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Historic Jamestowne

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
Colonial Williamsburg Admission
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“john rolfe”(99 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 5 days ago

Interpreters (glassblowers) demo how it was done in 1607. You should know that the Glasshouse is the first attraction you come to upon entering the park... the visitors center (where you buy your tickets) is about a mile down the road... go there first, see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donato D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun and educational, nice trails, pretty coastal views, and gorgeous historic church. Good archeological museum too. Worth spending all day of you have time, half a day of rushed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tabitha S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable trip ... not as much to see as imagined but they exhibits were good and the museum excellent

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place. It is an archeological work in progress. That aspect alone made this place interesting. The museum is well done and informative with plenty of 'hands on' exhibits for kids.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank the2ofusagain
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great site, well kept and excellent staff. The kids loved the displays and history. Thanks for what you do NPS!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Santini97
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to spend your day walking around a site of great suffering this is for you. Comes complete with stories and artifacts of sickness, war, drought, starvation, cannibalism, and death. And I paid an admission for that.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience!! I had done Jamestown Settlement as a kid (ho-hum) but this was new to me (in my 50's). Enlightening, thought provoking, inspiring. The APVA has done a fantasic job in telling the true tale of the beginnings of our country...spend time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank happywaterdog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The finally found the actual historic Jamestowne, home to the ruins of the first permanent English settlement in North America in the 1600s and the first Capital of Virginia. We spend two hours with a ranger and John Rolfe, who married Pocahontas, learning about the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Al H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice place to learn about the 17th century building of our country. The kids were more interested here than in other parks, still a bit bored, but what can you do? They're teenagers. They did like the old ships and the yohagen....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

November is really off-season, so we were able to spend as much time as we wanted with the very knowledgeable employees and volunteers. There was not a question they weren't able to answer. We really appreciate the educational opportunity at Historic Jamestown.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diane K
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Melanie E E
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
2 January 2018|
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Response from chrisruggaluffagus | Reviewed this property |
Per the question the answer is accurately yes and no, here are specifics... 1. Interagency Senior, Annual and Colonial Park Pass - $5 Preservation Virginia entrance fee for pass holder and up to three additional adults with... More