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Upcoming Events

  • Mar 26

    The Great Wheel: Discovering the Marshall Family

    When: 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location:

    The John Marshall House

    818 East Marshall Street 

    Richmond, VA 23219

    You are invited to a special preview reception for our spring exhibit debuting some of our newest collection acquisitions, including a series of family letters and correspondence that reveal the interesting characters that populate the Marshall family tree.

  • Mar 28

    Re-Enactments from the Seventh Virginia Regiment

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown

    16120 Chiswell Lane

    Beaverdam, VA 23015

    In celebration of the 240th anniversary of Patrick Henry’s “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” Speech, Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown will host a military re-enactment with the Seventh Virginia Regiment. Explore eighteenth-century encampments and artillery demonstrations. Meet Patrick Henry and discuss his role in the…

  • Apr 5

    Easter at the Lighthouse

    When: 6:30am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    Cape Henry Lighthouse

    583 Atlantic Ave.

    Fort Story, VA 23459

    Celebrate Easter with a sun-rise service at Cape Henry Memorial. 

    Cape Henry Lighthouse will be open Easter Day.

  • Apr 17

    American Decadence: Historic Wine and Chocolate Event

    When: 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location:

    The John Marshall House

    818 East Marshall Street 

    Richmond, VA 23219

    The John Marshall House welcomes you to spend an evening enjoying Federal America’s most decadent pleasures.  A Local Richmond restaurant will be on-hand serving hors d’oeuvres. Wine will flow including Madeira, John Marshall’s favorite. Chocolatiers from Mars will be on-hand for Colonial chocolate demonstrations.

    Space…

  • Apr 18

    Historic Garden Week

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    Bacon’s Castle

    465 Bacon's Castle Trail

    Surry, VA 23883

    Join us at Bacon's Castle for this year's Annual Historic Garden Week festivities at North America's Oldest Formal Garden! Guided tours of the Castle are available the week of Historic Garden Week at Bacon's Castle. General Admission rates apply. 

    We're open from 10am-5pm everyday between the 18th…

  • Apr 18

    Historic Garden Week

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    Smith’s Fort Plantation

    217 Smith Fort Lane

    Surry, VA 23883

    Join us at Smith's Fort for this year's Annual Historic Garden Week festivities! Guided tours of the house are available the week of Historic Garden Week at Smith's Fort Plantation. General Admission rates apply.

    We're open from 10am-5pm everyday between the 18th and the 25th, except the 19th where we…

  • Apr 26

    The First Settlers Landing

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    Cape Henry Lighthouse

    583 Atlantic Ave.

    Fort Story, VA 23459

    Celebrated each year since 1920, the First Landing observance is the oldest continuous historical event in Virginia Beach. 96th Annual Pilgrimage of The Order of Cape Henry 1607 in Commemoration of The 408th Anniversary of The Settler’s First Landing at Cape Henry Kids of all…

  • May 9

    Mother’s Day Tea with The Regency Society

    When: 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Location:

    Bacon’s Castle

    465 Bacon's Castle Trail

    Surry, VA 23883

    You are cordially invited to the Mother’s Day Tea at Bacon's Castle with the ladies of The Regency Society of Virginia. Reservations are now being accepted to attend this limited admission special event.

    The admission includes afternoon tea service and a private tour of the…

  • May 10

    Augstin Jean Fresnel’s Birthday: The Power of Light!

    When: 11:00am to 2:00pm

    Location:

    Cape Henry Lighthouse

    583 Atlantic Ave.

    Fort Story, VA 23459

    Augstin Jean Fresnel developed the powerful lenses that allow lighthouse lights to be seen miles away. We will celebrate with family friendly programs that explore the science behind the lenses and prisms that make the lights shine across the bay!

  • May 10

    Mother’s Day at Scotchtown

    Location:

    Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

    16120 Chiswell Lane

    Beaverdam, Virginia, 23015

    Celebrating parent receives free admission, when accompanied by her family.

    And as a special treat, free ice cream cones to all.