If you like to expose your family to history while building on life experiences, then Historic Jamestown should be on your list in Williamsburg Virginia. Here you and your family will explore the early history of the United States at the Jamestown Settlement and Museum.
Historic Jamestown is situated at the original site of America’s First Permanent English Colony and it is administered by the National Park Service and APVA Preservation Virginia. Jamestown is a living history museum which is upheld by the State of Virginia. Here, you and your family will learn how it was to live during the 17th century.
Things to do and see in Historic Jamestown
In Jamestown, you will be able to watch a real archeologist digging the site of the 1607 fort. You will stroll around the Jamestown settlement and walk among the ruins of the original buildings within the town. Even the original church tower of the 17th century is there to see!
There are characters that are dressed like people would look like from the past that roam around Jamestown. You will have the chance to talk to costumed glass-blowers at the Glasshouse. Your kids will feel like they are walking through history.
In the settlement, there are replicas of the three ships that brought the 1607 settlers. Re-creations of the fort that early people built is also there to see as well as the Powhatan village. There are some costumed interpreters that bring history to life in the huge outdoor areas of the Jamestown Settlement.
Check out the Jamestown Settlement Reviews on TripAdvisor
2110 Jamestown Road
Route 31 S
Williamsburg, VA 23185
See http://www.historyisfun.org/jamestown-settlement/ for more information.