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#TourTuesday with Stratford Hall

We are bringing Stratford Hall to you through a virtual tour experience! Led by our Manager of Interpretation in traditional 18th-century women's clothing, be sure to sure to follow along on social media for this special tour experience, new every Tuesday!

CANCELED James Monroe Birthday Celebration

James Monroe Birthplace Park & Museum

James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, son of Spence and Elizabeth Monroe. Each year, the James Monroe Memorial Foundation celebrates the birth of President James Monroe at the Birthplace, located in Westmoreland County, Virginia.  We hope that you will join us in remembering this great statesman.There will be guest speakers, […]

CANCELED Colonial Beach Osprey Festival

Town Hill Colonial Avenue & Washington Ave, Colonial Beach, VA, United States

A bird sanctuary and osprey mecca, Colonial Beach Virginia is the location for the town's second annual Osprey Festival, celebrating its signature bird, other bird life and the area's abundant natural resources. A fundraiser for Downtown Colonial Beach, the festival features: Guided Bird Walks * Golf Cart and Bus Tours of Osprey nests and babies […]

Virtual Event: Tobacco Culture & Pipes in the Colonial Era

Stratford Hall 483 Great House Rd, Montross, Virginia, United States

Justin Fornal takes us on a smokey journey into the culture, etiquette, and craft of colonial pipes. Learn why the clay pipe is one of the most commonly found artifacts at colonial-era archaeology sites. Justin will also explain how tobacco became so valuable in colonial Virginia that for a period of time it actually served […]

Annual Potomac River Fire/Rescue Parade

Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department 312 Colonial Avenue, Colonial Beach, VA, United States

Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department celebrate its 125th Anniversary with a "Socially Distant" Fire and Rescue Parade. For safety, the parade will follow a route from Colonial Avenue to Washington Avenue to Boundary Street to Irving Avenue, down to and around The Point and back up Monroe Bay Avenue. Roads WILL NOT be shut down. […]

Annual Potomac River Festival CANCELED

Town Hill Colonial Avenue & Washington Ave, Colonial Beach, VA, United States

A time-honored Colonial Beach tradition honoring the history and the bounty of the Potomac River.  The Colonial Beach Volunteer Department sponsor the events on Friday which begins with the Firemen's Parade…reputed to be the loudest parade in Virginia!  After the parade the beauty pageant takes place on the Town Stage. The  Potomac River Festival continues […]

Stratford Hall Local Residents’ Days

Stratford Hall 483 Great House Rd, Montross, Virginia, United States

As a gift to the local community, Stratford Hall will be offering Free Days for Northern Neck residents to experience all that Stratford Hall has to offer. The free day for Westmoreland County is Thursday, December 10th. Wednesday, December 9th: Richmond and Essex Counties Thursday, December 10th: Westmoreland and King George Counties Friday, December 11th: Lancaster […]

Christmastide at Monroe Hall

James Monroe Birthplace Park & Museum

The colonial dancers in period garb will present period reels and country dances, and costumed hosts will serve Wassail, spiced cider, and ginger cookies as well as other sweetmeats reminiscent of the era.  Donations are requested.