We celebrate the history and the diversity of the many peoples that have and continue to inhabit our area through our many educational and special events. Our educational programs include information and hands-on activities about American Indian culture, historical portrayals and reenactments, Commercial Watermen activities, and environmental or natural habitat issues. Take a look at our Education Program pages and our Summer Program page for information on programs specifically designed for kids. We also have many Special Events throughout the year. Some of these events focus on historic dates, other focus on elements of local culture. But, all of them are just plain fun!
Spring Grand Re-Opening – April 1st. FREE
Easter Vigil – Saturday, Easter Eve. FREE
Pirate Invasion (working with York County) – Late April. FREE
Wheels and Waves Event – Cars and Boats Displays. Mid-May. FREE
Memorial Day Celebration – Friday through Sunday. FREE
Military Appreciation, War of 1812 and USRC Surveyor Weekend – Mid-June. FREE
Independence Day Celebration – Friday through Sunday closest to July 4. FREE
Williamsburg Jaycees Cardboard Boat Regatta – Early August. FREE
Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser – Mid-September. TICKETED
Annual Folk Festival – Late September. FREE
Yorktown Battle / Maritime Heritage Celebration – Mid-October. FREE
Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser – Early November. TICKETED
Monthly Folk Jams – 2nd Wednesday of Every Month, 5:30-9 PM. FREE
Monthly Swing Dances – 3rd Monday of Every Month, 7:30-8 PM Lesson, 8-10 PM Dance. $5
Monthly Storytellers Events – 4th Monday of Every Month, 7-8:30 PM. FREE
Monthly TGIF Events (Museum Members and Guests Only) – 4th Friday of Every Month. FREE.
Summertime Weekly Concerts – Selected Friday Evenings from June through September. TICKETED
Summertime Shrimp Boils or Crab Pickin’ – Selected Friday Evenings Supporting outdoor events June – October. FOOD COST
Summertime Artist Open-Air Showings – Selected Friday Evenings from April – October. FREE
Seasonal High Tea Events – As Scheduled between October and March. TICKETED with RESERVATIONS
Contra Dances – As Scheduled between April and November. TICKETED (At Gate)
Lecture Series – As Scheduled between October and March. TICKETED with RESERVATIONS
The Watermen’s Museum has a nondiscrimination policy that the organization, our staff, and our working volunteers will not, by policy or practice, discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law.