Cultures at Jamestown

What do the Powhatan Indians, English and West Central Africans have in common?

How did their interactions shape American history and life in the United States today? Through exploration of the re-created Powhatan Village, ships, and fort, students use artifact analysis and collaboration to compare the technology, ideas, and knowledge of the 3 cultures to discover the impact, both positive and negative, these societies had on each other. For grades 4 and up. Great for adult groups.

Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning. 


“Thank you for bringing Jamestown to life for our families.  You did an outstanding job of engaging the kids while informing.  Loved the stories and the demonstrations.” – Elementary School Teacher, Westminster Academy, Virginia.

Program length: 2.5 hours; Rate: B

To book a tour or program, contact reservations:

(757) 253-4939 • (888) 868-7593 • fax (757) 253-4997 •

Groups of 15 or more require advance reservations.

Guided tour reservations required at least three business days in advance and are subject to availability. We recommend making tour reservations at least two months in advance for fall and winter trips, and up to four months in advance for trips in the spring.

Reservations are also requested for self-guided groups.

Consult Group Admission Rates,  Field Trip Planning Made Easy and the Teacher Checklist to prepare for your visit.