Time Travel: Colonial America in Virginia With Your Grandchild
Discover Colonial and Revolutionary Virginia as you examine early American artifacts, play traditional games meet Colonial characters and more with your grandchild.
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Program No. 4759RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Travel back in time with your grandchild to Colonial Jamestown and Revolutionary Williamsburg as you discover the tales that make up American history, and become a part of the story yourself! Meet wigmakers, silversmiths, a tavern-keeper and other Colonial characters to learn all about life in the 1600s. How do you melt silver? Why did early Americans wear wigs? They’ll answer all your questions! Find out about the marks made on America by Native Americans as well as the African and European newcomers in Jamestown, and get in the revolutionary spirit at Williamsburg and Yorktown as you hear about how our independence was won!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking two miles on uneven brick streets, occasional grass, dirt or pebble paths.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Be a part of Colonial life by learning to write with a quill pen, making potpourri, dressing up in Colonial clothes and playing 17th-century games.
  • Examine artifacts from the original fort at Jamestown, site of the first permanent English colony in North America.
  • Decide whether to stand with the Patriots or the Loyalists in a spirited debate led by a costumed character from Colonial America.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-11.
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Bill Barker
Bill Barker has portrayed Thomas Jefferson in a variety of venues since his first appearance at Independence Hall in Philadelphia in 1984. He has continued to appear as Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg as well as the White House, Versailles, ABC, CBS, PBS, CNN and stage productions of the musical, 1776. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Bill received a B.A. in history from Villanova University and attended the University of Pennsylvania. He has been portraying Jefferson for Road Scholar programs for over a decade.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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