Port Tobacco Historic Stagg Hall First Weekend Series
Time: 10 a.m - 4 p.m. (last tour begins at 3:30 p.m.)
Location: Port Tobacco Stagg Hall - 8450 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco
Description: We are having a Colonial Game Day Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are featuring the opportunity for children of all ages to play with toys from the 18th and 19th century, engage in a scavenger hunt that takes them through the history of our village.
As for the stories being featured this month, we are discussing the Cocking Murder, the assassination of President Lincoln, and the Blue Dog legend (among others). While we do plan to feature these stories within our tours and scavenger hunts, great effort has been made to keep the tours appropriate for children. We have two scavenger hunts, one for elementary age that is more focused on the history of our town and one for middle school and up which includes more of our ghost stories. Our level of content in tours will be adapted based on the age of the visitors, and every effort will be made to stay true to the historical facts of these legends/lore.
Our tours are first come, first serve, and run as we have visitors. We will have two lovely tour guides in period attire to walk you through the village and, while we recommend visiting all of our buildings featured on the tour, you can leave at your leisure.
There will also be archeologists at one of our historic buildings processing new finds/conducting research/digs, and you can engage with them to ask questions. Who knows, they might even find something while you're there!