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Arts Escape to Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center

Arts Escape to Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center

Art Escape to the
17th and 18th Centuries
Vacation Package

Take an art escape to Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center living-history museums, featuring expansive indoor exhibition galleries and outdoor interpretive areas that tell the story of America’s beginnings. The museums are among the Williamsburg area destinations highlighting arts in September as part of Williamsburg Arts Month. A new year-round vacation package starting at $199 for two adults features two nights of Williamsburg-area accommodations, unlimited museum admission during the package stay, free parking, Williamsburg Arts Map, and shopping and dining coupons.

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Yorktown Victory Center spinning

Yorktown Victory Center spinning

Art Escape Package
Package includes free parking and unlimited admission to Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center during length of stay, and choice of lodging (budget, mid-range to deluxe) in the Williamsburg area:  3 Days/2 Nights/2 Adults from $199;* 3 Days/2 Nights/2 Adults/2 Youth from $219;* 3 Days/2Nights from $98*per night based on double occupancy. The package also includes a Williamsburg Arts Map, a voucher for a Williamsburg Premium Outlets VIP Shopping Coupon Book offering significant savings at more than 135 top designer and outlet stores in a boutique-like atmosphere, and a voucher for a Historic Yorktown Rewards Card, for shopping and dining discounts in historic Yorktown. *Package prices vary with lodging selection, dates/length of stay and number of guests. Additional tickets can be purchased separately. Fees and taxes are not included. 
Pottery in the Powhatan Indian village

Pottery in the Powhatan Indian village

Periodic pottery demonstrations take place in Jamestown Settlement’s Powhatan Indian village.

Jamestown Settlement galleries present one of the most varied collections relating to 1600s Virginia and the convergence of Powhatan Indian, European and African cultures – decorative and utilitarian objects, portraits, engravings and furnishings. Among items on exhibit are original portraits of King James VI of Scotland (later James I of England) and Virginia Company of London investors, a circa 1600 bronze plaque from the royal court of Benin, West Africa, and various depictions of Pocahontas including a painting by John Gadsby Chapman of her baptism. Outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, 1607 ships and fort feature periodic demonstrations of pottery- and basket-making, stone and bone tool-making, and leather, wood and metal crafts.

Louis XVI, King of France, Count Joseph Boze, 18th century.jpg

Louis XVI, King of France, Count Joseph Boze, 18th century.jpg

Louis XVI, King of France, Count Joseph Boze, 18th century. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collection.

Gallery exhibits at the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, feature a diverse collection of decorative and military objects, portraits, engravings, and documents, including a Declaration of Independence broadside printed in July 1776, an embroidered silver epaulette star made for George Washington in 1799, and portraits of key individuals associated with the American Revolution – Washington, British commander Lord Cornwallis and French King Louis XVI. Exhibits also feature several objects made and used in Virginia, including a cast iron stove plate by Isaac Zane inscribed in German and an 18th-century yellow pine clothes press exemplifying a unique furniture-making industry that flourished on Virginia’s Eastern Shore in the 1700s. Outdoors, a re-creation of a 1780s farm features periodic demonstrations of flax breaking, cloth dying, spinning and needlework.

Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center museum stores offer a selection of books, prints, museum reproductions and items relating to the 17th and 18th centuries.