On the Trail of Captain John Smith: A Jamestown Adventure

Go on an adventure with John Smith as he helps establish the Jamestown colony, explores the Chesapeake Bay, and meets local Indians.  This interactive game includes brief video narrations.

For alternative activities, check out these videos for kids from the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

The Jamestown Settlement website also has videos for students, along with an image gallery and lesson plans for teachers.

How to Load The Trail of Captain John Smith

This is a flash-based game that is no longer hosted on National Geographic Kids.  You can still access it though through the archived version on the Wayback Machine.  Because it is flash-based, you will need to have a flash emulator on your browser, such as Ruffle, to make it work.

  1. Download and install a Flash emulator designed for your browser.  Ruffle is a popular one.  It has versions for Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari.
  2. Go to the Wayback Machine version of the game.
  3. If it does not work try to reload the page.

We have tested it on Chrome, Edge and Safari browser with the Ruffle emulator and it works on all of them.