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This island, where Pocahontas lived, offers many sights for the ecotourist.

This island, where Pocahontas lived, offers many sights for the ecotourist.

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Historic Jamestown, Colonial National Historical Park

I am a writer and photographer for National Park Planner (npplan.com) and I visited Historic Jamestown in May 2016. The park, a unit of Colonial National Historical Park, includes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
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Roswell, Georgia
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Roswell, Georgia
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I am a writer and photographer for National Park Planner (npplan.com) and I visited Historic Jamestown in May 2016. The park, a unit of Colonial National Historical Park, includes the original James Fort and settlement site (Old Town) and the subsequent town site known as New Town. Soon after the English colonists arrived in 1607 they set out constructing a... More 

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Sevierville, TN
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

One of the most historic and amazing places to visit in the USA. If you are an American you must visit once in your life. If you are visiting from another country then this place is very interesting to see and learn where America came from. It was an amazing vacation. Can't wait to come back.

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The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

It's a relatively short drive (about 5 miles) round the island. There are quite a few places to stop and read about the history of the island, its people and nature. There is one short hike to a viewpoint near the river. If you look closely you may spot lots of different animals. We spotted a bald eagle and lots... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Historic Jamestown and Jamestown Settlement are two separate sites. Each is part of the National Park system. Once you pay at one site you get in free at the other. I visited the Jamestown settlement first. There I used my NPS Pass for seniors and paid an additional $5. When I visited Historic Jamestown the site of the original Jamestown... More 

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Hammond, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable tour and very informative. It will mark a lasting impression of my trip to Virginia. Would hope to return one day to find out more about the archialogical discoveries of the original settlement. Well worth the trip from Louisiana.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

From the visitor center displays and updated overview film, to the unique Archaearium (display of artifacts found on the site) this is the best National Park of the two dozen I have visited. The Archaearium actually makes archaeological items dug up on the site interesting and engaging. Very good food service inside the park, so don't worry about having to... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Stopped to see the first successful English settlement in North America. It dispelled myths from grade school history and illustrated how hard life was for these first settlers.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Got a guided tour from an archeologist! Very informative told entire story of the rediscovering of original fort. Was able to stand on exact spot Pocahontas and John Rolf were married. Recent discovery of Jane 14 year old girl canabalized during starving period was eye opening! Excellent museum of artifacts included in your price awesome! Very reasonably priced ticket also... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Jamestown Island has history and lots of nature to enjoy. But this place is beautiful and quiet and sets your senses on full alert. I ride my bike here in the morning, I sit along the banks of the James River and watch the ferries go back and forth, I walk the 6 mile loop, I ride along the Colonial... More 

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We spent the whole day here. Started with a ranger led tour (Jerome) at 9:30am. He was very informative, animated, and made history fun. We had to leave his tour early for another tour,led by a costumed player. He was also very informative. I just wish the park would not schedule both these tours overlapping. We walked the whole park,... More 

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