Events by Day

Newport News, Virginia
Saturday, June 9, 2018
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Civil War Lecture: The Battle of Wassaw Sound External Event Page
Newport News,
Venue: The Mariners' Museum, Anna Room
The battle of Wassaw Sound pitted the Confederate ironclad ram, CSS Atlanta, against two Passaic-class ironclad monitors, USS Weehawken and USS Nahant. The Atlanta, built using the hull and engines of the blockade runner, Fingal, was one of the best constructed Confederate ironclads with a speed of 7 knots. On 17 June 1863, in a bay in present-day Georgia, Wassaw Sound, the ram attacked the two Union monitors. Unfortunately, the Atlanta ran aground due to its deep draft of 16 feet and after sustaining significant damage by five shots from the Weehawken, the Confederate ship surrendered. Captain John Rodgers, commander of Weehawken, became a national hero and received the thanks of Congress for his leadership role in the capture of the CSS Atlanta. This surrender was the first Confederate ironclad to be captured by US naval forces.
Free with Museum admission, $13.95 for adults and $12.95 for seniors.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.

Multi-Day Events

Newport News, Virginia
Sat, February 3 - Mon, December 31, 2018
Sailor Made Exhibition External Event Page
Newport News,
This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw ? carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers ? is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts. Over hundreds of years, many began additional hobbies using materials they had on hand to fill their time while traveling the oceans. Visitors to the exhibition will see works of art, scrimshaw, and decorative knotwork, commemorative and household items that will provide a glimpse into the daily lives of those who made their livelihoods on the sea.
Free with Museum admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Fri, May 25 - Mon, September 3, 2018
$1 Admission at The Mariners' Museum and Park External Event Page
Newport News,
Venue: The Mariners' Museum, Anna Room
The Mariners’ Museum and Park seeks to unite people. May 25th through Labor Day, admission to the Museum will be reduced to $1 per person to engage as many people as possible because through the world’s waters, through our shared maritime heritage, we are all mariners. We are all connected to the world’s waters and, regardless of who or where we are, we are united as one global community through our shared maritime heritage. Everyone’s story has ties to the water – perhaps by career, family, or leisure – and The Mariners’ Museum and Park is here to tell your story. We are your museum. //// Group Tours Groups of 15 or more are required to book in advance, whether participating in a program, guided tour, or simply coming to the Museum for the $1 admission. This allows groups to gain quick admission to the Museum and is required to prevent back-up in the general admission line. To book a group tour, please contact Bree Kitchens, Group Sales Coordinator, at (757) 591-7731
$1
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Hampton, Virginia
History, Military
Air and Power Museum of Hampton in Hampton, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Fort Monroe, Virginia
History, Military
See Black Hawk's peace pipe, Civil War exhibits, a scale model railroad and Jefferson Davis' prison cell. Explore the history of Coast Artillery Corps. Gift shop and walking tours available.
Hampton, Virginia
Art
The Neoclassical building was built in 1925 and renovated in 1989. It features regional and national contemporary art, including painting, sculpture, photography, and glass.
Newport News, Virginia
History, Historic House
Endview Plantation in Newport News, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Newport News, Virginia
Art, Culture, Library, University
The Falk Gallery of Art serves as a showcase for both work by outside visiting artists and also highlights the work of studio art majors in the ArtCNU program. ArtCNU also manages the Ferguson Hall Gallery also located in the Ferguson Center for the Arts.
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
History, Military, Park
Site is available for weddings and Scout camping. Please call our Parks and Recreation Department for information at (757) 357-2291.
Yorktown, Virginia
History
Fort Eustis Historical & Archaeological Association in Yorktown, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
General, History, Military, Park
Fort Huger is a strategic Civil War fort located on a bluff overlooking the James River. This fort, along with Fort Boykin, was established to block the approach by land and river to the Confederate capital in Richmond. In 1861, Confederate engineer Col. Andrew Talcott surveyed several defensive sites along the James River to protect Richmond including Harden's Bluff and nearby Fort Boykin.
Hampton, Virginia
History
Accessible via the Miss Hampton II tour boat. Tours offer historical interpretation of this pre-Civil War fortress.
Hampton, Virginia
Art
Hampton Arts Commission in Hampton, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Hampton, Virginia
Art
Hampton Center for Arts and Humanities in Hampton, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Hampton, Virginia
History
Hampton, Virginia
Art, History, University
The museum features over 9,000 objects including traditional African, Native American, Asian & Pacific Island art, fine arts, and objects relating to the University's history.
Norfolk, Virginia
Art, Botanical Garden, History, Historic House, Nature Centers, Park
A fine arts museum housed in Tudor style home on 13 acres along the Lafayette River. The Hermitage Foundation Museum is truly a celebration of the arts. Some of the works include Italian and French textiles and laces, English and European ceramics and paintings, hand painted glass from Germany, ivory carvings, Persian rugs, and ritual bronzes and ceramic tomb figures from China.
Smithfield, Virginia
Isle of Wight Branch - APVA in Smithfield, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Smithfield, Virginia
Culture, History, Historic House, Library
Interpreting local history, the museum’s exhibits include prehistoric fossils, Native American and Colonial artifacts, a country store and the museum’s most notable artifact - the world’s oldest, edible cured ham. The 1902 pork product exemplifies the patented Smithfield curing process.
Newport News, Virginia
History, Historic House
The historic antebellum plantation house was used as a Confederate headquarters during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Includes an exhibit highlighting the campaign.
Newport News, Virginia
Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Military, Park, Science, Specialized, University
The Mariners' Museum and Park connects people to the world's waterways through exploration and engaging experiences. The Museum is filled with fascinating stories, captured in priceless artifacts that celebrate the spirit of the open sea. Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, The Mariners’ Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime museums in the world.
Newport News, Virginia
History
The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center in Newport News, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Newport News, Virginia
Art
Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Newport News, Virginia
Culture, History, Historical Society
The collection of photographs, memorabilia, artifacts, and clothing is housed in the archives at the Jewish Community Center, 2700 Spring Road, Newport News, VA
Fort Eustis, Virginia
History, Military
A large museum that focuses on U.S. Army transportation from Colonial days to the present with full-size equipment, dioramas, and uniforms. Almost 6 acres of outdoor displays feature locomotives, marine craft, planes and trucks. Gift shop on site.
Hampton, Virginia
History
Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Newport News, Virginia
Aquarium, Arboretum, Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Children's, History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Planetarium, Science, Zoo
View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. It’s all at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, where living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea
Newport News, Virginia
History, Military
American military history unfolds at the Virginia War Museum. The museum was established in 1923 by American Legion Post #25 (The Braxton/Perkins Post) as the American Legion Memorial Museum of Virginia. The City of Newport News assumed administration of the museum in the 1950's.
Hampton, Virginia
Library
William E. Rouse Library in Hampton, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Yorktown, Virginia
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Park
York County was originally named Charles River, and was one of the eight original shires formed in 1634. The present name was given in 1643, probably in honor of James, Duke of York, the second son of Charles I. Its area is 123 square miles, and the county seat is Yorktown.
Yorktown, Virginia
Historical Society
York County Historical Society in Yorktown, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Yorktown, Virginia
Art
The Yorktown Arts Foundation was established in 1975 and has served our community continuously since that time. The Foundation’s roots began with the Arts Committee of the York County Bicentennial Committee, and the Foundation was established and chartered in November 1975 in order to promote and support the arts for the citizens of York County and the surrounding area.