Make Historic Christ Church & Museum your next destination! Participate in our award-winning programs and celebrate the Northern Neck's vibrant community life with concerts, festivals, and special events. Here, at one of Virginia's most important historic sites, you can experience the breadth and depth of the eighteenth-century American story.
A visit to Historic Christ Church & Museum will add memorable moments to your road trip, provide educational opportunities for a family vacation, and give you the chance to discover a hidden jewel: our interactive museum and gift shop.
There are many programs and events. Our 2018-2019 programs connect with American Evolution 2019, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s commemoration of the 400th anniversary of several key historical events that took place in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence America today. The theme of our four-part 2019 Sunday Speaker Series is The Bones of Our Past: Jamestown and the Making of America. From new archaeological discoveries inside the 1617 Jamestown Church to the first meeting of the Virginia Assembly in that church in July 1619, the series features four acclaimed Virginia historians who explore the profound legacies of Jamestown in the American experience.
Our 2019 spring crawl takes us to Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement. The day before the trip, renowned curator Bly Straube takes us inside the world of Jamestown through the amazing artifacts and discoveries that have made it one of the richest archaeological sites in the world the past quarter century. In the fall we journey to historic Hampton, where we will tour Fort Monroe, the Hampton History Museum and St. John's church. The “Bringing Music to Life” concert series returns in 2019 with special performances in May by The Evermore String Quartet with Andrew McEvoy, Classical Guitar and in September by the Wren Masters, a Williamsubrg baroque quartet who will perform "Jamestown 1619: Music from the New World and the Old." You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear classical music inside the superb acoustical setting of Historic Christ Church.
An integral part of the community, Historic Christ Church & Museum regularly offers family-friendly events including the Scottish celebration Kirking of the Tartan, a stirring Memorial Day service, and a winter holiday carol sing. The ever-popular Craft Beer Fest (July 13, 2019) draws crowds to sample craft beers, local wines, BBQ, and homemade ice cream to the accompaniment of sensational live music.
Kids love our three-day Hands-On History Camp (August 6-8, 2019) where they can make bricks, dig for artifacts, make colonial candles and silhouette portraits, write with quill pens, make a grave rubbing, play colonial games and more!. August brings our annual Ice Cream Social, where kids and their families enjoy hands-on history activities and some tasty ice cream treats.
With education as the cornerstone of our mission, school programs are available to students at all levels, from K–12 to collegiate. There is truly something for everyone at Historic Christ Church & Museum.