Hampton History Museum Family Day: "Forts in Hampton Family Event"


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Hampton History Museum is back with another great line-up of FREE Family Fun for their Second Saturday Family Day! The theme this month is "Fort Building".

Description: The history, construction and life of two of the nation’s most historic military outposts—Fort Wool and Fort Monroe are the subject of “Forts in Hampton,” a day of free family fun with living history, Lego fort building, and other hands-on activities.

Three Civil War interpreters will bring to life the experience of soldiers at the forts, lead musket drills, and discuss what it was like living in the forts while being surrounded by the enemy. 

After learning some of the principles of fort design and construction, children can create their own impenetrable fortress from Legos. Staff from Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum will bring reproduction Civil War items for children to handle and try out. Our friends from The Mariners' Museum and Park are bringing a display and items related to the USS Monitor. Hampton History Museum volunteers will lead making dummy musket cartridges. Coloring activities round out the fun.

Where: Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton VA

When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 11am-2pm

Cost: This 2nd Saturday Family Event is free and takes place in the museum's Great Hall and courtyard. Admission to tour the museum galleries is a special $3 rate on 2nd Saturdays.


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