Get into the spirit of the season as you uncover the historic and cultural significance of Christmas in colonial America! Step into the 18th century to learn how the holiday was celebrated on majestic plantations that flourished along the James River. Explore religious customs and lifestyles of the people, free and enslaved, who lived and worked on the land. Lectures and field trips feature Shirley, Virginia's oldest plantation; Berkeley, the most historic James River plantation; and Colonial Williamsburg. Become acquainted with the traditions of the rural American South that were inspired by English customs and take ideas home with you. Enjoy a meal at a Colonial Williamsburg tavern, and depart filled with the holiday spirit.
Walking up to two miles per day.