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Explore with Your Library Card! Day

  • Saturday, July 13, 10am – 4pm
  • Lee Hall Mansion
  • Free for library card holders

Join us at Lee Hall Mansion on July 13th for activities centered around the science of hot air balloons, and learn how ballooning was used during the Civil War. Experience air pressure in action, let little ones play with balloons, and discover the physics behind how balloons soar! 

Tours of the historic house and participation in activities are free on this day for Tidewater area library card holders as part of the 2024 Explore with Your Library Card! campaign. All other guests pay standard museum admission of $8/adult, $7/senior, $6/student, or $20/family. Children under age 7 are free.

The Last Car on the Train: Celebrating the Caboose

  • Saturday, July 20, noon – 4pm
  • Lee Hall Depot
  • Included with regular admission

Spend an afternoon celebrating the last car on the train at Lee Hall Depot! Get your caboose in shape at the exercise station, meet a living historian portraying a brakeman, and try out the loose caboose drag races and other games and crafts. There will be music, tours of our Chessie caboose, and special presentations at 1pm about life in a caboose and at 2pm about the restoration of our caboose.

This special program is included in regular museum admission of $8/adult, $7/senior, $6/student (ages 7-18), or $20/family. Guests under age 7 are free.