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History is Fun - At Home!

Explore Museum Resources Online.

At Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, history is fun – even from home! As our communities continue to manage the effects of COVID-19 to our daily lives and day-to-day operations, we wanted to share a variety of entertaining, engaging and educational online resources available for you to enjoy with your family at home. Here’s how you can experience our museums and explore the past using a desktop or mobile device:


View hands-on history and take a virtual museum tour.

History Mystery Trivia Night: Test your 17th and 18th century knowledge against other history buffs with virtual trivia live on June 5 at 7 p.m.

Live Educational Webcasts: Connect with educators for FREE mini history lessons streaming live online from our museums on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

History Happy Hour: Join Director of Curatorial Services Luke Pecararo for live lessons on historical libations at 5 p.m. on Thursdays.

Historical Solutions to Modern Day Problems: Historical experts host live learning opportunities from our museums.

• Hands-On Demonstrations: Test out your 17th- and 18th-century skills with video tutorials from historical experts.

Jamestown Gallery App: Download the Jamestown Settlement app on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Yorktown Gallery App: Download the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown app on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

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Experience the stories of America’s earliest adventures.

Video Library: View videos on a variety of topics exploring the people and events of early Virginia.

Stories of a New World: Discover stories from the films shown at Jamestown Settlement for a limited time only.

Revolutionary Stories: Step inside and see the stories told at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: Engage with a constant stream of exciting content when you follow us on social.
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Enhance history with interactive learning experiences.

Legacy Wall: Explore legacies of the past and their impact on the present using this digital timeline.

• Liberty Tree: Share what liberty means to you with the world in this online and on-site interactive.

• Artifactually Yours: Determine which 17th-century artifact you’d match with in this personality quiz.

• How Revolutionary Are You?: Play this online quiz to be paired with your revolutionary counterpart.

Colonial Cooking: Try making recipes from the past in today’s kitchen.

Colonial Coloring Book: Bring the world of early America to life with eight pages of coloring fun.
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Discover educational assets that expand history beyond the textbook.

Blog Posts: Learn from top scholars and historians as they examine life in 17th- and 18th-century Virginia.

Teaching Tools: Access curriculum-based lesson plans, essays and activities designed for teachers and students. 

Learning Center: Dig deeper using our collection of educational materials that encourage further exploration of America’s beginnings.

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