A few seats remain open for
TVHS’ trip to New Kent scheduled for
Wednesday, June 7
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On Wednesday, June 7th, TVHS will host a special trip to nearby New Kent County, whose history and illustrious names are an important part of the early history of Tidewater Virginia.
The trip will include a lecture outlining the stops on the trip, and their historical significance, by John Crump whose family roots go back to the formation of New Kent County in 1654.
St. Peter’s Parish is the oldest church in New Kent County.
It was established in 1689; construction on the church began in 1701 and was completed in 1703.
The morning will include stops at St Peters Parish Church, established in 1689, and where Martha Washington and her family attended church services. Next is the White House landing site — George McClellan’s main base for supplies during the Civil War, and the site of the White House, where Martha and Daniel Custis lived.
Lunch will be served at the Colonial Kitchen at the Courthouse.
After lunch visits will include the old jail and the home of the New Kent Family and Research Center, and the Chestnut Grove birthplace site of Martha Washington (1731).
The White House Landing, Chestnut Grove, and the White House sites are not open to the public.
On the return trip there will be a visit to Eltharn, site of the home of Burwell Bassett, a public leader during the Revolution. George Washington was a frequent visitor there.
Chestnut Grove, birthplace of Martha Washington, born on June 2, 1731 in New Kent County.
Chestnut Grove burned in 1926.
The trip begins and ends at the Marquis Shopping Center.
Wednesday, June 7
Departs 9:00 am sharp from Target, Marquis Shopping Center
Send checks to
TVHS, PO Box 427,
Williamsburg, VA 23187