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Upcoming Events

  • Sep 20

    Happy Birthday Judge Marshall

    When: 10:00am to 5:30pm


    John Marshall House

    818 E Marshall St.

    Richmond, VA 23219

    "The most influential man never to be president” was born on September 24, 1755, 259 years ago! Join us for FREE tours and discussions on some of Marshall's landmark cases that shaped our young government. There will also be birthday cake for all our visitors!

  • Sep 20

    Reflections on Bacon’s Rebellion

    When: 10:30am

    Location: Historic Jamestowne

    Guests meet Governor William Berkeley to hear an accounting of his time in Virginia and the unhappy circumstances that led to the rebellion during the program, “Governor Berkley Laments the Rebellion”  at 10:30 am, 1 pm & 3 pm. During a special evening tour at 7 pm, "The Beginning, Progress…

  • Sep 20

    Early 19th Century Duel Reenactment

    When: 11:30am to 3:00pm


    Bacon's Castle

    465 Bacon's Castle Trail

    Surry VA 23883

    Sept 20 2013 at 11:30AM - 3:00PM

    Mason VS Tarbell Reenactment

    The rules of the street have changed since early 19th century. Indeed, challenging an adversary to a duel is rare, if not completely preposterous. Personal honor was once regarded very highly...and it was a sensitive subject. While modern society…

  • Sep 25

    ShinDIG at Jamestown

    When: 6:30pm

    Location: Historic Jamestowne

    Join us for the third annual ShinDIG at Jamestown to benefit the Jamestown Rediscovery Project. Enjoy bluegrass music with our very own Archaeology Director Bill Kelso and the Who Ever Shows Up Band from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Dale House Café on Jamestown Island.

    The Williamsburg-based band features…

  • Sep 27

    Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!


    Cape Henry Lighthouse, 583 Atlantic Avenue, Fort Story, Virginia 23459

    Patrick Henry's Scotchtown, 16120 Chiswell Lane, Beaverdam, Virginia 23015

    John Marshall House, 818 East Marshall Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

    Bacon's Castle, 465 Bacon's Castle Trail, Surry, Virginia 23883

    Smith's Fort, 217 Smith Fort Lane, Surry, Virginia 23883

    In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket...for free.

    For more information visit their…

  • Sep 28

    Beast Feast 2014

    When: 1:00pm to 5:00pm


    Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

    16120 Chiswell Lane

    Beaverdam, VA 23015


    September 28 2014 at 1PM - 5PM

    Open fire cooking. In the shadow of Scotchtown. With a stellar selection of Richmond’s chefs and mixologists. On their day off. Local meats and veggies…and brews and wine. It’s going to be a thing.

  • Oct 4

    Spirited History - Ghostly Encounters

    When: 7:00pm to 10:29pm


    Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

    16120 Chiswell Lane, Beaveram VA 23015

    Spirited History Presents: A Night of Paranormal Investigation at Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

    Saturday October 4th 2014 7pm-10:30pm

    Tickets: $27 per person

    Limited tickets Available at

    Admission and gift shop sales for and during this event benefit the on-going preservation at Patrick Henry's Scotchtown.


  • Oct 7

    In the Trenches Tour

    When: 10:00am

    Location: Historic Jamestowne

    Join a small inside and up-close group tour of the Lost 1607 James Fort led by Dr. William Kelso, Director of the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project since 1994. Your reserved place in this special group allows you to come under the ropes to walk the surface of the ground once…

  • Oct 8

    Curator’s Artifact Tour

    When: 3:00pm

    Location: Historic Jamestowne

    Senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the artifact collection of James Fort. This 90-minute guided program begins with a brief overview of the Jamestown Rediscovery project and offers a rare glimpse of the vault where more than one million artifacts recovered during excavations are housed.…

  • Oct 11

    Archaeology Day

    When: 10:00am

    Location: Historic Jamestowne

    In commemoration of Virginia Archaeology Month, guests meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and learn about the discoveries made at the James Fort site during the 2014 field season. The day will also include historic trades demonstrations, living history programs and special tours.  Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne. Historic…