We are delighted that Historic Christ Church & Museum is open once again. If you are unable to visit, you can stay connected by exploring these digital resources:
Explore Historic Christ Church from anywhere! Our new Virtual Tour uses panoramic images, historic and modern photographs, and video clips to tell the amazing story of this incredible building. Pan 360 degrees around the church and churchyard and click on various Points of Interest (POIs) like the ox-eye window, entablature, Carter pew and more.
Hear performances at Historic Christ Church like the legendary Dale Jett and his band Hello Stranger playing “Anchored in Love,” Classical RVA’s “Histoire du Tango,” or Good Shot Judy and Bobby "Blackhat" Walters at our 2018 Craft Beer Fest. HCC&M YouTube | HCC&M Vimeo
Explore the Papers of Robert "King" Carter and the databases that examine the enslaved and indentured communities at Corotoman, the Carter family's plantation along the Rappahannock. For anyone interested in disease and medicine in coloniial Virginia check out this article by our late HCC&M Research Committee member Dr. Anne Davis: "Distempers and Physic: Virginia's Health in the Eighteenth Century."
Enjoy special talks and living history presentations like “Freedom! Or Not? Sarah’s Story of Emancipation” or “Geological Origins of the Stone Pavers Inside Christ Church.”
Activities for Kids
Download our Field Trip Guide for timelines, map skills, word scrambles, crossword puzzles, mazes, word searches, fill in the blanks and more to learn about Christ Church and life in colonial Virginia.
Discover interesting stories on all sorts of topics related to Historic Christ Church, from election day in colonial Virginia to the communion silver churchwarden Robert Carter ordered for Christ Church Parish in July of 1720. Check out our blog here: 1735 Times Blog
One of the most scholarly and comprehensive sources of Virginia history on the web, Encyclopedia Virginia explores the history and culture of the Old Dominion through in-depth articles that incorporate primary documents, images, audio and visual clips, and links to Google Street View tours of historic sites. Here are just a few examples of entries that relate to Historic Christ Church:
Robert "King" Carter | John Carter | William Berkeley
Church of England in Colonial Virginia | The Great Awakening in Virginia | Baptists in Colonial Virginia
The Transatlantic Slave Trade | Virginia's First Africans | Free Blacks in Colonial Virgnia
Women in Colonial Virginia | Indians in Virginia
Indentured Servitude in Colonial Virginia | Tobacco in Colonial Virginia
Listen to interviews conducted by students from the University of Florida's Sameul Proctor Oral History Program, one of the nation's largest such programs with over 8,000 interviews. Hear stories from long-time residents of the Northern Neck, HCC&M volunteers and others who share their fascinating experiences.
View documents and images related to the history of Christ Church and early Virginia, like the Glebe Act of 1802, the will of free black parishioner Edward Nickens, and the register for Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia 1852-1889.