Discover the important roles horses played in colonial Virginia and in the Royal Governor of Virginia’s household. Meet our coachmen and grooms at the stables as they care for our horses, including our Cleveland Bays, which are part of our Rare Breeds Program. Learn about this breed that is now rarer than the Red Panda, and why it was popular in the 18th-century. Plus, you’ll hear how are horses are cared for today.
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Order in the Court
Participate in a re-enactment of an 18th-century trial.
Meet the Gardener
Garden volunteers answer questions about growing flowers and vegetables in the Historic Area.
Mr. Jefferson's Palace Garden Party
Join us for an immersive 18th-century Autumn garden party at the Governor’s Palace. Welcomed by their host Mr. Thomas Jefferson, guests will enjoy the seasonal enchantments with libations, traditional music, dancing, and th…
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