Join us for a day of archaeology at Custis Square, the home and gardens of early 18th-century resident, John Custis. Free-flow exploration, character interpretation, and artifacts are on display throughout the day. Talk with archaeologists in the field about the history of Custis Square, earlier excavations that helped to inform our understanding of the Custis family and current project goals. Meet Custis’ best-known relative, Martha Washington, and her new husband, George, as they explore Martha’s inherited property at Custis Square. Appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Washington occuring throughout the day. Stop by and see what’s new! Weather dependent.
Dates & Times
Special Event: Custis Square Community Open House
Music: Fife & Drum
Watch and listen to the Fifes and Drums as they demonstrate the music and drill of various military ceremonies from an 18th-century soldier's working day.
Open to the Public
Special Event: Patient Care at the Public Hospital
Join Margaret Perry, apprentice apothecary, as she discusses Patients and Patient Care at the Public Hospital.
Art Museums Admission
Performance: Visit with Martha Washington
Step into the past with Martha Washington, our Nation’s first First Lady. Through stories and questions, explore the hopes, choices, and challenges she faced.