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Christmastide in Virginia at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offers a glimpse of 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and demonstrations. Outdoor living-history areas and expansive indoor exhibition galleries, interactives and films are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visitors to the outdoor living-history areas can hear accounts of Christmas and winter in military encampments during the Revolutionary War. Learn about winter camp life in the Continental Army encampment, including cooking rations over an earthen kitchen, and observe flintlock musket demonstrations throughout the day.
On the Revolution-era farm adorned with greenery, historical interpreters compare and contrast 18th-century holiday traditions with those of modern times and demonstrate a variety of holiday activities, including setting the farmhouse table for a holiday feast and open-hearth cooking of period dishes in the farm kitchen.
Enjoy festive holiday musical performances at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.