The World of Pocahontas
An Evening to Honor John Rolfe
and Pocahontas

Portrait of Pocahontas
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Join us for a celebration supper on the eve of the most famous wedding in American history! It's April 4, 1614, and the Rev. Alexander Whitaker has invited you to dine. Pocahontas, who has been living with the English for nearly a year, will marry Englishman John Rolfe. With the hope that this marriage will establish a lasting peace with the Powhatan people, Whitaker has invited two of Pocahontas's brothers, several prominent colonists, and you to celebrate this happy occasion. Savor a feast of English and Native American foods prepared with a modern twist. Optional cash bar will be available.

Proceeds from this dinner will support the World of Pocahontas Initiative, a special yearlong commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to Englishman John Rolfe. Highlights of the anniversary year include the April 5 reenactment of the wedding at the site where the church stood in Jamestowne.

The World of Pocahontas Series explores the politics, culture, beliefs, and material world of the region’s indigenous peoples and English newcomers in the 17th century and the legacy left by these early interactions. This initiative is presented by Preservation Virginia and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in collaboration with the Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center and the Patawomeck Heritage Foundation Foundation and is generously supported by James City County (VA).

Find out about other events in this series.

Historic Jamestowne is jointly administered by the National Park Service and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (on behalf of Preservation Virginia) and preserves the original site of the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

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Upcoming Dates

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Vouchers issued for online purchases must be redeemed at a Colonial Williamsburg ticket location prior to the event.