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Re-creation of a Powhatan village at the Jamestown VA Historic settlement

Inside a recreated Powhatan living unit at Jamestown VA

Two of our tour guides at the Jamestown Historic Site

Replica of the ship 'Susan Constant' that brought the original British settlers...

Re-created fort at Jamestown

The Gallery Visitors reception restaurant and theater complex at Jamestown VA

Hallway to the Timeline Galleries at Jamestown

Flags of the 13 original colonies at the entrance to the Yorktown...

Victory Memorial at Yorktown VA

Nov. 12 - 13/06 Sunday the 12th there was a rain and wind storm happening today so we took a day off.

The storm past through during the night so on Monday we went to the Jamestown, VA, the 1st permanent settlement of British in America WE visited the Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, the soght of a significant battle in the Civil War. These are two living history museums that explore American beginnings with costumed interpreters demonstrating the experiences of the events portrayed.

.At Jamestown you start with a 25 minute show, walk through the gallery of history from 1607 - 1699 (1699 is when the Virginia Capitol was moved to Williamsburg) then go outside for a 1 ½ hour guided walking tour. All 4th grad students in Virginia are brought to Jamestown for their social studies class.

At the Yorktown Victory Centre you walk down the War for Independence Timeline Information on the pathway to the museum. Once inside you go through the exhibition galleries before going into an 18 minute show on the battle. Next you walk outside to the 1780's farm where you see and learn some of what the life on a farm was like in this era.

Covering both of these sites takes a full day or you can break it into 2 days. We drove past the Yorktown Victory Monument. on the way to the highway. Tonight we took in a Grand Seafood buffet.

WOW! What a big place and busy. The selection was great and well laid out to handle the large crowds.

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