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The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement will offer special admission September 4-19 during “Homeschool Program Days,” an annual opportunity for homeschooling families to explore 17th- and 18th-century Virginia history with a variety of in-person educational programs.
Homeschool students can discover the story of America’s beginnings with an educational, engaging, and exciting museum experience at these two living-history museums administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an educational agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The museums’ safety protocols allow visitors to enjoy extensive indoor gallery exhibits and outdoor living-history areas, connecting with the stories of our shared history.
Homeschool Guided Museum Tours
Also included in this year’s ticket, homeschool families will have access to 90-minute guided tours led by an educator at both museums. Tours are limited in size and require pre-registration.
Jamestown Settlement tours will be available on September 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 18 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, tours will be available on September 7, 9, 12, 14, 16 and 19 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Homeschool Education Stations
Education stations at each museum will allow families to interact with educators from a safe distance as they explore a variety of historical topics as well as critical thinking, primary source analysis, and how historians use clues from the past to put together a historical narrative.
At Jamestown Settlement, stations will examine games played by Virginia Indians, the ways English colonists tried to make money for the Virginia Company of London, importance of fire as a technology among the Virginia Indian, English and West Central African cultures, and the lives of women in early Virginia. Stations will be available September 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 18 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, stations will examine the roles of Native Americans in the American Revolution, lives of men who fought in the Revolution, medicine of the 18th century, and how fibers grown on the farm were processed into a usable product. Stations will be available September 7, 9, 12, 14, 16 and 19 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.