Sunday, December 10, 2023

“Military Through the Ages” returns to Jamestown Settlement

“Military Through the Ages” returns to Jamestown Settlement. (WYDaily/Nancy Sheppard)

JAMESTOWN — Centuries of military history will collide at Jamestown Settlement with the return of the museum’s annual event: “Military Through the Ages.”

On March 20-21, the museum will open its grounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for guests to immerse themselves in military history from around the globe.

Encampments will be stationed in chronological order throughout Jamestown Settlement’s outdoor exhibits with re-enactors on hand to teach guests about the unique era that they are portraying, according to Jamestown Settlement’s news release on March 12. Displays will represent soldiers from the 9th century through a special exhibit about the modern soldier provided by the Virginia National Guard.

The event was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Jamestown Settlement is excited to announce this year’s return, while still keeping in mind everyone’s health and safety.

The museum has established special protective protocols which include requiring masks in both indoor and outdoor exhibits and canceling the event’s usual parades and pass-in-review ceremonies in order to discourage large gatherings.

Admission for the event is $18 for adults and $9 for children ages 6-12. A combination ticket for both Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is $28.90 for adults and $14.45 for children ages 6-12.

Children ages 5 and under are admitted free to both museums.

Residents of James City County, City of Williamsburg, York County, as well as William & Mary students receive complimentary admission to both museums with proof of residence.

Want to attend the event virtually? Tune into WYDaily’s Facebook page this Saturday morning for live coverage of Military Through the Ages.

For more information, call 757-253-4838 or visit the website for the event by clicking here.


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