Events

“Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe”

Objects from The Mariners’ Museum are featured in this special exhibition tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats. Read more

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Liberty Celebration

Salute the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Observe tactical and artillery drills, take part in a variety of military exercises, and learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed the historic document. More

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“Tools of the Trade” Theme Month

Compare and contrast tools and technology used by people in the 17th and 18th centuries for farming, fishing, hunting, defense, navigation and building through interpretive programs and hands-on activities. Highlights include “On the Riverfront,” August 1-2 at Jamestown Settlement, featuring objects used to build dugout canoes and harvest Chesapeake Bay waterways, and “Tools of the American Revolu

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Court Days

When court convened in the 18th century, the town turned out. Take part in role-play trials as a juror, witness, or even the accused, and enjoy period games, music, entertainment and livestock displays.

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Yorktown Victory Celebration

Military life and artillery demonstrations mark the 234th anniversary of America’s momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. Beyond the militia drills and camp displays, visitors can enroll in Enlist!, a one-hour immersive military program, for an additional fee. October 19 commemorative events take place in historic Yorktown and Yorktown Battlefield.

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