Historic Jamestowne has new winter hours for the opening of the entrance gate. From December 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014 the entrance gate will open at 8:45 am. Please note that fishing in no longer allowed any where on the Island.
Someone once said "The Past Always Touches the Present". You and your students can reach back in time and touch the past through Historic Jamewtowne's Traveling Trunk. This traveling trunk offers hands-on, interactive activities for studying the settlement and expansion of Jamestown. All activities are aligned with the updated Virginia Standards of Learning for History.
This traveling trunk contains a manual with 16 classroom activities; reproduced period clothing; period English flags; an archaeology dig box with artifacts and archaeology tools; games; a variety of books and a CD.
BORROWING THE TRAVELING TRUNK IS FREE!
To check out the trunk call the National Park at 757 898-2411 (Catharyn Ryan). You can make arrangements to pick up the trunk either at Historic Jamestowne or Yorktown Battlefield any day of the week. Check out length is two weeks.
Did You Know?
Captain John Smith produced a dictionary of over 500 Powhatan Indian words. Opossum, raccoon, persimmon and Chesapeake are all Powhatan Indian words.