Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, explores America's first permanent English colony through film, galleries and living history in outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, three English ships and 1610-14 colonial fort.
Expansive gallery exhibits and an introductory film, 1607: A Nation Takes Root, trace Jamestown's beginnings in England and the first century of the Virginia colony and describe the Powhatan Indian, English and west central African cultures that converged in early Virginia. Outdoors, visitors can grind corn, climb aboard one of three replica ships - Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery, or try on armor to experience life in the Jamestown colony.
Take in "Bartering for a Continent: How Anglo-Indian Trade Shaped America" special exhibition to learn about the importance of trade among American Indians and English colonists. The special exhibition runs from June 4 through December 10, 2016.
Administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and supported by Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., for private fund development.