Day 3 we got up bright and early (and with sore legs) and got the 4 park hopper to visit Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestown (and then Yorktown and the Yorktown Battlefield for Day 4). We arrived at the settlement and went through the Powhatan Indian village first which was kinda boring because all the huts were the same. They were all filled with benches and firs. After that we headed over to the docks where they had recreated the fleet of ships that had landed originally at where Historic Jamestown is now. They were the Discovery, Susan Constant, and Godspeed.
We then proceeded to make our way through the recreated settlement. They actually are excavating the real one now. We went into every building and learned military tactics and the advantages of buckshot when going against Powhatan's armed with arrow and bows.
We also stopped at the Glasshouse to watch the glassblower make glass things. I ended up buying coasters for my brother's and I at our Yorktown stop on Day 4.
After that we journeyed to Historic Jamestown which is where the settlers actually landed. We were greeted by a memorial erected in1907 to commemorate the tercentennial. The next building was the church. The church tower is the only part that survived and they rebuilt the rest of it. When you go in you can see the original foundation and they have tombstones outside as well.
We passed by a statue of Pocahontas that they built in the 20's or 30's...they had a photo of the people around it in the museum nearby. Also I took a picture of John Smith and then the cannon facing out to the James River.
After we left Jamestown (we did pick up a couple drinks since it was SOOO hot) we went to the Williamsburg Winery which wasn't far away. We took a tour of the winery and saw all the wine barrels and then where they bottle them, where they store the reserve wines (they have some about 20 years old) and then we saw their wine bottle collection. I found it interesting that the old bottles were varying sizes because they were hand blown. The winery has bottles that are over 300 years old. When they were building the winery they found a skeleton and the Smithsonian wanted it but they said no and they buried the skeleton on the property with two bottles of wine! The skeleton was resting in peace :) We bought about 7 bottles of wine there after we did our 7 tastings (and we got to keep our glass). We also ate there and their raspberry vinagrette dressing was awesome on their salad.
On the way back we stopped at Williamsburg so I could get presents for my family. I bought a fife for myself and a tavern mug. I got my mom a tavern mug to match my dad's. I got my dad a Smith mug from the Scotland store.