Over spring break we took the family to Virginia and visited Jamestown, the Virginia Living Museum, Yorktown, Colonial Williamsburg, the Virginia Air and Space Museum and long time friends Lisa and Scott Salisbury. The kids did get a bit tired and/or bored of all the colonial history stuff, but I think we did a good job of breaking that up with the other fun stuff and ending with a visit to the Salisbury’s was a real treat for the kids. Nearly 1,00 pictures later we made it back home.
Jamestown was first. It is split up between learning about the Indian culture and what their life was like. We explored their homes or huts, learned about what they hunted, what the farmed, how they made boats from trees and more. At the Jamestown settlement, we explored a few buildings and boats, learned about how they made tools, armor and their weapons. This was the first day and cool jacket weather.