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Jamestown Island

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Frozen in Time

Not to be missed if you want to have a feel of what it might have been like to be one of the first... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
histgeek17
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Historic Jamestown, Colonial National Historical Park

I am a writer and photographer for National Park Planner (npplan.com) and I visited Historic... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Steve M
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Roswell, Georgia
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This island, where Pocahontas lived, offers many sights for the ecotourist.
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Not to be missed if you want to have a feel of what it might have been like to be one of the first settler in the New World. The loop around the island is amazing, just beware of the horse flys as they have...More

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Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Steve M
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...More

Thank SilverZZR
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Monique E
Reviewed 9 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...More

2  Thank duck8to
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.

1  Thank Rosary K
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...More

1  Thank VABicycle
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.

Thank TCKoon
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...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 20 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...More

2  Thank marymaryloveshawaii
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