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Virginia

Colonial Kids: Life in Early 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.
Rating (5)
Program No. 4759RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,099 / ADULT
749 / CHILD

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.
Featured Expert
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Stephen Christoff
Stephen Christoff has been a musical fixture at Colonial Williamsburg for more than 15 years. Since 2006, he has performed his one-man show called "Seller of Songs" at the Hennage Theater in Colonial Williamsburg to sell-out audiences and rave reviews. In 2007, Stephen was a member of a collaborative performance team that played over 100 performances of "American Musicworks," a signature show designed for the Dewitt Wallace Galleries folk art exhibition, and also performed for the Jamestown 2007, Godspeed Sail and Landing Party Festival. He has headlined at locations including Mount Vernon, Chestertown Tea Party Festival, Virginia's Yorktown Celebration Festival, The National Portrait Gallery, The Library of Congress, The Black Swamp Arts Festival and Disney's Epcot Center.

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

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Stephen Christoff
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Mary Griffith
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Ann Parker
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Kate Tilley
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Erika North
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Bill Barker
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Rebecca Suerdieck
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Bunny Rich
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Lee Ann Rose
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Judy Brynildsen
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Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Damned Souls in a Tobacco Colony
by Bond, Edward L.
Pocahontas’s People: The Powhatan Indians of Virginia through Four
by Rountree, Helen
A Land as God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America
by James Horn
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
by Ellis, Joseph J
Colonial Virginia-A History
by Billings, Warren M., John E. Selby and Thad W. Tate.
Jamestown: The Buried Truth
by Kelso, William
Women’s Life and Work in the Southern Colonies
by Spruill, Julia Cherry
Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia
by Brown, Kathleen
The Revolution in Virginia, 1775-1783.
by Selby, John E
Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth Century Chesapeake and
by Morgan, Philip
American Scripture: The Making of the Declaration of Independence
by Maier, Pauline
American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia
by Morgan, Edmund S
Plantation Homes of the James River.
by Roberts, Bruce.
American Colonies
by Taylor, Alan
Empires at War: The French and Indian War and the Struggle for North
by Fowler, William M.
Becoming Americans: Our Struggle to Be Both Free and Equal.
by Carson, Cary
The Stamp Act Crisis: Prologue to the American
by Morgan, Edmund S. & Helen M. Morgan
A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army & American Character
by Royster, Charles





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