Powhatan's People

What was daily life like for the Powhatan Indians before the English settlers arrived?

Keep the focus on the history and culture of the Powhatan Indians as students explore the re-created Powhatan Indian Village to figure out their technology, visit the river to learn how they used the waterways and examine artifacts in the gallery to discover what happened to the Powhatan Indian lands after the English arrival in 1607. For kindergarten to 1st grade.

Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning. 

“Jamestown Settlement keeps getting better and better!  I am so impressed with all the guides, exhibits and hands-on items!  Thank you!” – 2nd Grade Teacher, Williamsburg-James City County Public School

Program length: 1.5 hours; Rate: A


To book a tour or program, contact reservations:

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

Groups of 15 or more require advance reservations.

Guided tour reservations required at least three business days in advance and are subject to availability. We recommend making tour reservations at least two months in advance for fall and winter trips, and up to four months in advance for trips in the spring.

Reservations are also requested for self-guided groups.

Consult Group Admission Rates,  Field Trip Planning Made Easy and the Teacher Checklist to prepare for your visit.