Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Jamestown and Yorktown (a little late!)

Exploring a recreated Powhatan home near the Jamestown fort.

Learning how to make rope and all the ways it was used.

Scraping a hide with sharpened oyster shells is tougher than it looks!

The ships were very exciting to tour, with sailors on hand to answer questions.

Belowdecks, our guide explained different types of shot used with the cannon.

The reenactors were so authentic and eager to talk with us.

Except we couldn't understand a word from these two.
Everything was hands-on!

We each got to test the weight of the sword.
These two were entirely in their element here!
On to Yorktown and forward in time to the American Revolution...
Learning all about a REAL musket. (Note the toy one.)
Possibly the highlight of the trip for my son.
Details about the camp surgeon's work were a bit difficult to hear.

I especially liked the camp laundry area! Very interesting undergarments.