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Brownsville Holiday Open House


Close up view of colored lights and seaside themed ornaments on the Brownsville House Christmas tree. A pop up banner in the background shows the TNC logo and name.
A Welcome to All In 2019, homemade gingerbread cookie ornaments were an edible memento for guests at VVCR's annual holiday open house, decorated by the daughters of Coastal Scientist, Bo Lusk. © Margaret Van Clief / TNC


You're invited! Join the staff of TNC's Volgenau Virginia Coast Reserve for a seasonal tradition—our annual Holiday Open House! This event is free and open to the public.

Bring your family and friends for wagon rides around the preserve (3:00 - 5:00 p.m.) and holiday cheer by the campfire all evening long. Tour the historic Brownsville home, visit with TNC staff and volunteers and warm up with goodies like apple cider and homemade treats.

For questions or more information, please call (757) 442-3049 or email Outreach & Education Coordinator, Margaret Van Clief, at

Would you like to volunteer at the open house? Contact Margaret for learn how you can be a part of this fun community event.