From American Profile
By Lisa Zhito
Modern travelers can step back in time at living history museums, farms and heritage parks that re-create bygone days and demonstrate the way Americans once lived, worked and played.
America’s first permanent English settlement, founded in 1607, is re-created at this comprehensive living history museum, located adjacent to the Historic Jamestowne archeological site.
Jamestown Settlement gives an in-depth look at the everyday life of early Virginians and the native Powhatan Indians who called the area home.
The journey begins in England with a series of exhibits tracing the colony’s origins as the Virginia Company of London.
At the Jamestown Settlement pier, visitors can explore replicas of the ships that brought the colonists to Virginia.
James Fort re-creates the settlement’s daily life, with historic interpreters demonstrating trades such as blacksmithing and tobacco cultivation.
At the Powhatan Indian Village, interpreters demonstrate daily native life.
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