After all day on the road, we finally arrived at our first destination: Williamsburg, VA. Our plan was to spend the next day somewhere in the Historic Triangle. I was given the task of choosing between Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown. After much debate I concluded we would probably enjoy Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown the most. Before driving to Jamestown, however, took a drive around the College of William and Mary. It's a lovely school and I remarked that I didn't know why anyone would want to attend any other college. To which my husband replied, "Money and snow." Oh. Right.
Here are some of our photos from the fort area of Jamestown Settlement:
This is a tower erected in 1957 to mark 350 years since the founding of Jamestown.
Here is S as he leads us into the fort:
I was really quite surprised at how large the James Fort was.
I did not expect that the colonists would be able to construct such a sizeable fort.
There were many wonderful living history reenactors at Jamestown Settlement. Everyone kindly answered all of our silly questions, such as why every board in the fort was covered in Roman numerals.
This patriotic gentleman gave a wonderful demonstration with his weapon.
The children were allowed to try on "real" armour.
We went into the colony's church.
We also watched nails being made in the forge and spotted some Latin on the wall. Click the picture for my poor translations.
Jamestown Settlement is so large that I am dividing it into three parts. The next part will be the ships.