Time Traveling In Virginia
At Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown history lives on
Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offer immersive learning experiences for students to time travel to America’s beginnings in 17th and 18th century Virginia. Throughout the year, teachers and students can discover the shared stories of people and events that shaped early America in person at both museums through dynamic gallery exhibits and interactive living history in re-created settings. Historical interpretation and hands on education programs connect the dots to help students understand their relevance today.
At Jamestown Settlement, students can explore gallery exhibits and life-size re-created settings to learn about the culture of the Virginia Indians who occupied the landscape for centuries, the arrival of English colonists in Jamestown in 1607 to establish America’s first permanent English colony and the first documented arrival of West Central Africans in 1619, leading to cultural encounters and events that planted the seeds of a new nation.
At the American Revolution Museum, they can embrace the tumult and victory of the Revolutionary period to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond in engaging gallery exhibits and outdoor re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm.