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., 09/21/2018
E.g., 09/21/2018
Friday, September 21, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23507
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 1 - 29, 2018, 9am - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 2 - 30, 2018, 11am - 5pm

The Mariners' Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during the month of September in honor of Hunger Action Month. Each person must bring a donated item to receive this special admission price. Offer not valid with other discounts or on movie tickets.

Friday, September 21, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Friday, September 21, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
August 10 - 31, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 14 - 21, 2018, 10am - 4pm
September 22, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Repeats Daily.
September 28 - 29, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 5, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 12, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 26, 2018, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Friday, September 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 31, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23507
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 1 - 29, 2018, 9am - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 2 - 30, 2018, 11am - 5pm

The Mariners' Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during the month of September in honor of Hunger Action Month. Each person must bring a donated item to receive this special admission price. Offer not valid with other discounts or on movie tickets.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
August 10 - 31, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 14 - 21, 2018, 10am - 4pm
September 22, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Repeats Daily.
September 28 - 29, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 5, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 12, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 26, 2018, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 31, 2018
Freedom Park Interpretive Center
5537 Centerville Road Williamsburg 23188
September 22, 2018, 3pm - 4pm

James City County Parks & Recreation invites history buffs to join Col. Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendant of those who lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park for a free presentation and book signing.

You'll get a glimpse of what 18th century life was like more than 60 years before the Emancipation Proclamation in James City County. Info: 757-259-4022.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Freedom Park Interpretive Center
5537 Centerville Road Williamsburg 23188
September 22, 2018, 3pm - 4pm

James City County Parks & Recreation invites history buffs to join Col. Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendant of those who lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park for a free presentation and book signing. You’ll get a glimpse of what 18th century life was like more than 60 years before the Emancipation Proclamation in James City County. Info: 757-259-4022.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Freedom Park
5537 Centerville Road Williamsburg 23188
February 10, 2018, 3pm - 4pm
April 28, 2018, 3pm - 4pm
September 22, 2018, 3pm - 4pm

Join Col. Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendant of those that lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park for a presentation and book signing. You'll experience 18th century life more than 60 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. All ages welcome.

Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4022.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23507
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 1 - 29, 2018, 9am - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 2 - 30, 2018, 11am - 5pm

The Mariners' Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during the month of September in honor of Hunger Action Month. Each person must bring a donated item to receive this special admission price. Offer not valid with other discounts or on movie tickets.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23507
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 1 - 29, 2018, 9am - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 2 - 30, 2018, 11am - 5pm

The Mariners' Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during the month of September in honor of Hunger Action Month. Each person must bring a donated item to receive this special admission price. Offer not valid with other discounts or on movie tickets.

Monday, September 24, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Monday, September 24, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23507
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 1 - 29, 2018, 9am - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 2 - 30, 2018, 11am - 5pm

The Mariners' Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during the month of September in honor of Hunger Action Month. Each person must bring a donated item to receive this special admission price. Offer not valid with other discounts or on movie tickets.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23507
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 1 - 29, 2018, 9am - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 2 - 30, 2018, 11am - 5pm

The Mariners' Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during the month of September in honor of Hunger Action Month. Each person must bring a donated item to receive this special admission price. Offer not valid with other discounts or on movie tickets.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23507
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 1 - 29, 2018, 9am - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 2 - 30, 2018, 11am - 5pm

The Mariners' Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during the month of September in honor of Hunger Action Month. Each person must bring a donated item to receive this special admission price. Offer not valid with other discounts or on movie tickets.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23507
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 1 - 29, 2018, 9am - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 2 - 30, 2018, 11am - 5pm

The Mariners' Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during the month of September in honor of Hunger Action Month. Each person must bring a donated item to receive this special admission price. Offer not valid with other discounts or on movie tickets.

Friday, September 28, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Friday, September 28, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
August 10 - 31, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 14 - 21, 2018, 10am - 4pm
September 22, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Repeats Daily.
September 28 - 29, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 5, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 12, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 26, 2018, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Friday, September 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 31, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23507
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 1 - 29, 2018, 9am - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 2 - 30, 2018, 11am - 5pm

The Mariners' Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during the month of September in honor of Hunger Action Month. Each person must bring a donated item to receive this special admission price. Offer not valid with other discounts or on movie tickets.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
Yorktown Battlefield
1000 Colonial Parkway Yorktown 23690
September 29 - 30, 2018, 9am - 4pm

Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th, Colonial National Historical Park invites you to the historic village of Yorktown for a glimpse into its Revolutionary past.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

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