Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The Yorktown Victory Center had a great museum. Or so it looked! :) It is definitely more geared to older children and adults. Jeremy and I would like to have had some time to enjoy this part but it just didn't work out. It was hot and the kids were a bit restless after just half a day here. But they did have some great smaller children's activities.

Our first stop was to a 1780s dress up room.

"A musket, you must use" :)

Then Olivia took a class given by Mrs. M from William and Mary. It was on colonial life and was a very hands on class. The rest of us got to sit in with her.

Olivia's favorite part of "colonial life" was the toys of course. She was really proud of herself when she got the top spinning and moving on the slate board.

Outside they had a farm set up with costumed people to help you understand life in that time. We toured the small farm house, its separate kitchen (because the smoke from the fires was not something you would want in your house), and the grounds. Like I said it was hot, so we cut this a little short. Olivia did enjoy trying her hand at the laundry. Gabe even helped out. They also had a battlefield encampment set up but we decided against visiting this part of the museum.

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