Within a triangular wooden palisade was the re-created James Fort, which interpreted the settlement during 1610-1614 and reflected its military and commercial character.
This was our tour guide.
These are a few of several buildings within the fort.
The settlers cultivated tobacco, the cash crop that ensured the colony's survival.
We saw a rooster.
We watched a carpenter...
drill a hole.
We saw a blacksmith forging a tool...
and another blacksmith filing a dagger.
|This shows what he started with...|
and where he was, in the process
of making the dagger.
T tried on a helmet and breastplate.
A settler loaded and fired a matchlock musket.