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Date:
December 19, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
Closed Christmas and New Year's days
Location:
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Address:
200 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Contact:
757.253.4838
Cost:
Museum admission ticket: $15.25 for adults and $7.75 for ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free.
Christmastide in Virginia colonial woman warming by the fire
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Christmastide in Virginia

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Experience Colonial Virginia holiday traditions with interpretive programs, cooking demonstrations, and musical entertainment.

Celebrate this holiday season with historical festivities December 19-31 at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown during "Christmastide in Virginia."

The museums have made adjustments to operations and access to outdoor living-history areas and gallery exhibits so that families can enjoy the museum experience while following new safety protocols and social-distancing procedures. The museums' films and immersive indoor gallery exhibits are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the outdoor living-history areas are open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas during the war in the re-created Continental Army encampment while learning about winter military camp life for a Continental Army soldier. Discover how the quartermaster secured supplies for troops and the winter months ahead, and cover your ears as costumed historical interpreters demonstrate the firing of artillery. On the Revolution-era farm, visitors can compare 18th-century Christmas traditions with those of modern times, deck the halls of a clapboard farmhouse, and observe preparations for a holiday feast in the kitchen and over an open hearth.

Christmastide in Virginia
Christmastide in Virginia Greenery

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic—all York County sponsored and partner community events are subject to postponement or cancellation. This includes changes to dates, times, and locations.