17TH-CENTURY AMUSEUMENTS HIGHLIGHT 'CHILDREN'S DAY' AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT
 
btn_webSpecials.jpg  
btn_museumShop.jpg  

MAP & DIRECTIONS to Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. 

Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 6 p.m. June 15-August 15)
Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

facebookPinterestYouTubeBlog: All About the Revolution

See a copy of our e-newsletter.

 

Sign up to get the latest deals, news & event info

 

17TH-CENTURY AMUSEUMENTS HIGHLIGHT 'CHILDREN'S DAY' AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, will offer a festive array of 17th-century-style amusements – storytelling, music, dancing, juggling, games and puppetry – during “Children’s Day” on Saturday, September 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jamestown Settlement visitors play a game of ring toss.jpg
Throughout the day, visitors can take part in children’s games and activities of the period, including hoop rolling, hobbyhorse racing and ring jousting, whirligig spinning, stilt walking and bowls (lawn bowling), ninepins (bowling) and quoits (ring-toss).

At 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m., children can make their own flat-figure puppet Juggling is among the activities during Childrens Day.jpgduring a classroom program and then go outdoors for a 17th-century-style puppet show, which was a popular form of entertainment in England at the time. Children will be able to color and decorate pre-cut puppet patterns of people and animals to glue on a stick handle. Puppet shows will begin at 12 noon and 2:45 p.m. and also will feature music, juggling and other 1600s entertainment.

Music of the 17th century will be performed by the Itinerant Band at 10:45 a.m., followed by the sounds of award-winning fiddler David Gardner at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. At 12:15 and 3:45 p.m., visitors can join costumed historical interpreters in colonial dancing. American Indian and African folktales will be presented at 10 a.m. and 1, 3:15 and 4 p.m.

Special programs on artillery and military tactics in the Jamestown colony will take place throughout the day. Visitors of all ages can join the Virginia Military_drill_at_Jamestown_Settlement.jpgCompany militia during special programs at 9:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Artillery demonstrations, starting at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., will illustrate the steps in firing a 17th-century gun followed by an actual firing by historical interpreters.

Jamestown Settlement tells the story of America’s first permanent English colony through film, expansive exhibition galleries and an engaging living-history program in outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, 1607 English ships and colonial fort, and a seasonal riverfront discovery area. Try on armor at Jamestown Settlement.jpgExhibition galleries chronicle the nation’s beginnings in Virginia and describe the cultures of the Powhatan Indians, Europeans and Africans who converged in 1600s Virginia. Touchable objects, question panels, and interactive exhibits and maps engage families in learning. Among artifacts on exhibit are objects related to a child’s life during colonial times. Ninety-minute orientation tours of the outdoor living-history areas are offered daily at 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m.

Jamestown Settlement is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily year-round. Admission is $14.00 for adults and $6.50 for ages 6-12. Children under age 6 receive free admission. A combination ticket is available with the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution. Parking is free.

Jamestown Settlement is located on Route 31 South, adjacent to Historic Jamestowne. For more information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838, or visit ww.historyisfun.org.

##

Administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia that is accredited by the American Association of Museums.
©Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, P.O. Box 1607, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-1607 (757) 253-4838 or toll-free (888)593-4682; fax (757)253-5299
Virginia Web Design by Ciniva Systems
 
Combination tickets Combination tickets Historic Triangle tickets Historic Triangle tickets Fun Pack Fun Pack Historic Triangle tickets Historic Triangle tickets Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center Williamsburg Area Information Virginia Information Buy Jamestown & Yorktown 7 Day Combo Tickets Learn More About Family Vacation Tickets to Jamestown Buy Jamestown Yorktown Combo Tickets Buy Jamestown Yorktown 4 Site Tickets Buy Jamestown Yorktown Tickets Now Learn More About Four Site Outdoor Park and Indoor Museum Tickets Buy Tickets to America's Historic Triangle Now Buy Tickets to America's Historic Triangle Today Learn More about Buying AHT Tickets to Jamestown Buy Virginia Kids Vacation Tickets Buy Virginia Childresn Vacation Tickets Learn More about Kids Vacations to Jamestown & Yorktown Buy Kids Vacation Four Site Tickets Now Buy Family Vacation 4 Site Ticekts Learn More about Family 4 Site Tickets to Jamestown Buy AHT Tickets for Vacations Buy AHT Tickets for Vacations Buy AHT Tickets for Kids Vacations to Jamestown Buy Tickets to Romantic Jamestown & Yorktown Buy Romantic Vacation Tickets to Virginia Learn About Jamestown Yorktown Special Deals Buy Romantic Four Site Tickets to Jamestown & Yorktown Buy Romantic 4 Site Museum Tickets to Jamestown Yorktown Learn Specials to Jamestown Yorktown Buy Tickets to Jamestown and AHT Buy AHT Tickets to Jamestown and Yorktown Learn More about AHT Tickets Deals