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., 01/17/2019
E.g., 01/17/2019
Thursday, January 17, 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, January 17, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Friday, January 18, 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, January 18, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
January 18, 2019, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Visit the Museum on Friday afternoons to enjoy lunch in the Mariners' Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. On select Fridays through the fall, Mr. Quarstein will lead the conversation as we dive deep into a theme in Civil War history. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!

Friday, January 18, 2019 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Saturday, January 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!

Saturday, January 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
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
January 5, 2019, 10am - 4pm
January 19, 2019, 10am - 4pm
February 2, 2019, 10am - 4pm
February 16, 2019, 10am - 4pm
March 2, 2019, 10am - 4pm
March 16, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Take a break from the cold and spend your day at the Jamestown Rediscovery artifact museum! Meet colonists and real archaeologists, participate in hands-on activities, and explore the world of the first permanent colony in the New World. Featured activities: artifact sorting & picking with a Jamestown Rediscovery conservator, behind the scenes with an archaeologist: washing & processing a collection.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, January 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!

Sunday, January 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
Monday, January 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!

Monday, January 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
Tuesday, January 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!

Tuesday, January 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
Wednesday, January 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!

Wednesday, January 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
Thursday, January 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!

Thursday, January 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
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
January 24, 2019, 7pm - 9pm

Presented by Harry Warren and Brian van Eerden.

FREE for Members; $5 for guests.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, January 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!

Friday, January 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
Saturday, January 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!

Saturday, January 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
Sunday, January 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!

Sunday, January 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
Monday, January 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!

Monday, January 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
Tuesday, January 29, 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, January 29, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Wednesday, January 30, 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, January 30, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 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, January 31, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Friday, February 01, 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 1, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Saturday, February 02, 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 2, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
January 5, 2019, 10am - 4pm
January 19, 2019, 10am - 4pm
February 2, 2019, 10am - 4pm
February 16, 2019, 10am - 4pm
March 2, 2019, 10am - 4pm
March 16, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Take a break from the cold and spend your day at the Jamestown Rediscovery artifact museum! Meet colonists and real archaeologists, participate in hands-on activities, and explore the world of the first permanent colony in the New World. Featured activities: artifact sorting & picking with a Jamestown Rediscovery conservator, behind the scenes with an archaeologist: washing & processing a collection.

Saturday, February 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, February 03, 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 3, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Monday, February 04, 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 4, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Tuesday, February 05, 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 5, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019

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