Spent morning at Jamestown Settlement. Living history similar to Colonial Williamsburg but aimed at earlier time period – the establishment of Jamestown in the very early 1600’s. John Smith, Pocahontas, etc. (The two were never romantically involved and may not have ever met.) Three living history areas: Indian village, fort, and wharf with working replicas of the three ships that brought the first colonists. As with Williamsburg there are active demonstrations everywhere with period dressed docents explaining many things. Unlike Williamsburg they are not into living in the time frame so it is a bit easier to interact. In addition to living history areas there is a very good museum. It traces the area and it’s peoples from before Jamestown to the moving of the colonial capitol to Williamsburg. Lots of information presented so as to not overwhelm or bore.
Interior of Indian hut. Pretty roomy ‘till you consider there could be 20 people living in there.
Largest of the three ships that brought the Jamestown colonists.
Entrance to fort.
Musket firing demo.