Travel Photography Photos tagged as jamestown and museums
This is a replica of the second of the three ships that brought the initial 104 settlers to Jamestown.
These are replica's of the three ships that brought settlers to Jamestown in 1607.
This is a replica of the largest of the three ships that brought the settlers to Jamestown.
This is a replica of the smallest of the three ships that brought settlers to Jamestown. It remained with the settlement after the others returned to England.
I tried this straw bed in the cabin of the largest ship, it wasn't that bad
This re-enactor made a turkey stew
The Powhatan fried corn patties on slate. Since it wasn't available on the coastal planes, they had to trade with western tribes to obtain it.
This Powhatan clay jug is pointed at the base. This way, it could be stuck in the sand. If it needed to be heated, they would pile hot coals or rocks around the base
This is a replica of the type of Native American dwellings in Virginia when the English arrived. In addition to providing shelter, a families wealth was stored here, mostly consisting of deer hides.
The Powhatan indians called their dwellings yehawkans. They were semi-permanent and covered in mats or thatch.
This wine jug is a recreation of one found at Jamestown
This is a a workshop set up to demonstrate glass blowing techniques as they might have looked in the 1600's
This building covers the ruins of the colonies glass blowing operations
This is an example of how supplies and stores would have been kept in Jamestown about 1614
This is a replica of an oven found during excavations at historic Jamestown.
These ladies represented some of the first English women to join the colony at Jamestown.
Both the VA State living history museums we visited had nice electric cats mom could use to get around better.
One of the re-enacters had been weaving fishing nets outside the replica of Fort James.
There aren't any rocks in the coastal planes of Virginia to speak off, so before the Colony started making bricks, fireplaces were just mud.
At the Jamestown Settlement facility built by the State of Virginia, the original Buildings at Fort James have been reconstructed in replica form.
This is an example of a bucket for pulling water from a well
There was a blacksmith fairly early on in Fort James, but only to repair tools and armor.
The initial settlement was a Fort populated by Soldiers.
At the Jamestown Settlement, the Fort walls were constructed from sawn lumber. Archeologists have since determined that split logs were used for the walls.
The round corners have not been reconstructed at the Historic Jamestown site, but have been at the Jamestown Settlement.