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Upcoming Events

  • Apr 26

    Annual Historic Garden Week at Bacon’s Castle


    465 Bacon's Castle Trail

    Surry, VA 23883

    Every April, visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during "America's Largest Open House." This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia's springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with…

  • Apr 26

    “A True Discourse of Virginia”

    When: 12:00pm

    Location: Historic Jamestowne

     Meet Ralph Hamor, secretary of the Virginia colony in 1614, as he offers his observations on the current condition of the settlement. Hamor will relate events such as his terrifying sail across the Atlantic in 1609, actions to rebuild the colony following the “starving time”, and the capture, baptizing and…

  • May 1

    Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s Birthday Celebrations

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: Cape Henry Lighthouse

    Come out to the Lighhouse to celebrate one of the founders of American Architechture, Benjamin Henry Latrobe!


  • May 3

    18th C. Garden Party & Cricket Match

    Location: Bacon's Castle 

    Enjoy an authentic 18th-century Cricket Match on the region’s best pitch at Preservation Virginia's Bacon's Castle in Surry County. The Jacobean historic site has the pleasure of hosting for the third time the Capitol Cricket Club (CCC) as they present a game based on original London rules in period clothing…

  • May 10

    Preserving the 17th Century: An Insider’s Look at the Stewardship of Bacon’s Castle

    When: 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Location: Bacon's Castle

    Preserving the 17th Century: An Insider’s Look at the Stewardship of Bacon’s Castle

    In celebration of Preservation Virginia's 125th Anniversary, we are hosting an in-depth look at the stewardship of Bacon's Castle.

    Since 1973, Preservation Virginia has preserved the fabric of the 350-year-old brick plantation…

  • May 10

    Jamestown Day

    Location: Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement

    Participate in a variety of interpretive programs and demonstrations marking the anniversary of the 1607 founding of America’s first permanent English colony at Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement.  Learn about the experiences of Virginia Indians and Jamestown colonists during this day-long event featuring walking tours, living history demonstrations, historic trades,…

  • May 17

    Navy Day

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: Cape Henry

    All members of the US Navy get in free!  


    More details to follow soon

  • May 17

    Antique Appraisal Fair; Featuring Ken Farmer & Matt Quinn from Antiques Road Show

    Location: Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

    Patrick Henry's Scotchtown is hosting an Antiques Appraisal Fair on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Appraisals start at 11 am and are run in half hour increments till 3 pm.

    Meet Ken Farmer and Matt Quinn from the PBS television show, Antiques Roadshow!

  • May 24

    The marriage of Pocahontas and the “true religion”

    When: 12:00pm

    Location: Historic Jamestowne

    The Spaniard Diego de Molina has spent the last three years as a prisoner at Jamestown. He is allowed an interview with those willing to meet with him, but beware – he is allegedly a spy. Molina was captured near Ft. Algernon as his ship anchored at the mouth of…

  • May 29

    Summer Open House Evening

    When: 5:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: The John Marshall House

    Join us for a glass of wine and a special evening tour at the John Marshall House as we kick off our summer season!