(Virginia Beach, VA)- Hike, bike or ride through the Bayside History Trail on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and learn about the history of the Bayside area. This year, seven historic sites will be open for visitors to explore how the area along the western shore of the Western Branch of the Lynnhaven River was settled. Visitors who go to at least three of the seven sites will earn a commemorative souvenir button. Tours and activities are free and open to the public.
Historic sites on the Bayside History Trail include the Pembroke Manor House, which is celebrating its 250th anniversary, The Oliver Chapel at Haygood United Methodist Church, the Lynnhaven and Adam Thoroughgood Houses, Old Donation Episcopal Church, and Ferry Plantation House. Morningstar Baptist Church is part of the tour but will not be hosting activities or tours.
Visitors may pick up passports at any of the seven participating historic sites and at the Bayside Area Library located at 936 Independence Blvd. Passports will be stamped at the historic sites on the day of the event. Those who return a stamped passport with three site visits to the Bayside Library by 5 p.m. will receive a commemorative button. Please call (757) 460-7530 for more information.
About the Virginia Beach Historic Houses:
The Virginia Beach Historic Houses include the Francis Land House, Adam Thoroughgood House, and Lynnhaven House. Along with the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum, the historic houses are owned and operated by the City of Virginia Beach Department of Museums. The Department of Museums provides stewardship of the City’s historic resources as well as programs to educate the community about local history.
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