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  • May 28

    Summer Open House Salon

    When: 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location:

    The John Marshall House

    818 East Marshall Street 

    Richmond, VA 23219

    A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.

    This FREE salon will include wine,…

  • May 30

    Historic Preservation Symposium

    When: 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Location:

    Bacon’s Castle

    465 Bacon's Castle Trail

    Surry, VA 23883

    In celebration of historic preservation month, it is only fitting to hold this symposium to honor our 350-year-old success story, Bacon’s Castle. 

    Carl Lounsbury, keynote speaker, presenting on The Chesapeake House and regional architecture
    Mike Adams, Preservation Virginia’s Head of Restoration, discussing…

  • Jun 6

    Colonial Hands-On History Festival

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown

    16120 Chiswell Lane

    Beaverdam, VA 23015

    Join us for family-friendly events including hearth cooking, sheep shearing, wool spinning, candle dipping and more. See the historic kitchen in action with open hearth cooking demonstrations. Join in on the fun colonial crafts and activities. 

    This special event is included in admission.

  • Jun 6

    Spirited History

    When: 7:00pm to 10:30pm

    Location:

    Bacon’s Castle

    465 Bacon's Castle Trail

    Surry, VA 23883

    Come along with Spirited History as you explore and uncover the many haunting tales that surround Bacon’s Castle during its 350th anniversary.

    During the event, participants will be investigating right along with seasoned Spirited History investigators utilizing information documenting Bacon’s Rebellion, several…

  • Jun 20

    Virginia Indian Symposium

    When: 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Location:

    Bacon’s Castle

    465 Bacon's Castle Trail

    Surry, VA 23883

    This symposium explores the history of the Virginia Indians’ relationship to Bacon’s Rebellion. Notable speakers from the Virginia Indian community will present, including Chief Walt “Red Hawk” Brown of the Cheroenhaka Nottoway Tribe and Marvin Jones from the Chowan Discovery Group.

    Space is limited, tickets…

  • Jun 21

    Father’s Day at Scotchtown

    Location:

    Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

    16120 Chiswell Lane

    Beaverdam, Virginia 23015

    Celebrating parent receives free admission when accompanied by his family.

    Free ice cream cones for all!

  • Jul 4

    Happy 4th of July John Marshall

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    The John Marshall House

    818 East Marshall Street 

    Richmond, VA 23219

    Join us for a family-friendly Independence Day with face painting, nineteenth-century herbal soap making, historic gardening demonstrations and tours of the house. This is included with a General Admission ticket.

  • Jul 4

    Happy Independence Day

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown

    16120 Chiswell Lane

    Beaverdam, VA 23015

    Cool off at our “All-American Ice Cream Social” with fun family activities to round out this day of patriotism at the home of America’s favorite patriot.

    Celebrate with members of the Seventh Virginia Regiment! Participate in games and crafts for children and…

  • Aug 7

    National Lighthouse Day Weekend

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    Cape Henry Lighthouse

    583 Atlantic Ave.

    Fort Story, VA 23459

    Celebrate your favorite lighthouse with a visit to Cape Henry Lighthouse! The lighthouse will be partying with family friendly activities including crafts for kids of all ages

  • Aug 15

    Tobacco Harvest Symposium

    When: 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Location:

    Bacon’s Castle

    465 Bacon's Castle Trail

    Surry, VA 23883

    Preservation Virginia’s Bacon’s Castle is honored to have an intriguing line up of notable icons in the preservation community at our Tobacco Harvest Symposium. The speakers include Ed Schultz (tentative speaker) on history of tobacco Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Farming Supervisor and Sonja Ingram, Preservation Virginia’s…