Powhatan Town of Arrohateck

The influence of Native Americans on the lives of the English settlers cannot be overstated. As you explore the living history site you will learn about the Powhatan way of life and the significant impact their culture had on the English colonists.

The re-created Powhatan Town of Arrohateck enables the visitor to touch and feel history. In the canoe-making area, visitors use an oyster shell to help scrape out the charred wood that creates the cavity of the canoe. In the outside cooking area, the visitor can pound corn into meal. Enter the Virginia Indian long-houses or “yehakins” and sit on the traditional pole beds lined with fur blankets while enjoying a hands-on experience with the many traditional Virginia Indian artifacts found inside.

Powhatan Town