Great Hopes Plantation
On their third day in Williamsburg, Chesapeake Semester students were given assignments to explore. What messages about history are portrayed here? How did the life of the free and the enslaved affect each other? In what ways did the foodways of the colonial culture reflect the environment in which they live?To address these questions and others, students visited the Great Hopes Plantation, a recreated 18th-century Virginia farm and strolled down Duke of Gloucester St., striking up conversations with reenactors to inform them of the past.