The Virginia Beach History Museums offer several special programs for group tours, including tour bus groups. Please contact us at email@example.com, or call 757-385-5100, to book group tours and ask any questions.
A Colonial Tea
Experience the architecture of a colonial home, including an in-depth talk about the importance of tea gardens. Each historic house has lush gardens full of local and imported herbs that were used to create tea and medicine. After the tour, enjoy a tea tasting with locally sourced pastries.
Each historic site has plenty of history to share, but some stories you have to hear to believe! For guests curious about the supernatural, listen to tales of the past inhabitants of these historic homes. After the tour, you’ll be left to answer one question; is the house really haunted?
Witches in Virginia
In North America, less than 10 witch bottles have been found. At the Thoroughgood House exhibit, one of the famed witch bottles is on display. It is believed that this repellant charm was used against the infamous Grace Sherwood, Witch of Pungo. Grace was one of few witches ever convicted of witchcraft in the colony of Virginia. Come on a special tour discussing the history of witches in the colonies and Tidewater’s own Grace Sherwood. After the tour, make your own replica witch bottle to thwart evil spirits and keep them at bay.
Customized Tour of Historic House
Are you history buff? Fashionista? Architecture guru?With our customized tours, you can pick and choose between 5 tour topics. Each interpreter will present a breadth of knowledge, allowing for a deep dive into Tidewater history. Topics include, colonial waterways, fashion from the 17th century to 19th century, enslaved people of colonial plantations*, First Peoples of Virginia*, and architecture.
All ages welcome (some history topics are 13+)
History by Lantern Light
Ever curious what the historic houses look like at night? Take this special dusk tour by lantern light and experience what the houses would have looked like before modern day electric lights. A costumed interpreter will give you an in depth look at colonial life through the eyes of the people that lived in colonial Virginia.
All ages welcome
For the baker in your life or culinary aficionado, our historic foodways tour and demonstration will teach you the ways that that cooks and bakers alike created culinary masterpieces with homegrown gardens, livestock, and native herbs all whilst using a rudimentary blazing hearth. Learn about plants grown in 18th and 19th century gardens that flavored these dishes and traditional colonial and Federal meals. Complete your experience with tastings from a certified colonial chef.
All ages welcome