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Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Serve Up 'Foods & Feasts' Special Event and Museum Store Sunday During Thanksgiving Weekend, Following Safety Protocols

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 19, 2020 ­– This Thanksgiving holiday, enjoy family friendly programs and demonstrations during Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’s annual “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia” special event on Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, along with special shopping opportunities during Museum Store Sunday on November 29.


Foods and Feasts of Colonial Virginia

Visitors can explore centuries-old cooking techniques of the 17th and 18th centuries during “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia,” a two-day event on Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, in the outdoor living-history areas at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Learn how early Virginians prepared meals in clay pots and iron kettles and preserved food by smoking and salt curing. Discover the cultural dishes of Powhatan Indians, English colonists and sailors of early America to traditional foods prepared by soldiers, farmers and enslaved people during the Revolutionary War. Food preparation in the museums’ outdoor living-history areas is for demonstration purposes only.

On Thursday, November 26, a special Thanksgiving Day dinner is available on a first-come, first-served basis, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Jamestown Settlement Café. The cost is $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for ages 12 and under.


Museum Store Sunday_Jamestown SettlementJust in time for the holidays, on Sunday, November 29, the gift shops at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will join museum stores worldwide for Museum Store Sunday, offering 20-percent off entire in-store purchases. The first 25 patrons to make a purchase also receive a museum gift bag filled with special goodies. The museum gift shops offer an inspirational and educational selection of books, prints, reproductions, educational toys, games and souvenirs relating to the 17th and 18th centuries. All purchases support the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and its educational mission and programs. Admission is not required to visit the museum gift shops, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


“Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia” event activities are included with general admission and have been adapted for everyone’s health and safety with new protective protocols. Admission tickets can be purchased online on the eStore or in person. A combination ticket to both museums is $27.50 for adults and $13.50 for ages 6-12. One-day, single-site tickets to Jamestown Settlement are $17.50 for adults and $8.25 for ages 6-12 and, to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, $15.25 for adults and $7.75 for ages 6-12. Children under 6 receive free admission to both museums. Residents of York County, James City County and the City of Williamsburg, including William & Mary students, receive complimentary admission with proof of residency.

Both museums are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; closed Christmas and New Year’s days. Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31 near the Colonial Parkway in James City County, just southwest of Williamsburg and adjacent to Historic Jamestowne. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is located on Route 1020 in Yorktown, near Yorktown Battlefield and Historic Yorktown.

For more information, call (757) 253-4838 or visit jyfmuseums.org.