In the life of Continental soldiers, the noon gun signaled a cessation of morning drills and work parties and a start to preparing the midday meal. Weather permitting.
Dates & Times
Presentation: Firing of the Noon Gun
Presentation: Musket Demonstration
Military Programs staff will demonstrate the loading and firing of the musket. Experience the sounds and smells a soldier experienced during the Revolution.
Open to the Public
Music: Viola da Gamba, From England to Virginia
Join Governor’s Musician Brady Lanier in exploring the musical journey of the viola da gamba from England to Virginia.
Art Museums Admission
Presentation: Preserving the Millinery Trade
Join the Milliners and Mantua-makers as we share the story of the millinery shop at Colonial Williamsburg through its 70-year journey.