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Summer History Camps

2022 Programs Full History camps return safely this Summer 2022 at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, with enhanced protective measures and interactive learning opportunities for children age 4 to those who have just completed 1st-3rd grades and 4th-5th grades, offering two- and three-day on-site educational programs designed to inspire engagement with early Am

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Summer History Camps

History camps returned safely during Summer 2022 at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, with enhanced protective measures and interactive learning opportunities for children age 4 to those who have just completed 1st-3rd grades and 4th-5th grades, offering two- and three-day on-site educational programs designed to inspire engagement with early American history

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Scouting Merit Badges

Choose from one of three programs that will support the completion of the following merit badges: American Cultures, Virginia Indians or American Heritage. Cultures at Jamestown – Through an interactive guided tour at Jamestown Settlement, Scouts are introduced to the Powhatan Indians, English Settlers and West Central Africans. Discover how the ideas and knowledge of these 3 cultures impact, b

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Government and Leadership Tour

What did it take to be a leader in the Powhatan, English or African cultures? On this two-hour tour of the gallery and outdoor areas, students participate in hands-on activities and role play to answer the question, “What makes a good leader?” Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.  “A lot of students, myself included, might not of had much knowledge about Jamestown.  I

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African American Gallery Sampler Tour

Discover the fascinating culture of the first documented Africans in colonial Virginia, who arrived in 1619. On this one-hour tour of the Jamestown gallery, you’ll examine fascinating works of art and artifacts and learn the story of how slavery developed in 17th c. Virginia. Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.  “I learned so much that will be valuable to me as a

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Yorktown Gallery Sampler Tour

Are you a patriot or a loyalist? Find out which side of the Revolution you stand on as you explore our state-of-the-art interactive exhibits and displays in our gallery. Learn about the people, politics and issues that founded the United States of America. For all ages. Great for adults! Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.    “This was a really good tour for

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Revolution and the New Nation

What challenges faced the Founding Fathers as they struggled to form a new nation? Discover how George Washington and other Founding Fathers won the Revolutionary War and created the foundational documents of the United States of America, including the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and Constitution. Students engage in role play and document analysis as they take sides in t

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Yorktown Living History Sampler

Explore our recreated Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm in this interactive experience that shows life in Virginia before, during and after the Revolutionary War. For all ages Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.    “After studying Yorktown and Colonial time in the classroom, it's excellent for the student to experience the real history in p

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Revolutionary Virginia

Lots of information was recorded about famous people of the American Revolution, but what about everyone else? Students analyze primary sources and reproduction artifacts in collaborate groups to understand the lives of ordinary 18th-century Virginians during the American Revolution. Visit the recreated Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm to hear stories of those who made choices i

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Dig Deeper: A Chance for Freedom

Take an empathetic journey as we connect with the lives of enslaved people during the American Revolution from their perspectives. Students discover what the daily lives of enslaved people were like through hands-on activities in the Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm. They then make the difficult decision – What is my best chance for freedom – to stay or to go? For grades 4 and u

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