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December 20, 2019 - December 31, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Museum admission is free to all York County, James City County, and Williamsburg residents.
Christmastide in Virginia (2)
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Christmastide in Virginia - American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Friday, December 20, 2019

Experience 18th-century Virginia holiday traditions with variety of interpretive programs, cooking demonstrations, and musical entertainment.

Visitors to the Continental Army encampment can learn about winter camp life and hear accounts of Christmas during the war, as well as assist the quartermaster in preparing military supplies and observe artillery demonstrations.

Christmastide in Virginia

At the clapboard farmhouse adorned with greenery, historical interpreters compare and contrast 18th-century holiday traditions with those of modern times and demonstrate a variety of holiday activities, including setting a farmhouse table for a holiday feast. Visitors can see open-hearth cooking in the farm kitchen and take part in periodic candle-dipping activities. Museum closed Christmas day.