Civil War

National Battlefield Parks

Civil War National Battlefield Parks

From Manassas to Appomattox

The beginning, the end, and a few battles in between. These are Virginia's six hallowed battlefields of the Civil War. Read more...

Celebration in Lights, Newport News

Twinkling Lights Aglow

100 Miles of Beautiful Lights

From the cities of Coastal Virginia to Richmond, find wonderful displays of lights sure to delight your family. Read more...

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Downtown Historic Suffolk

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

Venue: Suffolk Visitor ... Date: 11/30/2015 and additional dates Location: Suffolk
Downtown Historic Suffolk

Suffolk’s rich heritage dates back to the early 17th century, when Captain John Smith first encountered the Nansemond Indians on the Nansemon... More Info

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History Happy Hour- The Bohemian Brigade: Combat ...

Venue: Capital Ale House- ... Date: 12/01/2015 Location: Richmond

During the American Civil War, before cell phones, satellites, and the internet made it possible to witness scenes of combat anywhere in the world,... More Info

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Stonewall Jackson House - Food Pantry Friday

Venue: Stonewall Jackson ... Date: 12/04/2015 Location: Lexington

Food Pantry Friday: Christmas themed tours to benefit Rockbridge Area Relief Association Food Pantry. The Stonewall Jackson House will ... More Info

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Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum

Haller-Gibboney Rock House Christmas Open House

Venue: Haller-Gibboney ... Date: 12/04/2015 Location: Wytheville
Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum

A Christmas Open House will be held at Wytheville’s Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum Friday, December 4, from 5-7 p.m. Experience Christmas ... More Info

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Christmas Open House at The American Civil War ...

Venue: The American Civil ... Date: 12/05/2015 Location: Appomattox

Get into the holiday spirit by bringing your entire family and joining the staff of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox in making Victorian Ch... More Info

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Tea & Tidings

Venue: Pamplin Historical ... Date: 12/05/2015 Location: Petersburg

Did you know that to carry away fruit or bonbons from the table is a sign of low breeding? At Pamplin Historical Park's Tea & Tidings, ... More Info

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Holidays at Liberia

Venue: The Manassas Museum Date: 12/05/2015 Location: Manassas

Step back in time and experience the holidays as they were in the 1860s. Enjoy the 1825 plantation house decorated for the holidays and the scent o... More Info

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Holiday Remembrance

Venue: High Street ... Date: 12/05/2015 Location: Rocky Mount

Program and laying of holiday greenery to remember Confederate veterans buried in the historic High Street Municipal Cemetery. 1800s period dress, ... More Info

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Civil War Lecture Series: History in Your Hands

Venue: The Mariners' Museum Date: 12/05/2015 Location: Newport News

Tired of those 'Do not touch' signs in museums? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with artifacts from the USS Monitor. Conservators w... More Info

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Grant's Last Battle

Free Book Talk: Grant's Last Battle with Chris ...

Venue: The Manassas Museum Date: 12/06/2015 Location: Manassas
Grant's Last Battle

Filled with personal intrigues of its own and supported by a cast of colorful characters that included Mark Twain, William Vanderbilt, and P. T. Ba... More Info

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“The Civil War Amendments” Civil War Conversation

Venue: The American Civil ... Date: 12/09/2015 Location: Appomattox

Join us as we explore the development of and expanding meaning of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution. These Amendments were ... More Info

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The Occupied White House

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 12/10/2015 Location: Appomattox

From 1865 to 1870 - longer than the Davises lived there - the White House of the Confederacy was the Federal headquarters of Reconstruction-era Vir... More Info

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Civil War Lecture Series: The Last Days of the ...

Venue: The Mariners' ... Date: 12/12/2015 Location: Newport News

The last week of the USS Monitor’s career ranged from a hearty Christmas celebration to encountering a fierce winter gale off Cape Hatteras, ... More Info

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Christmas on the Monitor

Venue: The Mariners' ... Date: 12/12/2015 Location: Newport News

Climb aboard the Monitor to enjoy a meal and experience daily life of the enlisted men and officers of the famed ironclad warship. Dine as an Offic... More Info

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Christmas in the Country: Historic Brownsburg ...

Venue: Brownsburg, Virginia Date: 12/12/2015 and 12/13/2015 Location: Brownsburg

Join the Brownsburg Community as it opens homes and businesses to celebrate the season. December 12 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and December 13 from ... More Info

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James River Plantation Progressive Christmas ...

Venue: Piney Grove at ... Date: 12/18/2015 - 12/20/2015 Location: Williamsburg

Christmas past comes to life during this special afternoon in Williamsburg's James River Plantation Country. Explore history and holiday ... More Info

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"To Be Free, a Citizen, and a Voter" Brown Bag ...

Venue: The American Civil ... Date: 12/18/2015 Location: Richmond

The passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments forever changed American society. Join Museum Co-CEO Christy Coleman as she explores the social a... More Info

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Servant Life in the Confederate White House: A ...

Venue: The American Civil ... Date: 02/04/2016 and additional dates Location: Richmond

The White House of the Confederacy's household staff was a diverse group of enslaved African-Americans, free blacks, Irish immigrants and a German ... More Info

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