Powhatan Indian World

How did the Powhatan Indians utilize the natural resources where they lived?

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 Indians. For grades 2 to 5.

Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning. 


“My class really enjoys hands-on activities.  This tour took our in-class activities and readings to the next level!  Thank you! Great job getting all of the class involved!” – 4th Grade Teacher, Arlington County Public School.

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 • group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov

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.