Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum in Yorktown will offer homeschooling program days

At the Museum of the American Revolution in Yorktown, patrons can learn about 18th-century methods of treating Continental Army soldiers during the American Revolution. (Photo Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)

WILLIAMSBURG – Jamestown Settlement and the Museum of the American Revolution in Yorktown will offer special two-week admission to Homeschooling Program Days September 3-18.

The annual Homeschool Program Days offer homeschool students the opportunity to experience America’s early history through the gallery’s extensive indoor exhibits and outdoor living history areas in the two history museums administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, according to a news release.

A ticket for the Homeschool Program Days includes:

  • Admission to the Jamestown Settlement exhibit galleries, short films in immersive settings, and outdoor living history experiences in recreations of the town of Paspahegh, one of three ships that sailed to Virginia in 1607 and a strong English.
  • Admission to the Museum of the American Revolution in the Yorktown Exhibit Galleries, short films in immersive environments, and outdoor living history demonstrations in recreations of a Continental Army encampment and Army farm. era of the Revolution.
  • Access to educational stations offering unique opportunities for families to interact with museum educators.

Homeschooling Stations

Educational stations at each museum will allow families to interact with educators as they explore a variety of historical topics and develop skills for critical thinking, analysis of primary sources, and an understanding of how historians use clues from the past to piece together a historical narrative, according to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

  • To Jamestown Colony, teaching stations will help learners examine the convergence of Indigenous, English and West Central African cultures, ranging from technologies to economics. Stations will be available September 7, 9, 12, 14 and 16 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • At Museum of the American Revolution in Yorktown, the stations will examine the roles of Indigenous peoples in the American Revolution, the lives of black soldiers who fought in the Revolution, and how women participated in the war. The stations will be available on September 6, 8, 13 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets for Homeschool Program Days are $10 for students (K-12), $19 for adults, and free for kids 3 and under, with unlimited admission to both museums from 3-12. September 18. Tickets can be purchased on line or in person at either museum.

For more information on Homeschool Program Days, contact Group Reservations at 757-253-4939 or toll-free at 888-868-7593.

When homeschool program days are not in session, homeschool families can visit museums with a special homeschool day rate throughout the year.

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