Smith's Fort Plantation

Hear the stories of captain John Smith, John Rolfe, Pocahontas, Chief Powhatan and the Jamestown colonials while visiting and exploring historic Smith’s Fort Plantation. Gifted as a dowry from Powhatan after John Rolfe’s marriage to Pocahontas, the plantation is home to an 18th century manor house that retains many of its colonial furnishings, woodwork, and artifacts. Learn about early colonial-Indian relations as well as the culture and significance of the Native Americans and settlers of the Jamestown colony. Visitors can take a short walk to see the original 1609 fort site where John Smith and the original settlers of Jamestown began building a retreat site.
 
Contact Info
Address: 217 Smith Fort Lane, Surry, VA 23883. Surry County. Tel: 757-294-3872. Email: smithsfortplantation@preservationvirginia.org. Website: www.preservationvirginia.org/visit/historic-properties/smiths-fort-plantation. Hrs: Fri.-Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM to 5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level:3rd-12th. Activity Type: Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue