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Colonial Life

Explore the roles and daily chores of each family member that kept the farm running smoothly. Participate in a cooking activity on the re-created Revolution-era farm and analyze reproduction artifacts to compare life in 1700s Virginia to life in Virginia today. For grades 1 to 3. Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.    “Excellent program to show students what

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Yorktown Guided Tour

Experience life in Revolutionary War Virginia. How did farmers, soldiers, and statesmen navigate the unknown as they worked to shape American democracy? Learn about daily life in the 18th-century in our recreated continental Army encampment, Revolution-era farm, and gallery spaces. For all ages. Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.  “This was excellent!  We have not c

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Jamestown Guided Tour

Take in the incredible history of America’s first permanent English settlement on this interactive tour. Each group is led by a professional museum educator who will ask questions and pose problems that help students connect to the people and events of Jamestown’s history from multiple perspectives. Along the way, they’ll engage in activities in the recreated Powhatan Indian Village, ships, and Ja

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Pick an exciting focus for your school or adult group – Powhatan Indians, English Settlers, or When Cultures Collide! You can also customize the length of your tour, at one or two hours. Not available in November or April. Limited to two classes at a time. For all ages Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.    “This program gave my students a wonderful ha

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Living History Sampler Tour

A one-hour running shoes overview of the Powhatan Indian Village, ships and James Fort, including fascinating personalities and stories of courage and cowardice. For all ages Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.    “It greatly supported content covered in class and provided ample realia to make the learning experience meaningful.” - 4th Grade Teacher, Accomack

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Powhatan Indian World

In the re-created Powhatan Indian Village, students work in collaborative groups to solve problems such as finding fibers in yucca plants, building smoking racks, sewing pouches and other daily activities as they explore the culture of the Powhatan people. Visits to the re-created ships and fort provide more context to the students to discuss the impacts the English arrival had on the Powhatan I

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Nine Men’s Morris

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Eat Like A Powhatan

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Colonial Holiday Traditions

Discover how the holidays were celebrated by Jamestown settlers and Revolutionary War soldiers. These videos highlight colonial holiday traditions, which are featured in our annual special events "Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia" and "A Colonial Christmas." Visit during the holiday season and save with the Web-only special History is Fun! for the Holidays Ticket. Foods & Feasts o

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