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Visitors_try_on_armor_in_the_re-created_fort_at_Jamestown_Settlement.jpgThe re-created fort interprets the settlement during 1610-14, reflecting its predominantly military and commercial character. 

Inside the triangular wooden palisade are wattle-and-daub structures topped with thatch roofs depicting dwellings, an Anglican church, a court of guard, a storehouse, a cape merchant’s office and a governor’s house. 

Historical interpreters forge and repair metal objects in a blacksmith’s forge and show how matchlock muskets are fired.  Seasonally and periodically, interpreters also produce wood products using 17th-century-style tools, engage in domestic activities such as sewing and meal preparation and, outside the fort, cultivate food and tobacco crops.

Try on armor and play games of quoits (ring-toss) and ninepins (bowling).

Watch a video about the mechanics of 17th- and 18th-century muskets. Historical interpreters present daily matchlock musket demonstrations in the fort.


 

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