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Historic Jamestowne

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“john rolfe”(100 reviews)
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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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful view of the river, watch for the ferry crossing the river. Great place for bike ride around island, flat, not too long

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tjman12
Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MrsG262
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 18thcentury
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent 2 days here. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. I was amazed at the history they have been able to unearth and still to this day continue in various digs. Very informative.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 395Kevin
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its a nice place to visit, but if you are looking for the original settlement it is in the river. The power lines constructed across the James River are a real plus to your visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank starcaster99
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lisa0330
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carol R
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank iankosovo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Civilwargirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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Kathy C
18 January 2019|
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Response from Bob C | Reviewed this property |
Agree with other posters, a bit of walking, but all flat and through interesting areas.
11 October 2018|
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Response from LJS757 | Reviewed this property |
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
17 January 2018|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
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