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Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War for Independence

As the decisive victory of the American Revolution, the 1781 Siege at Yorktown is known for the use of artillery by General George Washington's Continental Army. Through interactive elements and artifact displays, this special exhibition examines American, French and British artillery used on all fronts of the American Revolution. Discover a range of topics from innovations in artillery design and

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TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia

Special exhibition opens November 10, 2018 Explore captivating and little-known personal stories of the women in Jamestown and the Virginia colony and their tenacious spirit and impact on a fledgling society. Discover the struggles that women faced in the New World and their contributions, from the arrival of the first English women in Virginia in 1608 and the Powhatan Indian women they encounter

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Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia

Explore colonial Virginia foodways during a three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day.  At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared by Powhatan Indians and English colonists. At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, learn about typical Revolutionary War soldiers’ fare and trace the farm's bounty from field to kitchen.

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Christmastide in Virginia

Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule.  More

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