Williamsburg Trip: Jamestown Settlement

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.

Jamestown Settlement

Watching a demonstration of preparing a deerskin for tanning
Jamestown Settlement

Recreated Powhatan buildings
Jamestown Settlement

An interpreter showing how to make a canoe by hollowing out a tree trunk using fire
Jamestown Settlement

A replica of the Susan Constant, the largest of the three ships. The smaller two are the Godspeed and Discovery.
Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement

Mike tests out one of the ship bunks
Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement

Tobacco field outside the recreated fort
Jamestown Settlement

Recreated fort building
Jamestown Settlement

How the Jamestown church might have looked
Jamestown Settlement

It was warm that day, so this chicken decided to find a shady spot…in an oven
Jamestown Settlement

This doesn’t quite fit…
Jamestown Settlement

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