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Videos

Choose a video category below to learn more about Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

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Map It
Map It

Practice using map terms with the John Smith map (as seen in the video) identification activity and by creating your own neighborhood map, then create your own compass.

Ship Shape
Ship Shape

Board a 17th-century ship with Anna and discover how passengers and crew survived the high seas as they journeyed to Jamestown. Then use the activity sheets to try your hand at being a sailor or passe

Eat Like A Powhatan
Eat Like A Powhatan

Compare modern and Powhatan cornbread recipes, then learn more about the Powhatan food practices and seasons by playing the ‘Powhatan Seasons of Food’ matching game.

Navigation in the Age of Exploration
Navigation in the Age of Exploration

Find out how 17th-century sailors navigated across vast oceans and learn to use a period navigation tool.

A Man Most Driven
A Man Most Driven

Peter Firstbrook lecture about the accomplishments of Captain John Smith

A Colonial Christmas
A Colonial Christmas

Visit Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center during the holiday season!

Welcome to our museums
Welcome to our museums

Experience America’s beginnings at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

Jamestown Chronicles
Jamestown Chronicles

Meet some of the men and women who shaped Jamestown's history.

Quadricentennial Minutes
Quadricentennial Minutes

This series of minute-long videos describes the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607.

Passionality Profiles
Passionality Profiles

Meet some of the historical interpretors at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center.

Werowocomoco: Seat of Power
Werowocomoco: Seat of Power

Learn about Powhatan's capital city.

17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World
17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World

A special exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.