Jamestown Settlement

The gate at James Fort in Jamestown Settlement.  June 20, 2007.

The gate at James Fort in Jamestown Settlement. June 20, 2007.

We’ve had rain off and on for the past couple of days, so I’ve been able to get more work done on some of my back-logged photos.  If we had enough rain for me to completely catch up, I think we would all need arks.

The picture above is the entrance to James Fort at Jamestown Settlement in Virginia.  Betsy and I went there in 2007 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the settling of Jamestown.  Jamestown Settlement is a living-history museum on the road leading to the National Park, so we stopped there first.

Jamestown Settlement includes a film about the first two decades of the Jamestown colony and several galleries of artifacts from both English settlers and Powhatan Indians.  The Settlement also includes a re-created Powhatan Indian Village, replicas of the three ships which brought the English settlers to Virginia, and a full-scale replica of the fort built by the settlers.

You can see more of our pictures from Jamestown Settlement HERE.

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8 Responses to “Jamestown Settlement”

  1. JLS Hall Says:

    Nice photos. I really want to get down to Jamestown one of these days. I especially like the shot of Betsy grinding corn! But what a task that must have been. Makes me wonder how my ancestors ever survived.

  2. MaryBeth Says:

    Nice. Something we read about in our history books and you get to see the whole thing. Re-enactment I mean. LOL MB

  3. Suz Says:

    I want to go here too!!!

  4. imac Says:

    Looks very interesting George.

  5. Rose Says:

    I love visiting places like this and I enjoyed your other pictures, too.

  6. Happyone Says:

    A great place to visit. I’ve been a few times.

  7. Kathy Says:

    What a neat place to visit. Love the shots of the ships. Have to laugh at all the work the guy went through just to fire that gun. LOL I bet they had a hard time shooting a lot of deer back then.

  8. Historic Jamestowne « Senior Moments Says:

    […] our anniversary trip in 2007, Betsy and I went to Virginia.  After visiting Jamestown Settlement (a living history museum) we went  to Historic Jamestowne, the site of the first  English […]

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