Jamestown Settlement - Students
At Jamestown Settlement, a two-and-a-half-hour curriculum-based tour led by trained guides highlights the Jamestown story and cultural origins and interactions of the Powhatan Indians, English and Africans. The tour features Jamestown Settlement exhibition galleries, and re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, colonial fort, 1607 replica ships, and a riverfront discovery area.
Government and Leadership Guided Tour
This two-hour tour highlights leadership in the Powhatan, English and African cultures, and the development of representative government in early colonial Virginia. Participants visit the Jamestown Settlement galleries, the re-created Powhatan Indian village, ships and colonial fort.
Hands-On History Educational Programs
These two-and-a-half-hour programs at Jamestown Settlement or the Yorktown Victory Center offer a structured tour and hands-on activities that allow participants a deeper understanding and appreciation of life in the 17th and 18th centuries. Led by trained educators, these programs explore historical topics through role-playing and the examination of illustrations and reproduction artifacts. Choose from programs customized for a variety of ages at Jamestown Settlement or the Yorktown Victory Center.
This one-hour tour led by a trained educator is designed to help groups get the most of limited time. At Jamestown Settlement, choose a Gallery Sampler Tour of the museum galleries, highlighting significant aspects of the Jamestown story through inquiry-based discussin and interactive exhibits, or a Living-History Sampler Tour of the four outdoor living-history areas.
Groups that wish to visit the museums on their own are welcome to do so and are encouraged to explore each museum's exhibition galleries, film and outdoor living-history areas. Advance registration is highly recommended. Allow at least two hours to visit each museum. More Information on Self-Guided Visits to Jamestown Settlement.
Home educators will want to take advantage of special programs during our Homeschool Program at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center. Download schedules and registration information for the next home school program.
Guided tours and hands-on programs offer opportunities for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts at various levels to have fun and learn while meeting requirements for badges and awards.
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