Upcoming Events

Sep
17

Naturalization Ceremony

Sep 17, 2019

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Celebrate U.S. Constitution Day at the home of Patrick Henry, known as the “Voice of the Revolution” as America’s newest citizens take their United States Oath of Allegiance. Constitution Day commemorates Sept. 17, 1787, the day the U.S. Constitution was signed by delegates in Philadelphia. …

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Sep
21

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day 2019

Sep 21, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, John Marshall House, Cape Henry …

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Oct
1

Archaeology Month at Cape Henry Lighthouse

Oct 1, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Henry Lighthouse
583 Atlantic Avenue
Fort Story, Virginia 23459

October is Archaeology Month! All month long, Cape Henry Lighthouse’s historic interpreters will be discussing the artifacts found during our 2013 archaeological dig and 2018-2019 dune restoration project. Items include glass from the original lighthouse keepers quarters dating from 1792, medicine bottles, tobacco pipes and bricks of the Rappahannock sandstone that built the tower of the …

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Nov
1

Native American Heritage Month at Cape Henry Lighthouse

Native American Heritage Month

Nov 1, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Henry Lighthouse
583 Atlantic Avenue
Fort Story, Virginia 23459

Prior to the English arrival at Cape Henry in 1607, there were at least two Chesapeake Bay towns surrounded by wooden walls (palisades) and populated by Native Americans. The main towns were Chesepioc (at modern Great Neck) and Skicoak (on the modern Elizabeth River). The Chesapeake tribe was conquered by the Powhatan in 1607. Their …

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