Inside James Fort: Carpentry Demonstration

Seated carpenter
10:00am - 4:00pm

Built of “pales, posts and railes”Carpenter Paul Zelesnikar

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Building a fort proved to be a necessity for the colonists within a month of their arrival in 1607. In 1994 Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists found evidence of the trenches and post molds from the original palisade lines. Carpenter Paul Zelesnikar will demonstrate the tools and methods used by the first colonists to build everything from the fort walls to stools and chests. Stop by to learn more about this important trade!

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

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