Thanksgiving Traditions Across the Country

virginia Thanksgiving Traditions Across the Country

Colonial Virginia

Foods and Feasts of Colonial Virginia

This 3-day festival which starts on Thanksgiving Day is held at the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

At Jamestown Settlement, visitors learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia’s English colonists and Powhatan Indians. Guests can see re-created ships and the re-created colonial fort. The Jamestown Settlement Café offers a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day to celebrate this special holiday.

At the Yorktown Victory Center visitors learn about typical soldiers’ fare during the American Revolution . The Continental Army encampment demonstrates how soldiers turned meager rations of dried beans, salted meat and hard bread into nourishing soups and stews during the war. There is a re-created 1780s farm to explore.

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