Uncover the stories of women who engaged with the highest levels of colonial law and government as not only victims but active participants - even criminals. See how their cases as abandoned wives and convicted felons shaped 18th-century law and shed light on women's roles in Virginia society. Tours every 15-20 minutes.
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Women and the Law tours
Rediscover Custis Square
Take a guided tour and talk with archaeologists in the field about the current archaeological investigations at John Custis IV’s 4-acre home and early 18th century gardens.
Expert Insights: Crafting Women's Activism
Learn how a silk sewing bag and a sampler stitched at Clarrisa Lawrence's African School are connected to the abolition and women's suffrage movements.
Art Museums Admission
Visit a Nation Builder- Aggy of Turkey Island
Step into the past with Aggy of Turkey Island, Entangled with her master; fighting for her family's freedom.