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 museum shop.
There are many programs and events. For adults, the theme of the four-part HCC&M 2018 Sunday Speaker Series is “Equalled by Few; Excelled by None”: Virginia Women in History. From Powhatan Indian women to a Union spy in war time Richmond, the series features four acclaimed Virginia historians who explore the profound ways women shaped Virginia history.
Our 2018-2019 programs also 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.
Our 2018 spring crawl takes us to Richmond to tour historic Hollywood Cemetery and hear Patrick Henry utter his immortal "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech in a private reenactment at St. John's. In the fall we journey to St. Peter's in New Kent and Berkeley and Shirley in Charles City County. The “Bringing Music to Life” concert series returns in 2018 with a special performance by a string quartet from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. 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 draws crowds to sample craft beers, local wines, BBQ, and homemade ice cream to the accompaniment of sensational live music.
Kids love our Hands-On History program when they make bricks, do archaeology, take grave rubbings, and play colonial games. And, we've expanded the Hands-On History program to a three day camp for kids 7 to 12 in 2018!
With education as the cornerstone of our mission, school programs are available to students at all levels, from K–12 to collegiate. Younger kids enjoy hands-on activities while learning about colonial history and families flock to our summer Ice Cream Social. There is truly something for everyone at Historic Christ Church & Museum.