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"Come Home to Virginia" is from the May 2007 issue of Southern Living
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Raise your hand if you've ever said this: "Jamestown? My mom made me go there when I was a kid." Or this: "I read about that history stuff in school. Why would I want to visit now?"
You're not alone. I uttered those very words myself, but here's the deal. Jamestown has changed--a lot. If you haven't been recently, you haven't been at all. Millions were spent to update the attractions and facilities in the Historic Triangle, an area that includes Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg, all within 23 miles of each other.
If you're expecting dry, boring history lessons, you'll be disappointed. Today's historians use the most up-to-date science and technology to tell stories you'll want to hear. Kids love this area too. It gets their imaginations moving. Don't tell them this, but they may actually learn a thing or two while they're there.
Even if they don't know they are learning, your kids are sure to make memories that last a lifetime. So will you. As Jamestown commemorates its 400th anniversary, plan a trip for your family.
left: Godspeed, Discovery, and Susan Constant--re-creations of the three ships that brought the settlers to Virginia--dock on the James River at Jamestown Settlement.