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Kids' Museum Guides

The young people’s visitor guides have been developed to supplement the experience of the outdoor living-history areas and the exhibition galleries at Jamestown Settlement for young visitors. Print the guide at home and bring it with you when you visit Jamestown Settlement.


Powhatan Indian canoe, at the Jamestown Settlement. Gallery Quest Museum Guide Find the objects in the museum galleries and answer the questions. Find more answers in the outdoor-living history areas.

Trailblazers Museum Guide Virginia history is full of trailblazers, people with new ideas and courageous actions. Can you follow in their footsteps?

From Africa to Virginia Museum Guide Explore the cultural origins of the first Africans in Virginia, their interactions with the English and the 17th-century Virginia culture they helped to create.

Planting a Settlement Museum Guide Discover the food groups grown by the Powhatan Indians, English and Angolans from West Central Africa and compare the tools and farming methods they used.

Pastimes and Pleasures Museum Guide Explore games and activities from the past, and see which ones are familiar to us today.


Plan at least two and a half hours at Jamestown Settlement to view the introductory film, “1607: A Nation Takes Root”, tour the exhibition galleries, and explore the three outdoor-living history areas. Additional time for meals and the gift shops is also recommended.