|Samuel tries on a 1607-style military helmet and vest.|
Since we last visited, the foundation has constructed a beautiful new exhibit hall and visitor center that includes a first-rate movie about the England's first colony in the new world. Script-writers carefully wove their way through the delicate issues of slavery and European encroachment on the Indians, and side-stepped the myths perpetuated by Disney and others regarding Pocahontas.
In bad weather, a visitor likely could still learn much about the settlement through the film, photos and items stored inside facilities constructed for the 2007 anniversary of Virginia's founding. For us, making the 200-mile trip from Northern Virginia, it was worth waiting for nice weather.
|Uriah also wandered about in |
military garb while in the fort.
Those traveling greater distances often combine trips to Jamestown with visits to Virginia's early capital at Williamsburg and Yorktown, the site of the final American continental army's victory over the British. For us, one major historic site was plenty any given trip!