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Colonial Days

Apprentice with the Physician

Colonial Medicine Chest, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Is your school hosting a special Colonial Days program?

Contact outreach education at 757-253-4437 for information on Colonial Days: Apprentice With the Physician, a program designed to support your special day of learning.

Students will explore the history and science of medicine in the 18th-century by “apprenticing” themselves to a colonial physician.  After learning about period medical tools, treatments, and medicines, students will make a take-home herbal medicine sack.

Program schedule can be customized to meet your needs and is available on a limited basis.

“Many of my students have never visited Jamestown or Yorktown, and this is such a valuable hands-on experience for them.” – 5th grade teacher in Bedford
 2008 & 2015 SOLs:

VS. 1; US1.1; US1. 4; US1. 5

Cost: $125 per day per instructor.


To book a tour or program, contact reservations:

(757) 253-4939 • (888) 868-7593 • fax (757) 253-4997 • group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov

Consult the Outreach Checklist to prepare for our visit.