A visit to Historic Christ Church & Museum will open doors to one of Virginia’s most important historic sites. Here you can experience the eighteenth-century American story and celebrate the Northern Neck’s vibrant community life with guest speakers, living history portrayals, hands-on history programs for children, concerts, festivals, and other special events.
Historic Christ Church & Museum will add memorable moments for your guests and bring the past to life for adults and kids alike. Our interactive museum features hands-on exhibitions for children and special displays on the history of Christ Church, the Church of England, the Carter family, colonial architecture and more.
The theme for HCC&M’s 2020 Sunday Speaker Series is A Variety of Religious Experiences: Natives, Africans and Europeans in Early Virginia. The series features four acclaimed Virginia historians who explore Virginia's rich religious diversity that included Powhatan Indians, Africans, and Presbyterian, Baptist and other dissenters who ultimately challenged the authority of the Church of England and brought religious liberty to Virginia
In June Patrick Henry (Richard Schuman) and Thomas Jefferson (Bill Barker) debate religious freedom and the role of government and taxation in promoting religion in society in a dramatic living history presentation inside Christ Church. Click here for tickets and more information: Henry-Jefferson debate. Our spring crawl takes us to several sites connected with Jefferson and Henry, including Tuckahoe, Scotchtown and Pole Green Church.
The “Bringing Music to Life” concert series returns in 2020 with soprano Willsonia Boyer, accompanied by Suzanne Daniel, presenting "Songs of America" on September 26. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear classical music inside the superb acoustical setting of Historic Christ Church.
An integral part of the community, Historic Christ Church & Museum offers regular family-friendly events including the Scottish celebration Kirking of the Tartan, a stirring Memorial Day service, and a winter holiday carol sing. The ever-popular Craft Beer Fest (October 17, 2020) draws crowds to sample craft beers, local wines, BBQ, and homemade ice cream to the accompaniment of sensational live music.
Kids love our three-day Hands-On History Camp (July 28-30, 2020) where they can make bricks, dig for artifacts, make colonial candles and silhouette portraits, write with quill pens, make a grave rubbing, play colonial games and more!. August brings our annual Ice Cream Social, where kids and their families enjoy hands-on history activities and some tasty ice cream treats.
With education as the cornerstone of our mission, school programs are available to students at all levels, from K–12 to collegiate. There is truly something for everyone at Historic Christ Church & Museum.