Get hands-on with history in Virginia as you hear stories, read accounts, and see reenactments of life during the Civil War. Glimpse 1861-1865 through the eyes of women, African-Americans, soldiers, spies, and children during the 150th Commemoration of the Civil War and Emancipation.
Battle of Williamsburgh
This was the hottest spot during the May 5, 1862, battle that challenged the Confederate rear guard. This site, known as the “Bloody Ravine” was the focus of the seesaw fighting that resulted in a draw. The Confederates continued their withdrawal that evening.
The Virginia Company sailed from England to try and establish the first permanent English colony in the New World. Their instructions were to settle Virginia, find gold and a water route to the Orient. The explorers landed on Jamestown Island on the banks of the James River on May 14, 1607.
American Revolution Museum At Yorktown
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tells anew the story of the nation’s founding. Learn about the twilight of the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond.