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Nov 26, 2012 - Go back in time in Virginia

With the Virginia General Assembly the oldest legislature in the Western Hemisphere, Virginia has been home to Americans for generations. In fact, although American modern history doesn’t go back that far, the first people are estimated to have arrived in Virginia over 12,000 years ago.

If you want to take a trip back in time and discover what Virginia was like in the 1700s during your charter bus group vacation, then you’re in luck. Book your party bus holiday getaway vehicle to Virginia from Bus Rental VA and we’ll take you back to the Claude Moore Colonial Farm where life in Colonial Virginia is recreated.

Every day, a small paid professional staff, supplemented by volunteers create living history by demonstrating how life, including field work, crafts, cooking, and other special activities was carried out back then. We bet the little kids are going to have an educationally-beneficial cultural shock during his tour bus trip here...but in a good way, of course!

The highlight of the year is the Market Fair, which is held on the third weekend of May, July, and October with long-time volunteers including the blacksmith, the cabinet maker, millinery, plants, toys, scriptorium, good ole puppet theater and, most importantly, the tavern and other townsfolk manning the stands all stay in character. The gathering and threshing of wheat and the preparation of the tobacco crop are annual events with a colonial Wassail, including the blessing of the orchard, held as the final event of the season, in mid-December. If there is time, get the charter bus driver to drive you around from one spot to another for those who are easily fatigued.

The farm is open to charter bus visitors (including school groups) Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00am to 4:30pm from April 1 to mid-December with an admission charge of $3 for adults or $2 for children applies. Membership which allows for free admission to the Farm and all 18th-Century events such as Farm Skills, Dairy Day, clothing workshops, salting fish, herbal remedies, dancing workshops, wheat harvest, tobacco harvest, pickling, the 18th-Century Wedding, Spinning and Dyeing Day, and a winter traditions workshop. Are also available.

So if you’re bored with what modern life has to offer and would like to go back in time to a time when life was simpler, then head on over to Claude Moore Colonial Farm, at Turkey Run Virginia with Bus Rental VA and enjoy the simple life.