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December 20, 2018 - December 31, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
Museum CLOSED Dec. 25
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
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Christmastide in Virginia at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Hear accounts of Christmas and winter in military encampments during the American Revolution and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm.

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.

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.

Christmastide in Virginia Option at the American Revolutoin Museum at Yorktown