.g., 12/15/2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule.

Friday, December 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 31, 2017
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

Friday, December 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 31, 2017
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 16, 2017, 6:30pm

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 Saturday, December 16, at 6:30pm and 8:00pm.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 31, 2017
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Yorktown National Cemetery
1000 Colonial Pkwy Yorktown 23690
December 17, 2017, 12pm - 1pm

A remembrance ceremony conducted by the Yorktown Coast Guard Station and members of local organizations pay tribute to our fallen war veterans. Fresh Christmas wreaths will be placed on grave markers to honor veterans buried there. Yorktown National Cemetery. Free. 757.856.2287

Sunday, December 17, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Monday, December 18, 2017
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule.

Monday, December 18, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 31, 2017
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

Monday, December 18, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 31, 2017
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 31, 2017
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 31, 2017
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
Every Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
December 14 - 28, 2017, 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 advice and administer blisters, purgatives, emetics and vomits to get you back to good health! Dr.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, ends on Dec 28, 2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule.

Friday, December 22, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 31, 2017
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

Friday, December 22, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule.

Saturday, December 23, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 31, 2017
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

Saturday, December 23, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 23, 2017, 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 23, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule.

Sunday, December 24, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 31, 2017
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 1 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

Sunday, December 24, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

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