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Jamestown Yorktown Foundation
Jamestown Yorktown Foundation
Jamestown Yorktown Foundation
Jamestown Yorktown Foundation
Jamestown Yorktown Foundation
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Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

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Homeschool Program Days

March 8-16, 2014

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 Try on armor at Jamestown Settlement

Homeschool students will love discovering the sights and sounds of the 17th and 18th centuries while learning about their nation’s history. Parents will love the variety of curriculum-based education programs offered for a range of grade levels – all taught by trained museum educators during our special Homeschool Program Days.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Price: 

  •  $12 per family member
     Yorktown Victory Center surgeons tent
  • Ages 3 and under are free

 Available: 

  •   Online 
  •   Call reservations at (757) 253-4939 
  •   In person at either museum during Homeschool Program Days

 Includes:    

  • Admission to Jamestown Settlement throughout Homeschool Program Days, including the introductory film 1607: A Nation Takes Root, exhibition galleries, outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, 1607 ships, and re-created James Fort, along with other special activities. 
  • Admission to Yorktown Victory Center throughout Homeschool Program Days, including the exhibition galleries, re-created Continental Army encampment and Revolution-period farm, along with other special activities.

Based on availability and advance reservations, ticketholders also are entitled to:

  • One hands-on classroom program or theme tour ($5.00 additional charge for craft activity for theme tours) at each museum, according to grade level. 
  • One two-hour family guided tour at each museum. 
  • Hands-on classroom programs and tours must be booked by calling reservations at (757) 253-4939. Call early to ensure a spot!
  • The registration deadline for programs and tours is 5 p.m. three business days prior to the program/tour.

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT 
Tours & Programs

YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER 
Tours & Programs

Family Guided Tour
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
March 10, 12 & 13
Visit re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, 1607 ships and colonial fort on this two-hour hands-on tour led by a trained museum educator.
Tour times: 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Family Guided Tour
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday,
March 11, 12 & 14
Visit re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and 18th-century Tidewater Virginia farm on this two-hour hands-on tour led by a trained museum educator.
Tour times: 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Family Theme Tours
(additional $5.00 per person fee for craft materials)
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
March 10, 12 & 13

Coats of Arms:  1.5 hours
Discover clues about the status and identity of the early colonists who settled in 1600s Virginia on this guided exploration of the galleries. Find out how artists placed clues about family and wealth in works of art. Back in the classroom, create your own personal coat of arms containing clues about you! Content most suitable for upper elementary grades and above. 
Tour times: 10:00 a.m. (March 12 only) & 2:30 p.m. (March 10, 12 & 13) 

Family Theme Tours
(additional $5.00 per person fee for craft materials)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
March 11, 12 & 14

Uniforms, Art and War:  1.5 hours
In a guided exploration of the galleries, examine art to learn about the uniforms worn by the soldiers of nations that fought in the American Revolution. Try on uniform coats and learn about the men who wore them. Visit the re-created Continental Army encampment to drill and march, then create a piece of framed military artwork in the classroom.  Content most suitable for upper elementary grades and above. 
Tour times:  10:00 a.m. (March 12 only) & 2:30 p.m. (March 11, 12 & 14)

Hands-On Classroom Programs
Monday & Thursday
March 10 & 13

Hands-On Classroom Programs
Tuesday & Friday
March 11 & 14

Preschool-Kindergarten – Little Powhatans:  1.5 hours
Students take part in fun hands-on activities to learn how Powhatan Indians used natural resources to meet basic needs for food, shelter and clothing, and then visit the re-created Powhatan village to play games to learn how Powhatan children sharpened hunting and gathering skills.
Program times:  10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Preschool–Kindergarten – Little Farmers: 1.5 hours
Students work, learn and play like they did in the 1700s, and then visit the re-created farm to play authentic colonial games.
Program Times: 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Grades 1-2 – Powhatan Indian World:  1.5 hours
Handle and analyze clothing, bone tools and pottery of the Powhatan culture and learn words from their language! Outdoors in the Powhatan village, learn how they prepared and preserved food through all five seasons!
Program times:  10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Grades 1-2  – Colonial Life: 1.5 hours
Students explore daily chores, responsibilities and decisions on a small Tidewater Virginia farm and then visit the re-created farm to help prepare food the colonial way. 
Program Times: 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Grades 3-6 – Life at Jamestown:  1.5 hours
Analyze artifacts and documents to learn about daily life and early struggles in the Jamestown colony. Outdoors in the re-created colonial fort, participate in a scavenger hunt to locate items that helped the settlers and the colony survive!
Program times:  10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Grades 3-6 – Life of a Private: 1.5 hours
Discover reasons colonists joined the Patriot cause and the conditions experienced by soldiers during the war, take part in military drills, and learn how wounds and illnesses were treated in the re-created Continental Army encampment. 
Program times: 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Grades 7-12  – Voyage to Virginia:  1.5 hours
Navigational instruments, tools and personal belongings provide keys to hands-on discovery. Learn about deduced reckoning and life on board for passengers and crew. Then go to the re-created 1607 ships and work as a team to help a sailor with lifting and lading! 
Program times: 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Grades 7-12 – Revolution and the New Nation: 1.5 hours
Examine the meaning and significance of America’s founding documents through engaging activities for older students. Then participate in "The Price of Liberty" role play and decide if you would join the army in the Continental Army encampment. 
Program times:  10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
   

"Military Through the Ages" at Jamestown Settlement
Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16, 2014 
Participate in family programming, including military encampments, drills and re-enactments, a Saturday children's parade and other hands-on activities.
 

Can’t visit during Homeschool Program Days?

Our homeschool daily rates are for home educators with their students.   

Purchased only on site at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.
One visit per museum.
Not valid during Homeschool Program Days.  
Valid homeschool identification must be presented at check-in.

 Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center Combination Ticket: $9.00

 Jamestown Settlement Ticket: $6.25

Yorktown Victory Center Ticket: $5.00 

For more information about homeschool programs, contact:  group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov (757) 253-4939 FAX (757) 253-4997 (888) 868-7593
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, P.O. Box 1607, Williamsburg, VA 23187

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