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Historic Jamestowne is the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America. Ongoing archaeology at the site of James Fort has changed our understanding of the struggles and triumphs of early 1600s life in Virginia. Living history...more
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1368 Colonial Pkwy, Jamestowne, Williamsburg, VA 23081-0001
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We took our 4 grandchildren on this trip. Three of them ages 11 and one 13. Although we have been there about 20 years ago it has changed a lot for the better. The kids loved it here as we did too. It wasn't very...More
The Jamestown Fort is not in the James River! 80% is still there beneath layers of dirt...and intelligent, interesting, knowledgeable archeologists are slowly digging it up! This place is not just an essential American historical site and museum, it is a active dig; new discoveries...More
We went here in the winter, so there was probably not as much going on as in spring or summer. However, it was still a great place to live through history by strolling the grounds and then viewing the museum.
History in all its complexity and messiness comes to light every day as the brilliant forlks with rediscovering James down continue to dig. Leave the polished version to Williamsburg. this place is the real deal. Fabulous tour, excellent lecture, fabulous museum, enthusuastic friendly staff everywhere....More
This site is so beautiful next to the river you can really imagine how the settlers felt when they landed here after such a long voyage. We had the privilege of listening to one of the archaeologists describe the recent discoveries in the church and...More
The story of the first permanent settlement in this country is a vital part of our past. The NPS has done a great job in preserving it for us to visit and learn from 400 years later. The museum in the VIsitors Center is very...More
I had seen on the History Channel about Jamestown fort so we purposely went to see Jane Aetna settlement and the church we're Pocahontas and John Smith got married unfortunately to church was closed due to excavations which will soon be over it's an amazing...More
There are a number of hotels affiliated with colonial Williamsburg that are within walking distance. Merchant street that adjoins the colonial Williamsburg also have quite a few highly rated restaurants. However, it’s also... More
There are a number of hotels affiliated with colonial Williamsburg that are within walking distance. Merchant street that adjoins the colonial Williamsburg also have quite a few highly rated restaurants. However, it’s also an easy drive to get there and they have a free parking lot at the visitors center with very quick shuttles (big buses) to and from colonial Williamsburg.
I would allow at least 3-4 hours at Jamestown. A nice little film followed by a tour of the facilities and just some time to marvel how hardy and tough these folks really were. Their level of endurance was far above what... More
I would allow at least 3-4 hours at Jamestown. A nice little film followed by a tour of the facilities and just some time to marvel how hardy and tough these folks really were. Their level of endurance was far above what is available today. With nothing but nature to fulfill their daily physical needs of food and water.