Single Day Itinerary
Make the most of your museum experience!
Start your day at Jamestown Settlement, a living-history museum of 17th-century Virginia.
- Begin with 1607: A Nation Takes Root, shown every 30 minutes.
- Next, visit the exhibition galleries that chronicle the nation’s 17th-century beginnings in Virginia.
- Go outdoors where historical interpreters discuss and demonstrate 1600s life.
- Take a 90-minute guided tour of the living history areas, offered several times daily, or explore on your own.
- Powhatan Indian Village – Depicts culture of coastal Virginia’s original inhabitants.
- Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery – Board a re-creation of one of the three ships that sailed to Virginia in 1607 to establish America’s first permanent English colony.
- Re-created James Fort – Represents 1610-14 time period with thatched-roof houses, storehouse, court of guard and church inside a triangular palisade.
- Enjoy lunch in the Jamestown Settlement Café.
- Visit the museum store, offering a range of souvenirs and fine gifts.
Drive to Yorktown on the Colonial Parkway, a 23-mile scenic roadway connecting Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown.
Spend the afternoon at the The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, a museum of the American Revolution.
- Enjoy indoor exhibits and films that chronicle America’s evolution from colonial status to nationhood and explore the American ideal of liberty.
- Watch Liberty Fever, shown every 30 minutes in the museum theater.
- Follow an American Revolution timeline that provides a visual journey from the 13 British colonies in the 1750s to westward expansion of the new United States in the 1790s.
- Next, visit the exhibition galleries, where period artifacts combine with sensory experiences to tell a compelling story of the American Revolution.
- Go outdoors to the living-history areas.
- Continental Army encampment – With daily demonstrations, including artillery, depicts daily life of American soldiers during the Revolution.
- Revolution-era farm – Based on a real-life 18th-century family, depicts a rural lifestyle of the time period.
- Last stop is the museum store, offering a range of souvenirs and fine gifts.