Saturday, October 15, 2016

Virginia Trip Part 4: Jamestown

After visiting the Atlantic, we headed back up the James River and took a public ferry across to the Jamestown living history settlement. Such a beautiful ride on a hot day! 

Jamestown living history settlement was amazing. Our kids would have loved it, too. Visited the reconstructed buildings inside the stockade 

 The church. I can't even imagine sitting in pews like these for hours. Ouch!

The armory

Trading post
Michael made me try on some armor. It was just too hot! 
Kitchen/dinner facility
Blacksmith shop
Cooper/Carpenter shop
Governor's living quarters

 We toured an exact replica of the ship the first colonists came over on. There were actually three ships they came over on and all three replicas at Jamestown are seaworthy. Michael loves tall ships and enjoyed this part very much.
Cook's living quarters and galley.
Governor's quarters

Ship's rudder/steering system.

Found this Indian dart and hoop game that we replicated last year when we did the Prairie Primer unit study. I had to take a picture for the kids!

Ongoing canoe project.
Wigwams. Native Americans living in the East mostly lived in permanent structures which is very different from the Native culture in the west that was mostly nomadic. 
There wigwams were quite roomy. 

There were a lot of beautiful, handmade items hanging from inside of the wigwam walls.
We topped the day off with a nice fresh seafood dinner in Williamsburg, VA. We discovered that fresh Atlantic seafood is just as good as Pacific seafood!


magnoliasntea said...

What a fun post! I just love history that you can touch and think about. We've been there several times and will be again really soon. Thanks for sharing your photos!

magnoliasntea said...

Hey, which restaurant was it where you had the fresh seafood? We're in the midst of planning our trip and wanted to have a nice dinner one evening. Thanks in advance for any info. :)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Here is the link: great food and good service. You will not come away hungry!

Camille said...

It's very interesting to see those wigwams....I have never seen any replicas....very cool! I enjoy visiting sites like you were able to on your trip, Jackie....very fun! That armour doesn't look like it would offer too much protection. Hugs to you! Camille


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