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., 04/21/2019
E.g., 04/21/2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Jamestown Island
1368 Colonial Parkway Williamsburg 23185
April 21, 2019, 7am - 8am

Visitors and Area Residents are invited to attend the 2019 Easter Sunrise Service held on Historic Jamestown Island. The service will start at 7:00 am on Sunday, April 21.           Worshipers have gathered around the Jamestown Cross for over 60 years to celebrate Easter together. Representatives from many faiths will participate in the ecumenical service.

Sunday, April 21, 2019 -
7:00am to 8:00am
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.

Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Yorktown Sailing Charters
Riverwalk Landing Pier - 425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 Yorktown 23690
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
April 18 - 24, 2019, 11am - 12:45pm

Bring the kids to Captain Mayhem's School of Piracy! Pirate Cruise Rates : $25 kids / $37 adults For hundreds of years these waters were teeming with Pirates and Privateers. Come aboard our Yorktown Pirate Boat Tour, and see what it was like to set sail as they did in the day of block and tackle and traditionally rigged sailing vessels. You will learn sailors lore and get a feel for what it was like to sail aboard a schooner in the Age of Sail!

Sunday, April 21, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Apr 24, 2019
Monday, April 22, 2019
Yorktown Sailing Charters
Riverwalk Landing Pier - 425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 Yorktown 23690
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
April 18 - 24, 2019, 11am - 12:45pm

Bring the kids to Captain Mayhem's School of Piracy! Pirate Cruise Rates : $25 kids / $37 adults For hundreds of years these waters were teeming with Pirates and Privateers. Come aboard our Yorktown Pirate Boat Tour, and see what it was like to set sail as they did in the day of block and tackle and traditionally rigged sailing vessels. You will learn sailors lore and get a feel for what it was like to sail aboard a schooner in the Age of Sail!

Monday, April 22, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Apr 24, 2019
Colonial Williamsburg
401 E Nicholson St Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 22 - May 6, 2019, 1pm - 2pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 22 - May 6, 2019, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

This one-hour walking tour takes guests through the stable and carriage facilities and introduces them to the rare breeds conservancy program operated by Colonial Williamsburg.

Monday, April 22, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on May 06, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Yorktown Sailing Charters
Riverwalk Landing Pier - 425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 Yorktown 23690
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
April 18 - 24, 2019, 11am - 12:45pm

Bring the kids to Captain Mayhem's School of Piracy! Pirate Cruise Rates : $25 kids / $37 adults For hundreds of years these waters were teeming with Pirates and Privateers. Come aboard our Yorktown Pirate Boat Tour, and see what it was like to set sail as they did in the day of block and tackle and traditionally rigged sailing vessels. You will learn sailors lore and get a feel for what it was like to sail aboard a schooner in the Age of Sail!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Apr 24, 2019
Colonial Williamsburg
401 E Nicholson St Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 22 - May 6, 2019, 1pm - 2pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 22 - May 6, 2019, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

This one-hour walking tour takes guests through the stable and carriage facilities and introduces them to the rare breeds conservancy program operated by Colonial Williamsburg.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on May 06, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Yorktown Sailing Charters
Riverwalk Landing Pier - 425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 Yorktown 23690
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
April 18 - 24, 2019, 11am - 12:45pm

Bring the kids to Captain Mayhem's School of Piracy! Pirate Cruise Rates : $25 kids / $37 adults For hundreds of years these waters were teeming with Pirates and Privateers. Come aboard our Yorktown Pirate Boat Tour, and see what it was like to set sail as they did in the day of block and tackle and traditionally rigged sailing vessels. You will learn sailors lore and get a feel for what it was like to sail aboard a schooner in the Age of Sail!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Apr 24, 2019
Colonial Williamsburg
401 E Nicholson St Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 22 - May 6, 2019, 1pm - 2pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 22 - May 6, 2019, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

This one-hour walking tour takes guests through the stable and carriage facilities and introduces them to the rare breeds conservancy program operated by Colonial Williamsburg.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on May 06, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Colonial Williamsburg
401 E Nicholson St Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 22 - May 6, 2019, 1pm - 2pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 22 - May 6, 2019, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

This one-hour walking tour takes guests through the stable and carriage facilities and introduces them to the rare breeds conservancy program operated by Colonial Williamsburg.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on May 06, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 6 - 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
April 26, 2019, 10am - 4pm
May 4, 2019, 10am - 4pm
May 17, 2019, 10am - 4pm
May 25, 2019, 10am - 4pm
May 31, 2019, 10am - 4pm
June 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
June 15, 2019, 10am - 4pm
June 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
June 29, 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.

Friday, April 26, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Apr 13, 2019
Colonial Williamsburg
401 E Nicholson St Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 22 - May 6, 2019, 1pm - 2pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 22 - May 6, 2019, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

This one-hour walking tour takes guests through the stable and carriage facilities and introduces them to the rare breeds conservancy program operated by Colonial Williamsburg.

Friday, April 26, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on May 06, 2019

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