Explore the Life of a Pirate Aug. 17 at Adam Thoroughgood House

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Travel back to the golden age of piracy at the Adam Thoroughgood House on Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about piracy in coastal Virginia in the 17th and 18th centuries and take part in activities that explore the life of a pirate.


At 11 a.m., an 18th-century pirate and a tavern owner will share their stories. Learn about the rules of pirate society, their foods, medical practices, superstitions and much more. After the presentation, join us in uncovering more information on piracy in colonial Virginia while participating in a treasure hunt on the grounds of the Thoroughgood House and other family friendly activities.


The Adam Thoroughgood House is one of the oldest colonial homes in Virginia, dating to circa 1719. Admission to A Pirate’s Life is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children. A tour of the historic house is included with admission. The Adam Thoroughgood House is located at 1636 Parish Road. Call (757) 460-7588 or 460-7530 or visit www.museumsvb.org for more information.



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