18. The Mariners' Museum. World-class collection of maritime artifacts. Includes gun turret and artifacts from Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $12 adults, $7 children 6-12. 100 Museum Drive, Newport News. 596-2222. marinersmuseum.org

19. U.S. Army Transportation Museum. Historic vehicles from 1700s to present. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free. Besson Hall, 300 Washington Blvd., Fort Eustis, Newport News. 878-1115. transchool.lee.army.mil/museum/transportation%20museum/museum.htm

20. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Honors state's contributions to sports history. Hours vary by season. $7, children under 2 free. 206 High St., Portsmouth. 393-8031. vshfm.com

21. Virginia War Museum. One of the nation's largest collections of military artifacts, uniforms, weapons and documents. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults, $4 children 7-18. 9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. 247-8523. warmuseum.org

22. Watermen's Museum. Vintage artifacts, photographs and models recount the story of Virginia's working watermen. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday (weekends only Thanksgiving-March 31). $5 adults, $2 students K-12. 309 Water St., Yorktown. 887-2641. watermens.org

23.York County Historical Museum. Self-guided tours explore historic town's past. 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Free. Lower level of York Hall, 301 Main St., Yorktown. Plus seasonal satellite site, Museum on Main at 408 Main St. 890-3508. yorkcounty.gov/ychm

24. Yorktown Victory Center. Exhibits explore the Revolutionary War and the Battle of Yorktown while living history displays recreate a Continental Army encampment and 1780s Tidewater farm. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $9.75 adults, $5.55 children 6-12. Route 1020 near the Colonial Parkway, York County. 887-1776. historyisfun.org/yorktown/yorktown.cfm

Historic sites

25. Aberdeen Gardens Historic Museum. Restored 1930s home depicts life in historic New Deal housing project built by blacks for black residents. Open by appointment. 57 N. Mary Peake Blvd., Hampton. 243-3452. aberdeengardens.org/museum

26. Bacon's Castle. Built in 1665, the oldest documented brick house in English North America was the site of Nathaniel Bacon's 1676 rebellion against English rule. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. $8 adults, $5 children. 465 Bacon's Castle Trail, off Highway 10, Surry. 357-5976. preservationvirginia.org/visit/historic-properties/bacons-castle

27. Boykin's Tavern. This historic 1762 courthouse tavern was the long-time center of Isle of Wight County life. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Free. 17130 Monument Circle, Isle of Wight. 365-9771. smithfield-virginia.com/attractions.html

28. The Civil War at Endview. 18th-century house used as a Confederate hospital. during 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Thursday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults, $4 children 7-18. 362 Yorktown Road, Newport News. 887-1862. endview.org

29. Fort Boykin Historic Park. Originally constructed in 1623 and expanded during the Civil War, earthwork includes a walking history and garden tour and picnic area. 8 a.m.-dusk daily. Free. 7410 Fort Boykin Trail, Isle of Wight. 357-0115. smithfield-virginia.com/attractions.html

30. Historic Jamestowne. Site of the New World's first permanent English-speaking settlement includes old Jamestown Church, National Park Service Visitor Center and archaeological museum. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Included in admission to Colonial National Historical Park ($10 adults, children 15 and under free). Western end of Colonial Parkway, James City County. 229-1733. historicjamestowne.org

31. Hunter House Victorian Museum. Changing interpretive exhibits and tours explore the Victorian period in this landmark 1894 structure. Tours 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday (April-December). $5 adults, $1 children 6-18. 240 W. Freemason St., Norfolk. 623-9814. hunterhousemuseum.org

32. James River Plantations. Colonial-period plantation houses, plus other structures of note. 804-829-2480. jamesriverplantations.org.


•Shirley. The oldest continuous family-owned business and farm in North America dates to 1638. shirleyplantation.com

•Berkeley. Historic 1726 mansion was the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and William Henry Harrison, 9th U.S. president. Colonists celebrated the first official Thanksgiving here in 1619. berkeleyplantation.com

•Sherwood Forest. Home of President John Tyler, Sherwood Forest is the longest frame dwelling in America and is still owned by Tyler's descendants. Historic gardens date to mid-1800s. sherwoodforest.org