Join the ranks with Captain Brewster

Captain Brewster's Kids

Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway
Jamestown, VA 23081
United States 1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081

In the Defense of Jamestown

Location: Near the Hunt Shrine.

Join in the ranks with Captain Brewster and train to defend Jamestown! As a new recruit, learn the manual of arms for the halberd-"a most ancient and honorable pole arm"-and then march in the "Grand Parade" inside James Fort!

Captain Edward Brewster arrived in Jamestown in 1610 as the Captain of Lord De La Warr's 50 man honor guard, made up of halberdiers. He will offer personal experiences at Jamestown, reflect on the challenges the settlers have faced, and will be available for "interviews" at the end of the drill session.

For kids ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. This program will be offered every Thursday at 12:00pm from June 22 to August 10, weather permitting.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne