Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Visit to Jamestown

Well, here's the reason we headed up to Virginia. We planned our family vacation around Jamestown's homeschool days. Perfect timing for our study of early American history.
The kids dressed up in their English boy and Indian girl outfits, and we started the day with a ferry ride across the James River.










The kids had a one hour hands-on class about the Powhatans.




Then, we toured a replica of the Susan Constant, the Jamestown Fort, and the Powhatan village.




I love Rohan's sweet cheeks in this picture.



Scraping out and sitting in a canoe.



Firearms demonstration.



Trying on the armor.





There he goes again. . . (That helmet was heavy.)



Going to church.


In the indian house.








6 comments:

  1. We'd love to go to Williamsburg/Jamestown. I was waiting until the kids were a little older because I was worried they wouldn't get as much out of it, but your post is making me rethink that. Lots of fun!

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  2. Wonderful! I wish we had homeschool opportunities like this where we live. I LOVE Miah's face in the armour picture, gorgeous! xx

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  3. Great pictures! Looks like you all had fun.

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  4. What a wonderful opportunity!! I was thinking you live in TN, is that right? So, you made a vacation trip to VA? That looks like a very tempting trip, even though it's farther for us!!

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  5. We live right by Jamestown and Yorktown! If you're ever in VA again, we'd love to meet you all :)

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