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Historical Events Across the Country

For the period enthusiast searching for creative ways to romance the past in the modern age, we suggest a weekend excursion to a local history-inspired affair or embark on a grand tour of the country's finest historic sites. Treat your family to a Renaissance festival, Baroque concert, or Victorian ball! Turn an ordinary weekend into an extraordinary adventure for the entire family.


Events and Tours for the Ancient Enthusiast

A&E Travel: Find tours around the world based on your special area of historical interest. In the United States, A&E offers a tour called "Mars, Meteors and Space Missions: An Astronomical Exploration" which takes visitors on an astronomical exploration in the beautiful Arizona desert, as well as a "Dinosaur Dig in Montana" which allows visitors to participate in an expedition to search for 65 million-year-old dinosaurs in a fossil-rich area known as the Hell Creek Formation located near the small town of Jordan, Montana that many call the “Dinosaur Capital of the World”.

Period Events and Entertainments Recreation Society: Offers a listing of dances and balls, usually centered around historical and literary events including a recreation of Lord Capulet's Ball from Romeo and Juliet, an 18th-Century Scarlet Pimpernel Ball, a Mostly Mozart Ball set in the Amadeus universe, a Jane Austen Fete and Assembly, a Phantom of the Opera Masquerade Ball, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery Party and Ball, an Edwardian Music Hall, a Tango Tea and much more. They are based in the San Francisco Bay area and their events cover a wide range of eras.


Events and Tours for the Medieval Enthusiast

A&E Travel: Find tours around the world based on your special area of historical interest.

The Living Arts History Association: Offers living history and vintage dance events in Southern California. Events have included a "Liberty Tea Dance," "The Jane Austen Evening," "Danzando: Dance of the Renaissance," "Moulin Rouge Ball" and much more.

Period Events and Entertainments Recreation Society: Offers a listing of dances and balls, usually centered around historical and literary events including a recreation of Lord Capulet's Ball from Romeo and Juliet, an 18th-Century Scarlet Pimpernel Ball, a Mostly Mozart Ball set in the Amadeus universe, a Jane Austen Fete and Assembly, a Phantom of the Opera Masquerade Ball, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery Party and Ball, an Edwardian Music Hall, a Tango Tea and much more. They are based in the San Francisco Bay area and their events cover a wide range of eras.


Events and Tours for the Renaissance Enthusiast

A&E Travel: Find tours around the world based on your special area of historical interest.

The Living Arts History Association: Offers living history and vintage dance events in Southern California. Events have included a "Liberty Tea Dance," "The Jane Austen Evening," "Danzando: Dance of the Renaissance," "Moulin Rouge Ball" and much more.

Ren Faire: Offers articles on what to expect at a Renaissance Faire and listings of festivals by location or by date.

Period Events and Entertainments Recreation Society: Offers a listing of dances and balls, usually centered around historical and literary events including a recreation of Lord Capulet's Ball from Romeo and Juliet, an 18th-Century Scarlet Pimpernel Ball, a Mostly Mozart Ball set in the Amadeus universe, a Jane Austen Fete and Assembly, a Phantom of the Opera Masquerade Ball, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery Party and Ball, an Edwardian Music Hall, a Tango Tea and much more. They are based in the San Francisco Bay area and their events cover a wide range of eras.


Events and Tours for the Elizabethan Enthusiast

A&E Travel: Find tours around the world based on your special area of historical interest.

The Living Arts History Association: Offers living history and vintage dance events in Southern California. Events have included a "Liberty Tea Dance," "The Jane Austen Evening," "Danzando: Dance of the Renaissance," "Moulin Rouge Ball" and much more.

Period Events and Entertainments Recreation Society: Offers a listing of dances and balls, usually centered around historical and literary events including a recreation of Lord Capulet's Ball from Romeo and Juliet, an 18th-Century Scarlet Pimpernel Ball, a Mostly Mozart Ball set in the Amadeus universe, a Jane Austen Fete and Assembly, a Phantom of the Opera Masquerade Ball, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery Party and Ball, an Edwardian Music Hall, a Tango Tea and much more. They are based in the San Francisco Bay area and their events cover a wide range of eras.


Events and Tours for the Baroque Enthusiast

A&E Travel: Find tours around the world based on your special area of historical interest.

The Living Arts History Association: Offers living history and vintage dance events in Southern California. Events have included a "Liberty Tea Dance," "The Jane Austen Evening," "Danzando: Dance of the Renaissance," "Moulin Rouge Ball" and much more.

Period Events and Entertainments Recreation Society: Offers a listing of dances and balls, usually centered around historical and literary events including a recreation of Lord Capulet's Ball from Romeo and Juliet, an 18th-Century Scarlet Pimpernel Ball, a Mostly Mozart Ball set in the Amadeus universe, a Jane Austen Fete and Assembly, a Phantom of the Opera Masquerade Ball, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery Party and Ball, an Edwardian Music Hall, a Tango Tea and much more. They are based in the San Francisco Bay area and their events cover a wide range of eras.


Events and Tours for the Georgian Enthusiast

A&E Travel: Find tours around the world based on your special area of historical interest. In the United States, A&E offers an "Expedition on the Lewis & Clark Trail" which takes visitors from the mountains’ majesty of Great Falls, Montana, to the wonder of the Pacific Ocean, following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and the rest of the Corps of Discovery. Another tour, "Heroes in Annapolis" takes tourists from loyalist buildings to taverns on a walk of historic Annapolis, Maryland, in the footsteps of George Washington and our founding fathers to recall the fight for independence.

The Living Arts History Association: Offers living history and vintage dance events in Southern California. Events have included a "Liberty Tea Dance," "The Jane Austen Evening," "Danzando: Dance of the Renaissance," "Moulin Rouge Ball" and much more.

Period Events and Entertainments Recreation Society: Offers a listing of dances and balls, usually centered around historical and literary events including a recreation of Lord Capulet's Ball from Romeo and Juliet, an 18th-Century Scarlet Pimpernel Ball, a Mostly Mozart Ball set in the Amadeus universe, a Jane Austen Fete and Assembly, a Phantom of the Opera Masquerade Ball, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery Party and Ball, an Edwardian Music Hall, a Tango Tea and much more. They are based in the San Francisco Bay area and their events cover a wide range of eras.


Events and Tours for the Regency Enthusiast

A&E Travel: Find tours around the world based on your special area of historical interest.

Jane Austen Weekends at The Governor's House in Hyde Park: A leisurely weekend of literary-inspired diversions has something for every Jane Austen devotee. Slip quietly back into Regency England in a beautiful old mansion. Take afternoon tea. Listen to Mozart. Bring your needlework. Share your thoughts at a discussion of Persuasion and how the movie stands up to the book. Attend the talk entitled "The Time of Jane Austen". Test your knowledge of Persuasion and the Regency period and possibly take home a prize. Take a carriage ride. For the gentleman there are riding and fly fishing as well as lots of more modern diversions if a whole weekend of Jane is not his cup of tea. Join every activity or simply indulge yourself quietly all weekend watching the movies. Dress in whichever century suits you. It's not Bath, but it is Hyde Park and you'll love Vermont circa 1800.

The Living Arts History Association: Offers living history and vintage dance events in Southern California. Events have included a "Liberty Tea Dance," "The Jane Austen Evening," "Danzando: Dance of the Renaissance," "Moulin Rouge Ball" and much more.

Period Events and Entertainments Recreation Society: Offers a listing of dances and balls, usually centered around historical and literary events including a recreation of Lord Capulet's Ball from Romeo and Juliet, an 18th-Century Scarlet Pimpernel Ball, a Mostly Mozart Ball set in the Amadeus universe, a Jane Austen Fete and Assembly, a Phantom of the Opera Masquerade Ball, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery Party and Ball, an Edwardian Music Hall, a Tango Tea and much more. They are based in the San Francisco Bay area and their events cover a wide range of eras.


Events and Tours for the Victorian Enthusiast

A&E Travel: Find tours around the world based on your special area of historical interest. In the United States, A&E offers a special tour of historic Gettysburg and other significant Civil War battlefields.

The American Civil War Homepage: Has information on Civil War reenactments throughout the United States.

Christy Fest: This year's event will take place on June 18-22 in Townsend, TN. This festival, run entirely by volunteers, celebrates the story and characters of Catherine Marshall's classic novel and its dramatic adaptations.

The Civil War News: Has information on Civil War reenactments, events and presentations listed by date.

The Living Arts History Association: Offers living history and vintage dance events in Southern California. Events have included a "Liberty Tea Dance," "The Jane Austen Evening," "Danzando: Dance of the Renaissance," "Moulin Rouge Ball" and much more.

The National Civil War Association: Has information on Civil War reenactments for the Northwest United States.

Period Events and Entertainments Recreation Society: Offers a listing of dances and balls, usually centered around historical and literary events including a recreation of Lord Capulet's Ball from Romeo and Juliet, an 18th-Century Scarlet Pimpernel Ball, a Mostly Mozart Ball set in the Amadeus universe, a Jane Austen Fete and Assembly, a Phantom of the Opera Masquerade Ball, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery Party and Ball, an Edwardian Music Hall, a Tango Tea and much more. They are based in the San Francisco Bay area and their events cover a wide range of eras.

The Victorian Dance Ensemble: Offers formal balls, informal dances and dance demonstrations in the North East (Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland).

Victorian Events Calendar: Has nationwide information on Victorian balls, dances, exhibits, lectures and more.

The Victorian Society in America: Has information on Victorian lectures, exhibits, tours and much more. Listings by state.


Events and Tours for the Edwardian Enthusiast

A&E Travel: Find tours around the world based on your special area of historical interest.

The Living Arts History Association: Offers living history and vintage dance events in Southern California. Events have included a "Liberty Tea Dance," "The Jane Austen Evening," "Danzando: Dance of the Renaissance," "Moulin Rouge Ball" and much more.

Period Events and Entertainments Recreation Society: Offers a listing of dances and balls, usually centered around historical and literary events including a recreation of Lord Capulet's Ball from Romeo and Juliet, an 18th-Century Scarlet Pimpernel Ball, a Mostly Mozart Ball set in the Amadeus universe, a Jane Austen Fete and Assembly, a Phantom of the Opera Masquerade Ball, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery Party and Ball, an Edwardian Music Hall, a Tango Tea and much more. They are based in the San Francisco Bay area and their events cover a wide range of eras.