Hosts Barry McKay and Karen Endsley visit the Jamestown Settlement to experience some hands on history! They travel back to 1607 when the British first landed in Jamestown, Virginia. Watch as history is brought to life in this Destination Virginia episode!
Homer Lanier (Interpretive Program Manager of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation), guides our hosts around the Jamestown Settlement. The settlement is a recreation of Historic Jamestowne, with historical interpreters located throughout this destination to help guests truly understand how life was in 1607 Jamestown. Visit this living history museum and learn about old navigational systems on Virginia’s founding fleet, watch a match lock musket demonstration, explore the savory smells cooking in the Powhatan Village, and much more!
These hands on history lessons are enjoyable no matter what age or background you have. Live the history we are grateful to have on our land. And when you’ve finished learning all you can about Jamestown, take a trip down the road to the actual location of Historic Jamestowne and imagine everything you just saw in the actual spot where all of this history was made.
Remember to check out their website before your visit to see what wonderful exhibits, lectures, or tours are going on while you’re there. The Jamestown Settlement is open year round (excluding Christmas and New Years Day), so why wait?! There is no better way to experience this history!