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  • Apr 21

    Historic Garden Week Talk with James River Institute for Archaeology

    When: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location:

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

    In honor of Historic Garden Week in Virginia, Nick Luccketti, principal investigator at James River Institute for Archaeology, will visit Bacon's Castle to discuss the discovery of our 17th century English formal garden. It is the oldest English formal garden discovered in North America. The talk will…

  • Apr 22

    Earth Day Celebration

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    Cape Henry Lighthouse
    583 Atlantic Avenue
    Fort Story, VA 23459

    Celebrate Earth Day with us on April 22! Our interpreters will be hosting our signature Dune Talks all day and covering the arrival of the English in 1607, Cape Henry history, lighthouse history and military history of Fort Story. STEM Talks will also be hosted…

  • Apr 26

    First Landing Day

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    Cape Henry Lighthouse
    583 Atlantic Ave.
    Fort Story, VA 23459

  • Apr 28

    Garden Gathering for Historic Garden Week

    When: 12:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location:

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

    We're closing out Historic Garden Week in Virginia on April 28 with a special garden gathering! Our gardeners will be present all day and guests can participate in a seed saving talk in our 17th century English formal garden at 2:00 p.m. 

  • May 4

    RVA First Friday at the John Marshall House

    When: 5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location:

    John Marshall House
    818 E. Marshall House
    Richmond, VA 23219 

    Stop by the John Marshall House May 4 for our RVA First Friday open house salon! Experience Art180’s “My Reality” exhibit in the John Marshall House Justice Gallery. “My Reality” is a groundbreaking exhibition and virtual reality installation created by teens impacted by the…

  • May 4

    Preservation Month Special Tours & Activities

    When: 10:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location:

    All historic sites (excluding Historic Jamestowne) 

    Visit our historic sites during the month of May for Preservation Month! Bring the family and take part in special tours and activities. Preservation Virginia members recieve free admission to all of our sites and a special museum store discount. Become a…

  • May 11

    Virginia Rosenwald School Network Meeting

    When: 9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location:

    Moton Museum 
    900 Griffin Blvd
    Farmville, VA 23901

    We're hosting our Rosenwald School Network Meeting Friday, May 11 at the Moton Museum in Farmville from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We'll be exploring the history of Rosenwald schools in Virginia alongside guest speakers and Rosenwald school alumni and sharing some early findings from phase…

  • May 13

    Moms Visit Free on Mother’s Day

    When: 12:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location:

    All historic sites (excluding Historic Jamestowne) 

    Celebrate Mother's Day at Bacon's Castle, Smith's Fort Plantation, the John Marshall House, Patrick Henry's Scotchtown or Cape Henry Lighthouse. Moms receive free admission all day! 

  • May 25

    Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    All historic sites (excluding Historic Jamestowne) 

    Commemorate Memorial Day Weekend at the John Marshall House, Smith's Fort Plantation, Bacon's Castle, Cape Henry Lighthouse and Patrick Henry's Scotchtown May 25 - May 27. Cape Henry Lighthouse will also host Memorial Day activities on May 28.  

  • May 25

    Patrick Henry Birthday Celebration

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

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

    We're celebrating Patrick Henry's birthday (May 29) all weekend long at Scotchtown! Join us May 25 - 27 as we commemorate the life and legacy of the patriot and orator of the American Revolution.