A visit to Historic Christ Church & Museum will open doors to one of Virginia’s most important historic sites. Here, you can experience the breadth and depth of the eighteenth-century American story and celebrate the Northern Neck’s vibrant community life with concerts, festivals, and special events.
Historic Christ Church & Museum will add memorable moments for your guests, provide educational opportunities for a family vacation, and allow you to discover a new favorite museum shop. Local and regional residents unfamiliar with the Museum discover this “hidden historical jewel” while enjoying diverse programs and events for adults and kids alike.
We are continually improving and enriching our programs and events. The theme for HCC&M’s 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 spring crawl takes us to Virginia Beach to see several early eighteenth-century sites, and in the fall we journey to Richmond to tour historic St. John’s church and Hollywood cemetery. 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 offers regular 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.