After visiting Historic Jamestowne, we also stopped at the Jamestown Settlement next door, which is a different museum owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Although not located on the actual Jamestown fort site, this museum has an extensive collection of 17th C artifacts on display, an outdoor recreation of a Powhatan village and the fort, and replicas of the three English ships that originally landed at Jamestown.
Watching a demonstration of preparing a deerskin for tanning
Recreated Powhatan buildings
An interpreter showing how to make a canoe by hollowing out a tree trunk using fire
A replica of the Susan Constant, the largest of the three ships. The smaller two are the Godspeed and Discovery.
Mike tests out one of the ship bunks
Tobacco field outside the recreated fort
Recreated fort building
How the Jamestown church might have looked
It was warm that day, so this chicken decided to find a shady spot…in an oven
This doesn’t quite fit…