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Choose a video category below to learn more about Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

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What was life like for Loyalist recruits? Take a closer look at the uniforms, equipment, and weapons used by the British Regiment. This program will conclude with a pistol firing demonstration.

Choosing a Side and Taking a Stand: Loyalist Recruits
Choosing a Side and Taking a Stand: Loyalist Recruits

What was life like for Loyalist recruits? Take a closer look at the uniforms, equipment, and weapons used by the British Regiment.

What was life like for patriot recruits? Join us to discover the challenges and hardships soldiers in the Continental Army faced in their daily lives. Take a closer look at the uniforms, equipment, and weapons used by the Continental Army.

Choosing a Side and Taking a Stand: Patriot Recruits
Choosing a Side and Taking a Stand: Patriot Recruits

What was life like for patriot recruits? Take a closer look at the uniforms, equipment, and weapons used by the Continental Army.

Join us for a hunting demonstration, Powhatan Indian style, complete with a bow and arrow. Discover the different tools used by the Powhatan Indians for hunting, the types of animals they hunted, and the methods they used to catch their prey.

Life of the Powhatan Indians: Hunting
Life of the Powhatan Indians: Hunting

Join us for a hunting demonstration, Powhatan Indian style, complete with a bow and arrow.

Discover the importance of waterways to the Powhatan way of life. Learn how Powhatan Indians used the waterways for travel and food. Discover the types of tools used to catch a variety of fish in the Tidewater region.

Life of the Powhatan Indians: Fishing
Life of the Powhatan Indians: Fishing

Discover the importance of waterways to the Powhatan way of life.

Learn the basics of agriculture and farming practices used by the Powhatan Indians. Discover the types of crops grown, the tools used for farming, and the process for harvesting crops.

Life of the Powhatan Indians: Farming
Life of the Powhatan Indians: Farming

Learn the basics of agriculture and farming practices used by the Powhatan Indians.

African-American Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War
African-American Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War

Special lecture from research historian Karen E. Sutton.

How did the English colonists use weaponry to survive in a new place? Join us live from the re-created fort at Jamestown Settlement to learn about the protection, armor, and weapons used by the colonists. A musket demonstration will be included!

Colonial Life in Virginia – Weaponry for Survival
Colonial Life in Virginia – Weaponry for Survival

Join us at the re-created fort to learn about the protection, armor, and weapons used by the colonists.

How did English colonists get the resources they needed to survive? Join us at the re-created fort at Jamestown Settlement to learn about the types of commodities and raw materials that were tried by the colony to turn a profit. Learn how the English settlers used these commodities to become successful.

Colonial Life in Virginia – Commodities And Trade
Colonial Life in Virginia – Commodities And Trade

Join us at the re-created fort to learn about the types of commodities tried by the colony to turn a profit.

How did English colonists get the provisions they needed to survive? Join us live from the re-created fort at Jamestown Settlement for a cooking demonstration. Practice your science, technology, and math skills while learning about common foods and tools used for cooking during the early years of Jamestown.

Colonial Life in Virginia – Cooking
Colonial Life in Virginia – Cooking

Join us live from the re-created fort at Jamestown Settlement for a cooking demonstration.

Explore the weaponry and war tactics used by both the British and American soldiers during the American Revolution. Learn about muskets, including the loading and firing commands, and watch a live musket firing demonstration.

American Revolution Tools and Tactics – Warfare
American Revolution Tools and Tactics – Warfare

Explore the weaponry and war tactics used by both the British and American soldiers during the American Revolution.

Examine the medicines and medical tools used by the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Learn about hospitals and the qualifications you would need to be a surgeon or physician, plus discover the problems and diseases the Continental Army faced.

American Revolution Tools and Tactics – Medicine
American Revolution Tools and Tactics – Medicine

Examine the medicines and medical tools used by the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

Examine the different foods and cooking methods used by the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Come inside the camp kitchens to learn about the importance of safety and efficiency, while also watching a fire-starting demonstration.

American Revolution Tools and Tactics – Food
American Revolution Tools and Tactics – Food

Examine the different foods and cooking methods used by the Continental Army during the American Revolution.