Virginia Beach History Museums Upcoming Events:


Highland Spring SpecialTea
April 15 (11 a.m. and 2 p.m. seatings)
Thoroughgood House

Spring in Scotland evokes the perfume of heather in the highlands, bagpipes bidding farewell to those bound for the colonies, and all things outdoors. Join us under the Thoroughgood House’s replica Revolutionary Era tent for a rustic high tea in the highlands. Tickets are $40 each.


Mother's Day CrafTea: The Language of Flowers
May 11 (3:30 and 6 p.m. seatings)
Lynnhaven Colonial Education Center

Mums for Mom? Get CrafTea for Mother’s Day, and join us to build your own unique teacup floral arrangement, using the Victorian language of flowers, to send to your loved one while learning the history of spring blossoms. Event is complete with a casual cream tea service and tour of the Lynnhaven House and grounds. Tickets are $40 each.


We are currently in the process of moving to a new online ticketing system for events. Until the new system is in place, ticketed events (both free and paid) will be available for registration on the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation ActiveNet ticketing platform. If you have questions about registering for events on ActiveNet, please contact us at 757-385-5100 or

Information about all events (ticketed and non-ticketed) will be posted on the City of Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department web calendar and the Virginia Beach History Museums Facebook page.

Standard guided tours of the Thoroughgood House, and self-guided tours of the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum (PACTS/UKHS), are FREE, open to the public and require no advanced registration. If you would like a guided tour of PACTS/UKHS, please contact us at 757-385-5100, or email, to schedule a guided tour.

Current Thoroughgood House guided tour hours:

Monday - Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday: 1-5 p.m.

Current PACTS/UKHS self-guided tour hours:

Monday - Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

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