Family Programs & Events

Bringing Music to Life Concert Series: "Hello Stranger" Featuring Dale Jett

Friday, September 21, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Third-generation member of the legendary Carter family Dale Jett with his wife Teresa Jett and Oscar Harris perform traditional Appalachian Americana music that provides the closest link to the music of the original Carter family.

Enjoy this special musical performance at Christ Church (1735), a National Historic Landmark. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Intermission with libations.

Funding provided by the Robert S. and Martha S. Scheu Fund of the River Counties Community Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Location: Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, Virginia 22576

Fee: $25.00. Purchase tickets at

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Fall Crawl 2018 - New Kent and Charles City

Wednesday, October 17

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Historic Christ Church & Museum volunteers for a bus trip to historic New Kent and Charles City counties. Begin the morning with a tour of St. Peter’s in New Kent. Constructed in 1701-1703, the rectangular church is laid in English bond and features restored “Flemish” gables and a tower that was added in 1739-1740 by undertaker William Walker.

After St. Peter’s journey to Charles City County and Berkeley, finished in 1726 and home to Benjamin Harrison IV and Anne Carter Harrison, daughter of Robert “King” Carter. This brick mansion with pedimented gables and rubbed brickwork was the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison V (signer of the Declaration of Independence) and his son William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States. Site of the First Thanksgiving in 1619, Berkeley is also where “Taps” was composed and played for the first time (during McClellan’s occupation in 1862).

Following a delicious lunch at Indian Fields Tavern, we will visit Shirley, completed in 1738 and home to Robert “King” Carter’s son Secretary John Carter. Shirley’s original collection of outbuildings includes a kitchen, schoolhouse, stable, dovecote, smokehouse and a pair of L-shaped barns. The house showcases original Carter family portraits, silver, furniture and books.

Tickets include admissions, bus, lunch and breakfast treats on ride up with wine and cheese on ride home. Payment is non-refundable due to need to reserve bus.

Fee: $80.00. Purchase tickets at

Last Day of the 2018 Visitor Season

Friday, November 30, 2018

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Last day to visit Christ Church, the museum and gift shop in 2018. Foundation offices are open by appointment from Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, December 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019. Closed Christmas Eve through New Year's Day. Research library access and special group tours are available by appointment.

Location: Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, Virginia 22576

Fee: $5.00 per person

"The Holly & The Ivy": A Traditional Carol Sing

Monday, December 3, 2018

3:30 pm

Celebrate the season at Historic Christ Church & Museum with traditional songs, carols, and music. Join in this seasonal songfest in the beautifully "greened" church. Featuring members of The Chesapeake Chorale and the Christchurch School Cantorion. Dress warmly. Refreshments follow in The Bayne Center.

Location: Christ Church at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, Virginia 22576

Fee: Two (2) non-perishable items per person for the Northern Neck Food Bank