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Commemoration related events are already happening throughout Virginia and can be found in the listing below. If you would like VA250 to include events not currently listed here, please click here to submit your event.

 

Summer Saturdays at Gunston Hall Summer Saturdays at Gunston Hall
June 01, 2024 - August 31, 2024
Fairfax County

Explore history in different ways with this drop-in summer program. Each Saturday will have a host of different activities around a different theme. Savor history, dig in the dirt, and play games as we learn about the 18th century at Gunston Hall. ... Read More

Fort Pocahontas 160th Anniversary ReenactmentFort Pocahontas 160th Anniversary Reenactment
June 01, 2024 - June 02, 2024
Charles City County

This Union fortification comes to life as military and civilian reenactors portray the lives of soldier and citizen inhabitants of the fort. Sutlers offering reproductions of Civil War-era merchandise and clothing contribute to an authentic atmospher... Read More

Fort Pocahontas ReenactmentFort Pocahontas Reenactment
June 01, 2024 - June 02, 2024
Charles City County

The May 24, 1864, victory of United States Colored Troops over attacking Confederate cavalry comes to life in the “Action at Wilson’s Wharf” at Fort Pocahontas on the James River. Each year we remember the contribution of USCTs to the Federal w... Read More

Annual Loyalists in the Backcountry Annual Loyalists in the Backcountry
June 01, 2024 - June 02, 2024
Pulaski County

Join us to learn more about both the Loyalists and Patriots in the New River Valley during the American Revolution. Living history presented by the Fincastle Company. The event is free to attend, but donations welcome. This is the Third Annual "Loyal... Read More

Amelia Officer of the Revolution Gravesite DedicationAmelia Officer of the Revolution Gravesite Dedication
June 02, 2024 - June 02, 2024
Amelia County

The Richmond Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), in conjunction with the Amelia County American Revolution 250 Committee, the Amelia County Historical Society, and Christ Episcopal Church, Amelia, will dedicate a marker prominently pointing passer... Read More

Prelude to the Revolution:  2024 First Lecture on the LawnPrelude to the Revolution: 2024 First Lecture on the Lawn
June 02, 2024 - June 02, 2024
Northampton County

To honor the upcoming 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, this lecture is entitled "Prelude to Revolution" and will cover several events leading up to 1776. Come and hear about an early protest against taxation in Northampton Count... Read More

Evening Book Talk at George WashingtonEvening Book Talk at George Washington
June 04, 2024 - June 04, 2024
Fairfax County

In this free evening event at George Washington's Mount Vernon, hear from University of Miami professor Ashli White, author of Revolutionary Things: Material Culture and Politics in the Late Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World.  In her book, Dr. W... Read More

Summer Series Part I: Born from Conflict – Religious Strife in JamestownSummer Series Part I: Born from Conflict – Religious Strife in Jamestown
June 05, 2024 - June 05, 2024
Isle of Wight County

The Summer Series continues a look at the violence and discord of the 17th Century. Part 1 will focus on the religious tensions at Jamestown. Contrary to earlier belief, Jamestown was religiously very diverse and the differences were the cause of a g... Read More

Conversation with a CuratorConversation with a Curator
June 06, 2024 - June 06, 2024
City of Virginia Beach

Learn how Virginia and Princess Anne County played an important role in the American Revolution, and the events that shaped colonial Virginia, specifically in the years 1774-76, leading up to the war. This will include the Intolerable Acts, Virgin... Read More

Prince William Resolves Marker Dedication Prince William Resolves Marker Dedication
June 06, 2024 - June 06, 2024
Prince William County

The Prince William Resolves Chapter, NSDAR and the Prince William County Historical Commission are co-hosting a dedication of the Prince William Resolves historical marker on the exact anniversary of the passage of the Resolves. Lunch is provided aft... Read More

“If This Be Treason…The 1774 York County Resolves and the Liberty Pole” Lecture “If This Be Treason…The 1774 York County Resolves and the Liberty Pole” Lecture
June 07, 2024 - June 07, 2024
York County

Governor Dunmore has dissolved the House of Burgesses, and the militia is ready to fight! Join us as we explore our shared history and begin the celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution. This lecture is part of Yorktown Militar... Read More

We Built This Place: Watermen Then and NowWe Built This Place: Watermen Then and Now
June 07, 2024 - June 08, 2024
Westmoreland County

On Friday night, June 7, 5-7 pm, The Art Center of Montross will have a juried art show with the theme of Watermen: Then and Now. Reception will be open to the public. On Saturday, June 8, 11 am-1 pm, The Westmoreland County Museum will have an exh... Read More

Movie in the Park: Johnny TremainMovie in the Park: Johnny Tremain
June 07, 2024 - June 07, 2024
Henrico County

The Henrico 250 Committee invites you to travel back in time as we watch the movie, Johnny Tremain. Follow in the footsteps of a teenage boy as he decides which path to take in the early days of the Revolutionary War, meeting spies, witnessing the Bo... Read More

Jack Jouett DayJack Jouett Day
June 08, 2024 - June 08, 2024
Louisa County

Jack Jouett, the Paul Revere of the South, rode from Louisa County to Monticello to warn Thomas Jefferson and other Virginia legislatures of incoming British troops. We're celebrating Jack Jouett's ride with a festival on June 8, 2024 from 11am to 5p... Read More

Resolve & Revolution - Marking the 250th Anniversary of the Prince William County ResolvesResolve & Revolution - Marking the 250th Anniversary of the Prince William County Resolves
June 08, 2024 - June 08, 2024
Prince William County

Join us for an event celebrating the historic Prince William Resolves! This free family-friendly program features an immersive play reenacting this lively June 1774 debate and also includes children’s activities, food, tours, and more. This event i... Read More

160th Anniversary of the Battle of Trevilian Station Living History160th Anniversary of the Battle of Trevilian Station Living History
June 08, 2024 - June 09, 2024
Louisa County

The battle of Trevilian Station was the largest all-cavalry battle of the Civil War that took place on June 11-12 of 1864. Come immerse yourself in local history on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9 with a recreation of the event. Walk through the reen... Read More

Declaration DayDeclaration Day
June 08, 2024 - June 08, 2024
Fairfax County

Help Gunston Hall commemorate the 248th anniversary of the Virginia Declaration of Rights. Join us all day for a variety of activities and opportunities including a special naturalization ceremony, museum theater performances, live music, and birthd... Read More

Descendants Day at HighlandDescendants Day at Highland
June 08, 2024 - June 08, 2024
City of Charlottesville

Join us on Saturday, June 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., for a Descendants Day at Highland. The Highland Council of Descendant Advisors welcomes anyone working on or interested in the histories of slavery, the shared work of making our present and ... Read More

13th Annual International Day of Remembrance13th Annual International Day of Remembrance
June 08, 2024 - June 08, 2024
City of Hampton

Join The Sankofa Projects as they educate & celebrate the richness and diversity of the African diaspora and bring awareness to this tragic chapter in American and global history. The program includes African drumming, songs, dance, poetry, historica... Read More

Shakespeare on the Lawn at Historic KenmoreShakespeare on the Lawn at Historic Kenmore
June 08, 2024 - June 16, 2024
City of Fredericksburg

JUNE 8, 9, 15, 16 6:30PM, GROUNDS OPEN AT 5:30PM George Washington was known to attend Shakespeare plays and had a few in his personal collection. Shakespeare on the Lawn, at Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis' Kenmore, returns in its 21st year wi... Read More

Tavern Night at Williams OrdinaryTavern Night at Williams Ordinary
June 08, 2024 - June 08, 2024
Prince William County

Just a few blocks away from Merchant Park, join us at Williams Ordinary in the evening for our annual Tavern Night. Take a sip of history while learning about this historic tavern in Dumfries. Enjoy a unique experience in this local landmark by liste... Read More

Yorktown Military Appreciation WeekendYorktown Military Appreciation Weekend
June 09, 2024 - June 09, 2024
York County

Join us for a weekend-long patriotic salute to our Armed Forces as we celebrate the contributions of our American heroes both past and present. Enjoy live music, games, stories, special exhibits, and more! ... Read More

The Leedstown Resolutions–Connecting Consumerism and Revolution on the Northern NeckThe Leedstown Resolutions–Connecting Consumerism and Revolution on the Northern Neck
June 09, 2024 - June 09, 2024
Westmoreland County

The Leedstown Resolves were one of the first protests against the 1765 Stamp Act and influenced public opinion in other American colonies. In this engaging talk, Dr. Levy explores how consumerism in the colonies shaped response to the Stamp Act, infl... Read More

Lunch at the Washington Presidential Library: Four Families Descended from Slaves Reflect of Stories of Strength, Love, and Gratitude. Lunch at the Washington Presidential Library: Four Families Descended from Slaves Reflect of Stories of Strength, Love, and Gratitude. 
June 10, 2024 - June 10, 2024
Fairfax County

Join us for lunch and a discussion with authors Lori Ann LaRocco and Abby Wallace, who will discuss their new book, Embracing Your Past to Empower Your Future: Four Families Descended from Slaves Reflect of Stories of Strength, Love, and Gratitude.... Read More

The Other Tea PartiesThe Other Tea Parties
June 10, 2024 - June 10, 2024
Orange County

The Boston Tea Party was not the only one. We'll learn about the others. What happened in Virginia in 1774?... Read More

Juneteenth Raising of the FlagJuneteenth Raising of the Flag
June 10, 2024 - June 10, 2024
City of Newport News

Join us for the annual Juneteenth Raising of the Flag ceremony as it brings unity in the community while we wave the flag of freedom for the last enslaved African American in Galveston, Texas.... Read More

Red Hill Rediscovered: Archaeology of a ServantRed Hill Rediscovered: Archaeology of a Servant's House
June 13, 2024 - June 13, 2024
Charlotte County

Tune in to find out what we discovered in the first year of Red Hill’s archaeology program! Staff Archaeologist Lucia Butler will share our findings from last summer’s excavation of the servant’s house site, along with some of the artifacts dis... Read More

Juneteenth FestivalJuneteenth Festival
June 15, 2024 - June 15, 2024
Louisa County

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It is celebrated on June 19th, the day in 1865 when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that all ensl... Read More

Juneteenth CelebrationsJuneteenth Celebrations
June 15, 2024 - June 15, 2024
Henrico County

Juneteenth celebrates enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching the westernmost Confederate state of Texas. The Proclamation went into effect in 1863, but this news was purposefully withheld from enslaved people until the arrival of Union... Read More

2024 Mattaponi Pow Wow2024 Mattaponi Pow Wow
June 15, 2024 - June 15, 2024
King William County

The Mattaponi Indian Reservation Pow Wow is a significant cultural event that celebrates our Native American heritage and traditions of the Mattaponi Tribe. A pow wow is our gathering that typically features dance, music, arts and crafts, food, and c... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Sunrise ServiceColonial Williamsburg: Sunrise Service
June 16, 2024 - June 16, 2024
City of Williamsburg

To commemorate the triumphant spirit of the African American journey, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will host its second annual Juneteenth Sunrise Service on Sunday morning, June 16, at 6 a.m. at the majestic Compton Oak on Market Square. This... Read More

Annual Pulaski County Juneteenth EventAnnual Pulaski County Juneteenth Event
June 16, 2024 - June 16, 2024
Pulaski County

Please join us for the 4th Annual Pulaski County Juneteenth Event at Wilderness Road Regional Museum. Enjoy a day of learning and entertainment. The schedule includes a performance by the local drummers, dancing, a unique Sankofa Bird Bingo event, ... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Master Blacksmith Panel DiscussionColonial Williamsburg: Master Blacksmith Panel Discussion
June 17, 2024 - June 17, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Join us at the Hennage Auditorium on Monday, June 17 for a special panel discussion with Jonn Hankins, Darryl Reeves, and Karina Roca. These leaders of the restoration and preservation field from New Orleans will discuss the challenges and opportunit... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Communal Quilt ProjectColonial Williamsburg: Communal Quilt Project
June 17, 2024 - June 17, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Patchwork quilts date back many centuries and have been found in all cultures across the world. Generations of people recycled discarded fabric remnants into quilts, reinvigorating them with new life in geometric patterns. The fabric fragments each h... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Freedom Making in WilliamsburgColonial Williamsburg: Freedom Making in Williamsburg
June 18, 2024 - June 18, 2024
City of Williamsburg

The Williamsburg Bray School Initiative will host a conversation to explore how which individuals made freedom for themselves in Williamsburg, past and present. Meet with descendants, historians, and other community members as they share how freedom-... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Portraying the AncestorsColonial Williamsburg: Portraying the Ancestors
June 18, 2024 - June 18, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Join us for an insightful panel discussion where we delve into the complexities and challenges of portraying enslaved women in historical narratives. Moderated by storyteller and historic interpreter Sheila Arnold, this conversation will offer a behi... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Meeting with Master Blacksmith, Darryl ReevesColonial Williamsburg: Meeting with Master Blacksmith, Darryl Reeves
June 18, 2024 - June 18, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Join us in celebration of Juneteenth at the Public Armoury for talks and demonstrations by Master Blacksmith Darryl Reeves, a third-generation metal worker and owner of Andrew's Welding & Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans' Seventh Ward. In addition to h... Read More

Juneteenth at Red HillJuneteenth at Red Hill
June 19, 2024 - June 19, 2024
Campbell County

Come and enjoy Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19, with free admission to Patrick Henry's Red Hill. FREE Quarter Place Tours will be available at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Cookies and lemonade will be provided! Pack a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy th... Read More

Juneteenth CelebrationJuneteenth Celebration
June 19, 2024 - June 19, 2024
City of Alexandria

Carlyle House, a historic house museum, is hosting its annual Juneteenth celebration on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. The event is being presented in collaboration with The Athenaeum, a regional arts organization. The event will be held outside on the la... Read More

Freedom Before Emancipation: Family Day for Juneteenth at George WashingtonFreedom Before Emancipation: Family Day for Juneteenth at George Washington's Mount Vernon
June 19, 2024 - June 22, 2024
Fairfax County

Juneteenth is the celebration of Emancipation Day in 1865. Long before emancipation, many people enslaved at Mount Vernon resisted enslavement and sought freedom. At this Family Day, learners of all ages can discover how Ona Judge, Christopher Sh... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Permission to be FreeColonial Williamsburg: Permission to be Free
June 19, 2024 - June 19, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Join Sheila Arnold on an extraordinary storytelling journey as she invites you to embrace the power of hope, resilience, and the unyielding desire for freedom. Give yourself permission to be moved, inspired, and ultimately, free. Through Permissio... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Answer the Call Drum CircleColonial Williamsburg: Answer the Call Drum Circle
June 19, 2024 - June 19, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Much of African Music is based on call and response. The drum is the first to announce itself and send a message bringing the community together. As the drum calls, the community is expected to respond by playing back to the drummer or hollering out ... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Meeting with Master Blacksmith, Darryl ReevesColonial Williamsburg: Meeting with Master Blacksmith, Darryl Reeves
June 19, 2024 - June 19, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Join us in celebration of Juneteenth at the Public Armoury for talks and demonstrations by Master Blacksmith Darryl Reeves, a third-generation metal worker and owner of Andrew's Welding & Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans' Seventh Ward. In addition to h... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Juneteenth at Sweet Tea & BarleyColonial Williamsburg: Juneteenth at Sweet Tea & Barley
June 19, 2024 - June 19, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Sweet Tea & Barley Special Offerings for Juneteenth. $34 per person. Wednesday, June 19, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. *Full Sweet Tea & Barley Menu Available in Addition to Special Menu Offering* Juneteenth Special Menu Braised Oxtail Jollof Rice ... Read More

2024 Annual Martha Washington Lecture: Remember the First Ladies2024 Annual Martha Washington Lecture: Remember the First Ladies
June 20, 2024 - June 20, 2024
Fairfax County

As the wife of the nation's first president, Martha Washington truly defined the new role of First Lady of the United States. Hear how she and other First Ladies influenced American society, policy, diplomacy, and life, and how many of them broke bar... Read More

John Rolfe, First-Person Interpretation TalkJohn Rolfe, First-Person Interpretation Talk
June 22, 2024 - June 22, 2024
Hanover County

John Rolfe set sail for Virginia in 1609. Despite being shipwrecked in Bermuda, he later made it to the devasted Jamestown colony. Contrary to the widespread myth that Pocahontas had a romance with Captain John Smith, her real romance was with Rolfe.... Read More

Juneteenth Celebration: Freedom FestivalJuneteenth Celebration: Freedom Festival
June 22, 2024 - June 22, 2024
City of Newport News

Free community festival featuring musical entertainment, food and craft vendors, informational exhibits, and children’s activities. For details, click here.... Read More

SpencerSpencer's Ordinary Wreath Ceremony
June 22, 2024 - June 22, 2024
James City County

The Williamsburg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will conduct a memorial service in honor of the valiant Americans who gave their lives in the Battle of Spencer's Ordinary on June 26, 1781. A series of skirmishes occurred in the woods... Read More

Betty WashingtonBetty Washington's Birthday Party
June 22, 2024 - June 22, 2024
City of Fredericksburg

We celebrate George every year in February, but let’s not forget about his sister. Betty Washington Lewis was born on June 20, 1733. Come help us celebrate her 291st birthday at her home, Historic Kenmore! Have a Crumbl cookie and a cup of tea. ... Read More

Lantern Tour with Patrick Henry JollyLantern Tour with Patrick Henry Jolly
June 22, 2024 - June 22, 2024
Charlotte County

Join Patrick Henry Jolly on a pop-up Lantern Tour of Red Hill on Saturday, June 22, at 7:00 pm. Patrick will show visitors around the historic grounds including the Quarter Place Trail & Cemetery, the Henry House, and the Henry Family Gravesite. Spac... Read More

Chief Justice John Marshall RememberedChief Justice John Marshall Remembered
June 23, 2024 - June 23, 2024
City of Richmond

At 2 p.m., Sunday, June 23, 2024, the Richmond Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will host a Virginia SAR ceremony honoring Revolutionary War Veteran and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Marshall. The ceremony, featuring t... Read More

Juneteenth CelebrationJuneteenth Celebration
June 23, 2024 - June 23, 2024
City of Newport News

Join us as we explore the natural resources of Virginia's waterways and their role in freedom with interactive exhibits and activities. From a resource guide to team-building challenges, we commemorate Juneteenth with the theme "Living the Dream: Tog... Read More

Conversation with a CuratorConversation with a Curator
June 27, 2024 - June 27, 2024
City of Virginia Beach

Talk will discuss events in Virginia, starting with the arrival of Benedict Arnold as a British commander in December 1780, and cover his actions up the James River and his occupation of Portsmouth. There will be several stories to tell about the occ... Read More

Educator Field Trip & SeminarEducator Field Trip & Seminar
June 28, 2024 - June 28, 2024
Campbell County

Are you an educator with a love of history? Join the Virginia Council for the Social Studies (VCSS) for a full-day field trip to the Patrick Henry National Memorial focusing on telling the “complete” history of Red Hill. All educators are welcome... Read More

Flag DayFlag Day
June 28, 2024 - June 28, 2024
Henrico County

Why do we celebrate Flag Day? Join us to explore the flags that have flown in Henrico since its beginning as a city in 1611 and create your own flag. Information: sch107@henrico.us... Read More

Independence Fireworks at George WashingtonIndependence Fireworks at George Washington's Mount Vernon
June 28, 2024 - June 28, 2024
Fairfax County

Watch a dazzling fireworks show at George Washington's estate! On June 28 and 29, relax on the east lawn and watch fireworks soar over the Potomac River. Enjoy live musical performances, and attend an evening wreath laying at George Washington's Tomb... Read More

Independence Fireworks at George WashingtonIndependence Fireworks at George Washington's Mount Vernon
June 29, 2024 - June 29, 2024
Fairfax County

Watch a dazzling fireworks show at George Washington's estate! On June 28 and 29, relax on the east lawn and watch fireworks soar over the Potomac River. Enjoy live musical performances, and attend an evening wreath laying at George Washington's Tomb... Read More

The Situation Room Roleplaying Experience: WashingtonThe Situation Room Roleplaying Experience: Washington's Cabinet
June 30, 2024 - June 30, 2024
Fairfax County

On June 30, step back in time to 1790s Philadelphia with the roleplaying experience of the Situation Room. During this 75-minute game, your actions will decide the fate of our young nation. Players will be faced with domestic and international cr... Read More

July 4th CeremonyJuly 4th Ceremony
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
City of Richmond

The naturalization ceremony is held in partnership with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Schedule of Events: 11:00am - 12:00pm - Naturalization Ceremony offi... Read More

Independence Day CelebrationIndependence Day Celebration
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
York County

Bring your flags and flip flops because the fun begins with a festive parade down Historic Main Street! Evening activities include a bell-ringing ceremony, patriotic concert, and a spectacular fireworks display over the York River. Grab your red, whi... Read More

Independence Day at the Virginia State CapitolIndependence Day at the Virginia State Capitol
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
City of Richmond

This year, Virginia's Fourth of July celebration promises to be unlike any other. Inspired by John Adams' vision of a grand festival, the State Capitol lawn will transform into a vibrant hub of activity, bursting with the sights and sounds of Virgini... Read More

Red, White, & LightsRed, White, & Lights
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
Henrico County

Celebrate the Independence Day holiday with live music, food trucks, and a kids’ zone. The Richmond Symphony is headlining the show with a laser light show finale.* FREE Admission! Event Information: rec-eventsteam@henrico.us *Please note: Th... Read More

Fabulous Fourth at Ferry FarmFabulous Fourth at Ferry Farm
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
Stafford County

Celebrate Independence Day at George Washington’s boyhood home! Play colonial games, tour the Washington House, meet a George Washington reenactor, watch a flag retirement ceremony at 1pm, talk with archaeologists around an active dig site, take a ... Read More

Independence CelebrationIndependence Celebration
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
City of Chesapeake

Celebrate America's Independence at the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum. Our town crier will read the Declaration of Independence. Enjoy crafts, activities, an encampment by the Youth Virginia Regiment, and more! Take family photos choosi... Read More

An American Celebration at George WashingtonAn American Celebration at George Washington's Mount Vernon
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
Fairfax County

Celebrate our nation's founding at Mount Vernon, the home of America's first president! Watch as people from across the world become U.S. citizens in a moving ceremony, then hear a performance by the National Concert Band and see a daytime fireworks... Read More

Independence Day Concert and CelebrationIndependence Day Concert and Celebration
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
City of Charlottesville

On Thursday, July 4th, Highland will host the Heifetz International Music Institute for a free concert from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A classically-inspired ensemble from Heifetz will bring a uniquely innovative and expressive concert that will appeal to all... Read More

4th of July Stars in the Sky4th of July Stars in the Sky
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
City of Newport News

Light up the night in Newport News! Celebrate Independence Day with great food, live music, festive entertainers, giveaways and a spectacular fireworks display above the James River. This year’s Stars in the Sky will feature musical performances f... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Salute to the StatesColonial Williamsburg: Salute to the States
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Set to the pomp and pageantry of the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums, join the Virginia State Garrison Regiment as they present canon salutes to the original thirteen states of the Union.... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Noon Reading of the DeclarationColonial Williamsburg: Noon Reading of the Declaration
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Residents of the 18th-century Williamsburg community read the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Courthouse and surrounding area. ... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Goodwin Room Independence TeaColonial Williamsburg: Goodwin Room Independence Tea
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Enjoy a delightful afternoon with your family and friends while indulging in the fine Afternoon Tea at the Williamsburg Inn with an exciting Revolution-inspired menu. Expect handmade scones, tea sandwiches, pastries, and more with a signature tea fro... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Building WashingtonColonial Williamsburg: Building Washington's Army
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Calling all brave and well-disposed lovers of liberty! In defense of Independency, recruits of all ages will take part in light military drill with members of the Virginia State Garrison Regiment accompanied by the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Declaration of Independence ReadingColonial Williamsburg: Declaration of Independence Reading
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Thomas Jefferson begins a day of pageantry, celebration, and reflection.... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Traditions Fourth of July DinnerColonial Williamsburg: Traditions Fourth of July Dinner
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Join us for a spectacular dinner buffet to celebrate Independence Day at the Williamsburg Lodge. Thursday July 4, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Adult $49.95 Children (ages 3–10) $19.95. *A prepaid reservation is required. For reservations, call 1-855-3... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Lights of FreedomColonial Williamsburg: Lights of Freedom
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
City of Williamsburg

As the prelude to the thrilling Fourth of July Fireworks display, our holiday programming concludes with a celebration of the words and music of the American Revolution. Highlights include a reading of the Declaration of Independence, American marchi... Read More

Independence Day CelebrationIndependence Day Celebration
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
Bedford County

Thomas Jefferson held July 4th as “the only birthday I ever commemorate…” Bring your family and friends out to Poplar Forest, his Bedford County retreat, to celebrate the 248th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in h... Read More

Independence Day at Patrick HenryIndependence Day at Patrick Henry's Red Hill
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
Charlotte County

Would you like to experience Independence Day at the final home of Virginia’s first governor? Come spend this July 4th at the “garden spot of the world,” Patrick Henry’s Red Hill! Events begin at 4:00 pm with the gate closing at 9:00 pm. B... Read More

"Green Corn Dance" Pow Wow"Green Corn Dance" Pow Wow
July 06, 2024 - July 06, 2024
Southampton County

Join the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe for the "Green Corn Dance" Pow Wow. ... Read More

Dr. James CraikDr. James Craik
July 06, 2024 - July 06, 2024
Hanover County

Dr. James Craik was one of George Washington's oldest and closest friends. They met while serving in the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War. Craik later served under Washington during the American Revolution. In 1798, he was appointed... Read More

The importance and uniqueness of the 1774 Culpeper ResolvesThe importance and uniqueness of the 1774 Culpeper Resolves
July 09, 2024 - July 09, 2024
Culpeper County

Culpeper County was among the earliest Virginia counties to produce Resolves in 1774. Join us as local historian Jim Bish explores the importance and uniqueness of these resolves. Virginia was the wealthiest and most populated of all of the colonies... Read More

Summer Series Part II: Born from Conflict – Puritans in VirginiaSummer Series Part II: Born from Conflict – Puritans in Virginia
July 10, 2024 - July 10, 2024
Isle of Wight County

We think of New England as the place of Puritanism, but the movement had deep roots in Virginia even before the founding of the Plymouth Colony. St Luke’s Education Coordinator John Ericson will examine the history of Dissenters in the Virginia Col... Read More

Evening Book Talk at George WashingtonEvening Book Talk at George Washington's Mount Vernon: Richard Brookhiser on John Trumbull
July 10, 2024 - July 10, 2024
Fairfax County

At the free evening event, hear from popular historian Richard Brookhiser, author of Glorious Lessons: John Trumbull Painter of the American Revolution.  Brookhiser examines the complicated life and legacy of John Trumbull, whose paintings portra... Read More

Revolutionary ArlingtonRevolutionary Arlington
July 11, 2024 - July 11, 2024
Arlington County

Over the next few years, Arlington, Virginia, and our whole country will be celebrating the nation’s 250 founding. Kevin Vincent will set the stage for the role that the area now known as Arlington County played during the Revolution. At that time,... Read More

Starry Night with Campbell County Public LibraryStarry Night with Campbell County Public Library
July 12, 2024 - July 12, 2024
Charlotte County

Join us for a night of stargazing at Red Hill. Tours of the grounds will be available at 8:10 pm and 8:40 pm. After dark, we will have an expert pointing out constellations and their “tails and tales” in the night sky. Bring a blanket, find a spo... Read More

Colonial Kids DayColonial Kids Day
July 13, 2024 - July 13, 2024
Clarke County

Bring the family and step back in time to experience every day life in Colonial America. Festivities include blacksmithing, grain grinding, weaving, spinning, Colonial re-enacting, kids games, scavenger hunts, and more!... Read More

The Menokin Foundation announces the Power of Place: Conservation, Kayaking, and Culture Festival The Menokin Foundation announces the Power of Place: Conservation, Kayaking, and Culture Festival
July 13, 2024 - July 13, 2024
Richmond County

Come celebrate the Northern Neck’s pristine natural resources and rich historic cultural heritage to raise awareness of the value of conservation and the beauty of the region’s water, land and historic resources. Kayakers, families, and adven... Read More

250th Anniversary Celebration of the Essex Resolutions250th Anniversary Celebration of the Essex Resolutions
July 13, 2024 - July 13, 2024
Essex County

This July will mark the 250th Anniversary of the Essex Resolutions, which were a bold declaration of the rights of Virginians as British citizens and one of the early steps on the road to the American Revolution. These Resolutions supported a tough, ... Read More

What They Wore to the American RevolutionWhat They Wore to the American Revolution
July 13, 2024 - July 13, 2024
Henrico County

The 18th century styles in men's and women's clothing were also considered revolutionary. Discover the glorious, the frugal, and of course the tantalizing creations of an era in fashion that made an impact that was heard around the world! Information... Read More

Thomas Jefferson, first-person interpreter talkThomas Jefferson, first-person interpreter talk
July 13, 2024 - July 13, 2024
Hanover County

The author of the Declaration of Independence, the architect of the Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom, and the founder of the University of Virginia discusses the Election of 1824 and its lessons for the future.... Read More

The Historic Essex Resolutions of July 9th, 1774The Historic Essex Resolutions of July 9th, 1774
July 13, 2024 - July 13, 2024
Essex County

Join the Rappahannock Chapter of the Virginia Sons of the American Revolution at the Essex County Museum for this patriotic event to celebrate the Essex Forefathers' Resolutions leading down "the road to the American Revolution." This event will feat... Read More

French Alliance Family Day at George WashingtonFrench Alliance Family Day at George Washington's Mount Vernon
July 13, 2024 - July 13, 2024
Fairfax County

On Saturday, July 13, discover the role of the American-French alliance in the American Revolution. Enjoy hands-on activities, character interpretations, and fun for all ages as you learn about the French individuals who fostered an alliance that hel... Read More

Forgotten Patriots: VirginiaForgotten Patriots: Virginia's Black Revolutionary Soldiers
July 14, 2024 - July 14, 2024
Henrico County

In 1781, citizens of Henrico and the counties surrounding Richmond witnessed the American Revolution come right through their communities. Black Virginia men camped, marched, and fought side by side with their white neighbors in pursuit of liberty an... Read More

American Revolution CampAmerican Revolution Camp
July 15, 2024 - July 19, 2024
Stafford County

This camp teaches children what life was like in the 18th century, when colonists were on the cusp of war. Through immersive hands-on activities, children learn about colonial life, maritime practices, and the challenges of war. Campers will play col... Read More

“250th Anniversary of the 1774 York County Resolves” Lecture“250th Anniversary of the 1774 York County Resolves” Lecture
July 18, 2024 - July 18, 2024
York County

Historian Jim Gallagher will portray Thomas Nelson, Jr. as he describes the importance of the colonial protest against England's taxation policies. As a result, the York County Resolves were signed on July 18, 1774. Join us for an exploration into th... Read More

Those Who Signed The Fairfax ResolvesThose Who Signed The Fairfax Resolves
July 19, 2024 - July 21, 2024
City of Alexandria

On July 18, 1774, 25 gentlemen from Fairfax County (including Alexandria) signed the Fairfax Resolves which rejected the British Parliament’s claim of supreme authority over the American colonies. John Carlyle, George Mason, and George Washington a... Read More

Here Ye, HanoverHere Ye, Hanover
July 20, 2024 - July 20, 2024
Hanover County

Join the Hanover 250th Commission for "Here Ye, Hanover," a full-day event of merriment and enlightenment! Partake in an array of festivities that shall transport thee to the days of yore. But lo, the crowning glory of this day awaits thee at the His... Read More

Here Ye, HanoverHere Ye, Hanover
July 20, 2024 - July 20, 2024
Hanover County

Join the Hanover 250th Commission for "Here Ye, Hanover," a full-day event of merriment and enlightenment! Partake in an array of festivities that shall transport thee to the days of yore. But lo, the crowning glory of this day awaits thee at the His... Read More

"The Great Badge of Freedom" — The Hanover Resolves 250th Commemoration"The Great Badge of Freedom" — The Hanover Resolves 250th Commemoration
July 20, 2024 - July 20, 2024
Hanover County

On July 20, 1774, the citizens of Hanover County met at the courthouse to elect representatives for the upcoming First Virginia Convention at Williamsburg. Patrick Henry and John Syme were chosen and presented with resolutions to take to this meeting... Read More

1774 Yorktown Resolves1774 Yorktown Resolves
July 20, 2024 - July 20, 2024
York County

It’s July 18, 1774, and the citizens of York County have been called out to join the boycott against English goods and protest against the tea tax. Join costumed interpreters portraying the York County Committee and Safety as we explore our shared ... Read More

LUNCH & LEARN: John Sinclair v. General John Marshall, 1794LUNCH & LEARN: John Sinclair v. General John Marshall, 1794
July 22, 2024 - July 22, 2024
Isle of Wight County

Today is the 230th anniversary of the town's second most dramatic event - the confrontation between accused "privateer" John Sinclair and U.S. Cavalry commander John Marshall, future Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Join us to learn the detai... Read More

The Origins of the Revolution: The Origins of the Revolution:
July 24, 2024 - July 25, 2024
Fairfax County

To mark the 250th anniversary of the Fairfax Resolves, a central document in the coming of the American Revolution co-authored by George Mason and George Washington, join emerging and leading historians for a two-day conference this July 24th and 25t... Read More

Historic SmithfieldHistoric Smithfield's 250th Anniversary Commemoration
July 26, 2024 - July 28, 2024
Montgomery County

Join us as we commemorate 250 years of Historic Smithfield history through our theme, From Deep Roots, Forging an Inclusive Future, presenting an accurate, inclusive, and healing account of Smithfield and all those connected with it–indigenous peop... Read More

Farm to Batteau TourFarm to Batteau Tour
July 26, 2024 - July 26, 2024
Albemarle County

Join James River Batteau Company for a collaboration with local Chef Sarah Rennie of Two Fire Table! Get ready for an open fire, family-style, farm-to-table dinner out on America's Founding River. This experience showcases the agricultural and histor... Read More

Martha Washington, first-person interpreterMartha Washington, first-person interpreter
July 27, 2024 - July 27, 2024
Hanover County

Often called the "Mother of our Country", Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was extremely instrumental in her husband George's political and military career. From her youth and first marriage through the bitter cold of Valley Forge and the challenge... Read More

Beyond the Bullet Points…Teaching about the American Revolution and Its LegacyBeyond the Bullet Points…Teaching about the American Revolution and Its Legacy
July 31, 2024 - July 31, 2024
City of Richmond

With the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution fast approaching, educators across the Commonwealth will see more emphasis on the events, individuals, and ideals of the Revolution popping up in their classrooms. However, the Virginia Standards ... Read More

Attic SALE!Attic SALE!
August 02, 2024 - August 04, 2024
City of Danville

ANNUAL ATTIC SALE Come join us at the Danville Museum for our annual Attic Sale August 2-4, where you can find unique treasures and vintage items! Danville looks forward to this very popular event featuring a huge number of items including home dec... Read More

John Paul Jones, first-person interpreterJohn Paul Jones, first-person interpreter
August 03, 2024 - August 03, 2024
Hanover County

Hear the story of how merchant John Paul Jones came to Virginia and, by befriending other Scottish Virginians, Jones became embroiled in the Revolutionary War. Learn how as a young officer, Jones quickly rose to the rank of Commodore while helping to... Read More

1781 British Occupation of Yorktown1781 British Occupation of Yorktown
August 03, 2024 - August 03, 2024
York County

The British are coming! The British are…here! Join us for exhibits and living history stations to mark the 243rd anniversary of the arrival of the British forces in Yorktown. This is a Colonial National Historical Park Service event that is held in... Read More

Summer Series Part III: Born from Conflict – Virginia QuakersSummer Series Part III: Born from Conflict – Virginia Quakers
August 07, 2024 - August 07, 2024
Isle of Wight County

The Society of Friends (Quakers) were early to the Virginia Colony. Prominent Virginians like former Governor Richard Bennett converted to the movement. St Luke’s Education Coordinator John Ericson will give an overview of the Quaker movement in th... Read More

1774, The Year of Resolves: Preparing for War1774, The Year of Resolves: Preparing for War
August 08, 2024 - August 08, 2024
Henrico

The year 1774, 250 years ago, saw Henrico County and Virginia move quickly towards war with England. How did we go from peaceful protests to violence and threats? Within six months the Revolution was underway. Join us to learn how people in Virginia ... Read More

Absconded from the Subscriber: Fugitive Slave AdvertisementsAbsconded from the Subscriber: Fugitive Slave Advertisements
August 10, 2024 - August 10, 2024
Henrico

Enslaved people were a significant investment and often an enslaver's most valuable asset. When the enslaved self-emancipated, enslavers frequently placed advertisements in not only their local newspaper but papers through the country, seeking to hav... Read More

250th Commemoration of Dumore250th Commemoration of Dumore's War - Northern Division
August 10, 2024 - August 11, 2024
Fauquier County

In late July and early August 1774, Royal Governor Dunmore stayed with Lord Fairfax at his Greenway Court estate in White Post to gather troops from Berkeley, Frederick, Hampshire and Dunmore Counties to join an expedition against the Shawnee to the ... Read More

Evening Book Talk at George WashingtonEvening Book Talk at George Washington
August 15, 2024 - August 15, 2024
Fairfax County

Debates over secrecy and transparency in politics during the eighteenth century shaped modern democracy.  At this free evening book talk, University of Notre Dame professor Katlyn Carter, author of "Democracy in Darkness: Secrecy and Transparency... Read More

36th Annual Nansemond Indian Pow Wow36th Annual Nansemond Indian Pow Wow
August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024
City of Suffolk

Two-day Native American cultural celebration, including music, dance, food, and crafts. The pow wow is located at the end of Pembroke Lane, which runs off Godwin Boulevard (across from Oakland Elementary School) in the Chuckatuck Borough of Suffolk.... Read More

Farm to Batteau TourFarm to Batteau Tour
August 30, 2024 - August 30, 2024
Albemarle County

Join James River Batteau Company for a collaboration with local Chef Sarah Rennie of Two Fire Table! Get ready for an open fire, family-style, farm-to-table dinner out on America's Founding River. This experience showcases the agricultural and histor... Read More

250th Anniversary of Dunmore250th Anniversary of Dunmore's War - Southern Division
August 31, 2024 - September 01, 2024
Montgomery County

"...We according marched, we marched to the waters of New River to Drapers Meadows at Col. Billy Prestons..." Pension Application of Robert Bleakley (Blakeley) W279 Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris This encampment will portray a volunt... Read More

 1781 Yorktown Before the Siege 1781 Yorktown Before the Siege
September 07, 2024 - September 07, 2024
York County

Take a step back in time to see what life was like in the British Camp before the arrival of the American and French forces on September 28, 1781. Yorktown’s Historic Main Street will be transformed with military drills, camp life demonstrations... Read More

George Washington Whiskey TastingGeorge Washington Whiskey Tasting
September 07, 2024 - September 28, 2024
Fairfax County

At this outdoor event, sample George Washington's whiskey and other distilled spirits made at Washington's Distillery. In 1799, George Washington's distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it one of the largest whiskey distilleries in Am... Read More

George Washington Whiskey TastingGeorge Washington Whiskey Tasting
September 07, 2024 - September 28, 2024
Fairfax County

At this outdoor event, sample George Washington's whiskey and other distilled spirits made at Washington's Distillery. In 1799, George Washington's distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it one of the largest whiskey distilleries in Am... Read More

Grayson County Ag & Art AdventureGrayson County Ag & Art Adventure
September 07, 2024 - September 08, 2024
Grayson County

The 3rd Annual Ag & Art Adventure through Grayson County is a two-day celebration of Grayson County's cultural heritage. Saturday, September 7th from 10-4, visitors and locals are invited on a self-guided tour of local farms, historic sites and artis... Read More

1781 Yorktown Before the Siege1781 Yorktown Before the Siege
September 08, 2024 - September 08, 2024
York County

Take a step back in time to see what life was like in the British Camp before the arrival of the American and French forces on September 28, 1781. Yorktown’s Historic Main Street will be transformed with military drills, camp life demonstrations... Read More

Art Tour of Red HillArt Tour of Red Hill
September 14, 2024 - September 14, 2024
Charlotte County

Do you love art or art history? Want to get a behind-the-scenes look into Red Hill’s artifacts? Join Cody Youngblood, Director of Historic Preservation & Collections, on a walking tour of Red Hill’s vast art collection, from portraits to landscap... Read More

Roots and Reconnection: Celebrating Our StoryRoots and Reconnection: Celebrating Our Story
September 14, 2024 - September 14, 2024
Bedford County

Join Poplar Forest’s African American Advisory Group, interpretation and archaeology staff, and the Board of Directors to celebrate, recognize and remember the men, women and children of the enslaved community at Poplar Forest. The free, family-ori... Read More

Poplar Forest Naturalization CeremonyPoplar Forest Naturalization Ceremony
September 17, 2024 - September 17, 2024
Bedford County

Join Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest to witness a Naturalization Ceremony welcoming new American citizens in honor of Constitution Day, the day in 1787 the American Constitution was signed into law. Admission to the ceremony is included with gener... Read More

Nottoway Indian Tribe of VA Pow WowNottoway Indian Tribe of VA Pow Wow
September 21, 2024 - September 22, 2024
Surry County

Join the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia for the annual Pow Wow with intertribal dancing, vendors and crafts, storytelling, educational exhibits, and Native American Cooking. Master of Ceremonies - Rick Kelly Head Dancers - Adrienne Harmon & ... Read More

The American Revolution ExperienceThe American Revolution Experience
September 29, 2024 - October 26, 2024
Hanover County

This innovative pop-up exhibition includes display panels and interactive digital kiosks that use storytelling, illustration, technology and unique artifacts and primary accounts to connect modern audiences with the people and places that shaped the ... Read More

Tribute to the Quarter Place CommunityTribute to the Quarter Place Community
October 05, 2024 - October 05, 2024
Charlotte County

Join members of the local African American community to honor the life and legacy of Red Hill’s enslaved population and their descendants at Red Hill. Festivities begin at 11:00 am. Lunch will be provided. Additional details to follow! This eve... Read More

Archaeology Behind the Scenes ToursArchaeology Behind the Scenes Tours
October 11, 2024 - October 12, 2024
Bedford County

TOURS ARE OCTOBER 11TH AND 12TH AT 11 A.M. AND 2 P.M. EACH DAY. An amateur archaeologist known to have studied Native American material culture, Thomas Jefferson would surely be fascinated by the more than 300,000 artifacts found on the Poplar Fores... Read More

Starry Night with Crewe Astronomy ClubStarry Night with Crewe Astronomy Club
October 12, 2024 - October 12, 2024
Charlotte County

oin the Crewe Astronomy Club for a FREE night of star-gazing. Bring your own telescope or view the night sky through telescopes provided by CAC members and the Red Hill staff. Admission is free, but please register for the event. This event is rain o... Read More

Beverley Manor DAR Chapter DedicationBeverley Manor DAR Chapter Dedication
October 12, 2024 - October 12, 2024
City of Staunton

The Beverley Manor Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Staunton, VA in partnership with the Frontier Culture Museum, is celebrating the birth of our nation 250 years ago, with the planting of a black gum tree which is native to Vir... Read More

Lafayette Grand Tour 1824 – 200th AnniversaryLafayette Grand Tour 1824 – 200th Anniversary
October 18, 2024 - October 18, 2024
York County

This event marks the 200th Anniversary of Lafayette's return to America in 1824 as "guest of the Nation" in which he visited all 24 states and all surviving residents. Historian Mark Schneider will appear as Major General Lafayette. The tour is prese... Read More

Yorktown DayYorktown Day
October 19, 2024 - October 19, 2024
York County

The day begins with a wreath-laying ceremony followed by a patriotic parade down Main Street to commemorate the victory at the Siege of Yorktown in 1781. The Fifes and Drums of York Town will perform during the parade and at a special ceremony at the... Read More

Yorktown Market Days - Yorktown Victory MarketYorktown Market Days - Yorktown Victory Market
October 19, 2024 - October 19, 2024
York County

This is a specially-themed farmers market to celebrate the Victory at Yorktown. Red, white, and blue will be on full display as local artists will be selling patriotic handiwork such as glassware, paintings, and woodwork. Local vendors will be selli... Read More

Fall Harvest Dinner Fall Harvest Dinner
October 19, 2024 - October 19, 2024
Bedford County

One of America’s first foodies, Thomas Jefferson had a taste for fine wines and gourmet foods. Join the president, as portrayed by actor Bill Barker, in his private retreat to raise a glass to a successful harvest season and enjoy a multicourse din... Read More

Heritage Day: Clarke Through the AgesHeritage Day: Clarke Through the Ages
November 02, 2024 - November 02, 2024
Clarke County

Bring the family for a full day of hands-on Colonial history. Over a dozen local historical organizations will be on hand to lead activities that include cider pressing, grain grinding, blacksmithing, seamstressing, basket weaving, doll making, and m... Read More

Yorktown Tea Festival Yorktown Tea Festival
November 06, 2024 - November 08, 2024
York County

The goal of the Yorktown Tea Festival is to instill a sense of admiration for the history and traditions of tea and tea drinking in Virginia. The three-day event will include four lectures each day along with special tours at the participating muse... Read More

250th Yorktown Tea Party Anniversary 250th Yorktown Tea Party Anniversary
November 07, 2024 - November 10, 2024
York County

On November 7, 1774, Thomas Nelson, Jr. and his group of fellow patriots marched to the Yorktown waterfront and threw two chests of tea overboard as a show of defiance against the British. This 250th Anniversary celebration will include concerts, shi... Read More

Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival
November 09, 2024 - November 09, 2024
Bedford County

Eat, drink, shop and explore a gem of American history when the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival returns to Mr. Jefferson’s south lawn. Join Poplar Forest in celebrating Jefferson’s legacy as the father of Virginia wine with tastings from multiple ... Read More

Turkey ShootsTurkey Shoots
November 11, 2024 - March 09, 2025
King William County

Join us at the Tribal Grounds from 7 pm - 11 pm on the 2nd Saturday of every month beginning November 11th, 2023 until March 9th, 2024. All proceeds benefit cultural programs sponsored by the Cultural and Environmental Restoration Steering Committee.... Read More

The Road to Yorktown, LafayetteThe Road to Yorktown, Lafayette's 1781 Campaign in Central Virginia
November 14, 2024 - November 14, 2024
Orange County

The Road to Yorktown, Lafayette's 1781 Campaign in Central Virginia. We'll look at some of the troop movements of Lafayette and Anthony Wayne as they went through Orange County along with the extended campaign leading to the Siege of Yorktown.... Read More

Holiday Open HouseHoliday Open House
December 01, 2024 - December 01, 2024
Charlotte County

The annual Christmas Open House at Red Hill will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2024 from 1:30 pm to 4 pm. The Patrick Henry Auxiliary sponsors this event and cordially invites the public to attend; admission is FREE. Guests will be treated to doc... Read More

Fort Boykin Walking TourFort Boykin Walking Tour
December 07, 2024 - December 07, 2024
Isle of Wight County

Fort Boykin has been a part of American history since 1623 when a fort known as the Castle was constructed following the 1622 Indian Attack. Today, Fort Boykin constitutes an example of military architecture of the Civil War era. Join us for this fre... Read More

200th Celebration of Lafayette’s Visit to Greenwood Estate and Downtown Culpeper200th Celebration of Lafayette’s Visit to Greenwood Estate and Downtown Culpeper
August 23, 2025 - August 23, 2025
Culpeper County

To commemorate the Bicentennial of Lafayette’s visit, several organizations have combined efforts for a full of events! Event details are still being formulated, so stay tuned. On Saturday morning the Military Reception will be held at Greenwood ... Read More

Lafayette Ball in Culpeper - costumes encouraged!Lafayette Ball in Culpeper - costumes encouraged!
August 23, 2025 - August 23, 2025
Culpeper County

Join the Culpeper Minute Men (host) in celebrating the bicentennial of the arrival of Our Nation’s Guest by dancing the night away on Saturday, August 23, 2025 in the historic downtown Culpeper. Meet General Lafayette, his son George Washington, C... Read More

Sail250® VirginiaSail250® Virginia
June 19, 2026 - June 23, 2026
City of Norfolk

In June 2026, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, and Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay region will welcome an international fleet of tall ships, military vessels, and character ships to commemorate the U.S.’s 250th anniversary. This milestone maritime festival - Sa... Read More

 

 

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