Check out our calendar and join us for upcoming events like lab nights, dig days, archaeology camps and more. Please check back often to see what has been added, or email [email protected] for more info. The events calendar can be glitchy – if the calendar shows up as a blank page, try clicking “refresh” in your browser window, and hopefully the calendar will appear!
The Walter Reed Birthplace will be open for tours every 2nd Saturday between May and October! Stop by between 10-2 to tour the house and to learn more about Dr. Walter Reed!
The first and third Friday of every month, we welcome you to Fairfield Archaeology Park for tours, hands-on archaeology, nature walks, and more! Fairfield Archaeology Park will be open from 10-4.
The Courthouse Community Orchestra will offer a free concert on the lawn at Rosewell,
(5113 Old Rosewell Lane, Gloucester) on Friday evening, September 15, from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to enjoy the evening. Donations to the
orchestra and to support Fairfield’s programs are encouraged.
19th-century re-enactors and crafts, Public archaeology, presentations, croquet, birthday cake and more!
The Fairfield Foundation will host an Open House and activities at Dr. Walter Reed’s Birthplace, 4021 Hickory Fork Road in Gloucester County, on Saturday, September 16, from 10am-2pm. Dr. Reed was born in the small dwelling in Belroi on September 13, 1851, while his father was an itinerant preacher to Methodist congregations in the Gloucester and King and Queen County circuit. The youngest of five children, Reed became a U.S. Army pathologist and bacteriologist. He led experiments that proved yellow fever is transmitted by a mosquito bite.
The Middle Peninsula Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia will host Dr. Mike Barber, former State Archaeologist of Virginia, for a lecture entitled “White-Tailed Deer and the Native American Deerskin Trade (just before and after Jamestown): Bones Tell the Story”” on September 19 at 6 pm. All are welcome!
Email [email protected] for more information!
Timberneck House in Machicomoco State Park will be open for tours from 10-2 every 2nd Saturday of the month through throughout 2023, and additionally open on the 4th Saturday between April and October. Visit the park and stop by to see the restoration progress at the c. 1793 Timberneck House!