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Vietnam War Living History Day

  • Virginia War Museum
  • September 24, 10 AM – 3 PM
Between 1946 and 1975 the United States and its allies were involved in two wars in what is now Vietnam. Although significantly smaller than World War II, the wars in Vietnam played an outsized role in shaping today’s all-volunteer military and its approach to military operations.
Learn about the experiences of soldiers in Vietnam through this interactive living history program featuring French and American uniforms, weapons, and other artifacts, reproductions to handle and try on, and discussion of myths versus reality.
This program is included with regular museum admission.


Chechen Wars Living History Day

  • Virginia War Museum
  • October 1, 10 AM – 3 PM
The Chechen Wars defined the military development of the modern Russian Federation. Serving as a brutal baptism of fire for the newly formed Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and later as an eastern theater of the Global War on Terror, the wars shaped both the doctrine and psyche of the Russian army. These wars are remembered around the world for their brutality.
This program will feature equipment and tactics employed by both sides of the Chechen conflict, with living historians portraying the soldiers who fought. Explore the weapons, uniforms, and ideology of the Russian military we see on the news every night in the current conflict with Ukraine.
This program is included with regular museum admission.

Revolutionary War Living History Day

  • Historic Endview
  • October 8, 10 AM – 4 PM

What was life like in the American army in the fall of 1781 as it surrounded British troops in Yorktown? Join members of the 7th Virginia Regiment to experience daily camp life activities and learn how to march and drill. Visitors will have the chance to participate in a patrol, seeking out British forces.

Admission of $8/adult, $7/senior, $5/student (ages 7-18), and $20/family includes a tour of the historic house. Kids under 7 are always free!

The Ghost Train: A Search for the Paranormal at Lee Hall Depot

  • Lee Hall Depot
  • October 28, 6:30 PM –  9:00 PM
  • $10.00 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED via the Event Brite link below

Participate in the first ever paranormal investigation of historic Lee Hall Depot. Associates of Virginia Paranormal Investigators will lead visitors on an evening exploration of the station. What will they find? Encounter a former postmaster who in 1914 was mysteriously sucked off the platform at a nearby station and dismembered by the wheels of a passing freight train. A haunted caboose, music, and other activities round out the evening’s offerings. Recommended for ages 12 and up.