* The first permanent English settlement in the New World. Established in 1607. The photos that follow are all taken at the museum, located just a 1/4 mile from the original settlement. There is the Powhatan Indian Village, the ships, and the settler’s fort.
This may dispel some thoughts that all Indians lived in teepees. The Powhatan Indians that communed with the settlers at Jamestown lived in these reed-covered huts. This is the tribe of Pocahontas, who would be vital in establishing peace between the settlers and her father’s tribe.
Inside a Powhatan hut.
Animal skin dried and stretched for various uses, primarily clothing.
Two of the recreated ships used to bring the original settlers to Jamestown in 1607. The Godspeed and The Susan Constant. The third ship, The Discovery was under repair.
Anglican church of the Jamestown fort.
Inside the church, our guide provides us the religious customs of the day. One being that if you did not attend church, you would be fined or imprisoned!
The armory at the Jamestown fort
An indian cover for protection against the elements in order to work or prepare food outdoors.