Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg - A day in the Revolutionary City  allows your students experience Williamsburg as the American Colonists did.  Meet the townspeople, tradespeople, shopkeepers and political figures that called Williamsburg home.  Learn the hopes and struggles, fears and uncertainty that the citizens experienced as you explore the daily life set against the backdrop of revolution.

Jamestown Settlement - Prepare to embark on a journey through 17th century Virginia as you explore America's first permanent settlement.  Jamestown was founded in 1607 - 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts.  In the outdoor areas, costumed historical interpreters describe and demonstrate daily life in the early 17th century. Explore life-size re-creations of the colonists' fort and a Powhatan village (Pocahontas was Powhatan’s “most deare and wel-beloved daughter”) as well as board replicas of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607.

Yorktown Victory Center - Next to the battlefield where allied American and French forces won the decisive battle of the American Revolution in 1781, the Yorktown Victory Center chronicles the entire Revolutionary period, from colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation.  Visitors can explore a re-created Continental Army encampment, where historical interpreters describe and depict daily life of American soldiers at the end of the war.  A re-created 1780s farm, complete with a house, kitchen, tobacco barn, crop fields, and herb and vegetable garden, shows how many Americans lived during the Revolutionary era.

Monticello - Spend a day on the beautiful grounds of Monticello and get an intimate look at Thomas Jefferson.  Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, who, after inheriting quite a large amount of land from his father, started building Monticello when he was twenty-six years old.  The plantation at full operations included numerous outbuildings for specialized functions, a nailery, and quarters for domestic slaves along Mulberry Row near the house; gardens for flowers, produce, and Jefferson's experiments in plant breeding; plus tobacco fields and mixed crops.