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., 06/16/2019
E.g., 06/16/2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, June 17, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Monday, June 17, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Bassett Hall
522 E Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Wednesday, Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 19 - August 31, 2019, 10am - 12pm

Come make your own theorem piece of folk art in the cottage at Bassett Hall. Tour the House and see the theorems, a favorite folk art form collected by Abby A. Rockefeller. Family members will have an opportunity to create a piece of folk art to take home. Tour Bassett Hall and then drop in at the cottage to learn about theorems and make your own to take home. Theorems were a favorite form of folk art that Abby Aldrich Rockefeller chose for this special home.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Saturday, ends on Aug 31, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
April 4, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
May 2, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
June 20, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
September 12, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
October 10, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
November 14, 2019, 7pm - 8pm

Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, will present a “Tenacious Women Lecture Series” on Thursday evenings from March through November in conjunction with the yearlong special exhibition “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia.” The eight-part lecture series features scholars, curators and authors speaking on women throughout history.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, June 21, 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, June 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Apr 13, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 5, 2019, 10am - 4pm
April 12, 2019, 10am - 4pm
April 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
May 3 - 24, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 18 - 25, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 1 - 22, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
June 14 - 21, 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 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, June 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on May 24, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 5, 2019, 10am - 11am
May 3, 2019, 10am - 11am
May 17, 2019, 10am - 11am
June 7, 2019, 10am - 11am
June 21, 2019, 10am - 11am
July 5, 2019, 10am - 11am
July 19, 2019, 10am - 11am
August 16, 2019, 10am - 11am
September 6, 2019, 10am - 11am
September 20, 2019, 10am - 11am
October 4, 2019, 10am - 11am
October 18, 2019, 10am - 11am

Learn about the history and archaeology of Jamestown's churches and the crucial role women played in the excavations since 1897. This program includes an indoor lecture followed by a visit to the Jamestown Memorial Church (weather permitting) to view current dig sites. Additional ticket required. Tickets coming soon to historicjamestowne.org. Tickets also available for purchase in person or by calling 757-856-1250.

Friday, June 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Friday, June 21, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 5, 2019, 10am - 4pm
April 12, 2019, 10am - 4pm
April 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
May 3 - 24, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 18 - 25, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 1 - 22, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
June 14 - 21, 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 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, June 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on May 24, 2019
Bassett Hall
522 E Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Wednesday, Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 19 - August 31, 2019, 10am - 12pm

Come make your own theorem piece of folk art in the cottage at Bassett Hall. Tour the House and see the theorems, a favorite folk art form collected by Abby A. Rockefeller. Family members will have an opportunity to create a piece of folk art to take home. Tour Bassett Hall and then drop in at the cottage to learn about theorems and make your own to take home. Theorems were a favorite form of folk art that Abby Aldrich Rockefeller chose for this special home.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Saturday, ends on Aug 31, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, June 24, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Monday, June 24, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Bassett Hall
522 E Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Wednesday, Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 19 - August 31, 2019, 10am - 12pm

Come make your own theorem piece of folk art in the cottage at Bassett Hall. Tour the House and see the theorems, a favorite folk art form collected by Abby A. Rockefeller. Family members will have an opportunity to create a piece of folk art to take home. Tour Bassett Hall and then drop in at the cottage to learn about theorems and make your own to take home. Theorems were a favorite form of folk art that Abby Aldrich Rockefeller chose for this special home.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Saturday, ends on Aug 31, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, June 28, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 27, 2019, 10am - 4pm
May 17, 2019, 10am - 4pm
June 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
June 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting Join cooper Marshall Sheetz as he demonstrates traditional methods for creating buckets, barrels and casks. Coopering – the making of wooden storage containers – has existed for over 3,000 years. At Jamestown casks were to transport cargos of wine, beer, tobacco, sugar, and salt. Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Friday, June 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Friday, June 28, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Repeats Daily.
June 29, 2019 - March 22, 2020, 9am - 5pm

Discover personal stories of enslaved and free African Americans who fought on both sides of the Revolutionary War through interactive elements and compelling art displays, including a new contemporary work by nationally acclaimed artist Titus Kaphar. Follow the forgotten stories of African Americans who enlisted as soldiers for the American cause for a free and independent nation and those who joined British forces with the promise of obtaining their own freedom.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Mar 22, 2020
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.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Apr 13, 2019

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