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Make Tea not War: Commemorating the Treaty of Ghent Bicentennial

  • Sunday, February 22, 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Hampton Roads Naval Museum

Visit the Hampton Roads Naval Museum with your family and sit down to enjoy a cup of tea and speak with costumed interpreters about how civilians might have greeted the news of the Treaty of Ghent which ended the War of 1812.  Museum admission is free; cost for refreshments is $7 (made payable to the Hampton Foundation).  To make a reservation, call (757)322-3168 to reserve your spot (tickets will be paid for at the door).  Please direct any questions to

This event is generously sponsored by the Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum.

We welcome you to contact us!  The Norfolk Historical Society maintains space at Historic Fort Norfolk (c. 1810).  We are also available via mail, e-mail, and social media.


Fort Norfolk
810 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510


Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367

(757) 754-2004


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