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Family Activities in Continental Park

August 20, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Family activities in Continental Park feature African Dancers and Drummers, character reenactments and interpretations, and storytelling.  Fun with sidewalk chalk, balloon making, temporary tattoos and life-size games.

Family Area Schedule (11:00 am – 4:00pm)

  • Performing Arts
  • Interactive Demonstrations
  • Historical Area
  • Play Zone


Performing Arts Section

Dylan Pritchett Storyteller (11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm) (30 mins)

African Dance group lessons (11:30am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm) (20 mins)

Middleton Academy of Dance  (11:45am, 12:45pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm) (5 mins)

African Drumming Demonstration (12pm, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm)


Interactive Demonstrations


Jewelry/Musical Instrument Making

Design your own cowry shell bracelet

Forming Clay by Hand Demonstration

Watch demonstrations of hand building of clay to create pottery and other items.


Historical Figures

African-American Historical Figures

Opportunity to learn more about these important historical figures through 1st person interpreters.

  • Mary Peake
  • Elizabeth Key Grinstead
  • Frederick Douglas
  • James Armistead Lafayette


Play Zone

  • Sidewalk Chalk Art
  • Children’s Large Board games
  • Bubbles
  • Ring Toss game

Living History Tours (45mins)

(Leaving at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm from Continental Park)

  • 1st Stop-1619 Arrival Story-Antonio and Isabella (First Africans Marker)
  • 2nd Stop-1776 Caesar Tarrant (Lighthouse)
  • 3rd Stop-1861 Contraband Story (Quarters 1-Left Oak Tree behind House)
  • 4th Stop-19th and 20th Century Harriet Tubman (Quarters 1-Right Oak Tree behind house)


Guided Walking Tours of Fort Monroe Schedule (20mins)

(Leaving at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm from Continental Park) (No Limit)

  • Walking down Ingalls, across the posturing gate, and ending at the Casemate Museum
  • With a volunteer from the Casemate Museum


Dance Performance – Youth Area Continental Park
Living History Tours – Various Fort Monroe Locations


Directions to Continental Park, please use the following:

Upon entering the Fort Monroe Peninsula at the light take the Right fork onto McNair Dr. Continuing on McNair, pass the Marina and as McNair Dr curves to the left at The Chamberlin it becomes Fenwick Rd. At the stop sign Continental Park will be visible on the right. For parking and pedestrian access to many areas of Fort Monroe, continue on Fenwick Rd, passing Engineer Wharf and the Old Point Comfort Lighthouse, then turn Right into the Outlook Beach parking area.


August 20, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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