Visitors to Yorktown today can learn from hands-on experiences.
Colonial Life— Cooking and hands-on examination of the tools and materials used on a small Virginia farm help students explore daily life in the 18th century. Pre-K through 4th grade.
Life of a Private— Exploration of a Continental soldier's haversack, clothing, and weapons introduces students to the experiences of men and women during the American Revolution. Grades 4 through 12.
Colonial Medicine— Students mix an 18th-century herbal remedy as they discover theory and practice of medicine in Revolutionary America. Adaptable for grades 4 through 12.
Revolutionary Virginia— Students form history teams to analyze primary sources and reproduction artifacts as they seek answers about the lives of ordinary 18th-century Virginians. Adaptable for grades 4 through 8.
Location: Accessible from Route 17 and the Colonial Parkway; 13 miles
from Colonial Williamsburg, one hour from Norfolk, one hour from
Hours of Operation: Open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily, except Christmas and
New Year's days.
Length of Visit: 2-1/2—3 hours.
Nearby Attractions: Colonial National Historical Park, including
Jamestown Island and Yorktown Battlefield; Colonial Williamsburg; Busch
Gardens; Water Country USA; Mariners' Museum and 23 other area