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Historic Jamestowne

1368 Colonial Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23081-0001
+1 757-856-1250
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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 programs and an archaeology museum tell the story of this dramatic rediscovery. The site is jointly administered by the National Park Service and Preservation Virginia.
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1368 Colonial Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23081-0001
+1 757-856-1250

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an awesome experience. So much history in one place! We got to walk on the very ground that our country was founded upon. You get to see reenactments, watch a movie about Jamestown, and ofcourse see all of the neat historic sites.

Thank ashleighcoop
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent an entire day visiting the settlement and had a marvelous time. We are inspired by the volunteers and guides who are so polite and so knowledgeable about this era of history. There is a restaurant on this site for simple easy to prepare...More

1  Thank Bob R
Reviewed 3 days ago

At only 10 min of Williamsburg you will find the possibility to have a trip back in time to 1607 ! EXCELLENT

1  Thank stefuyttenhove
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are national parks! Self-guided tour with plenty of information along the way. Excellent film as introduction. We did not attend the Ranger archeological tour as it is only given twice daily.

1  Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been to Jamestown/Williamsburg numerous times. In the 1960-70's it was quite interesting. After that it seemed run down, no one available for tours and disappointing. This time however bringing my children and grandchildren I was hesitant. What a welcome. Beautiful visitor center with great...More

Thank smsfel
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spend a good part of a day walking through this historic site that really gave us a sense of the hardship these first settlers went through. It is a great place to bring the young ones to provide them with a fantastic history lesson.

Thank Cunha53
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really nice.. Teaches u about the 1600's and indians. Also tells u about slaves and how people use to leave on ships

Thank tiyaproctor12
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Did not have much time, but our stop was well worth it. As we began to walk around, an archeological tour was ready to start, so we joined in. Excellent decision. The guide was Mark Summers and he was a great story teller. He held...More

Thank pike817
Reviewed 5 days ago

Outstanding guide - he was so informative. Wondered if he was a retired history teacher. Grandkids learned so much

Thank ewittman2
Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived at Historic Jamestowne on August 8 with just enough time to spare to get to the FREE 2pm tour with one of the actual archaeologists that were working at the site. We were a family of four (kids are 7 and 11 years...More

Thank norphus
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Alyssa K
12 August 2017|
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Response from Hatwoman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the park is open when it rains. However, some of the archeological sites (active dig sites) do close if there are forecasts of impending weather. Fun place in all kinds of weather.
mary-ellen a
11 August 2017|
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Response from Ko E | Reviewed this property |
We were able to do both places in half a day. Jamestown was our second stop because there is much to see and a fair amount of walking. The museum was wonderful, the ships and the displays are a must.
22 July 2017|
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Response from Jesita66 | Reviewed this property |
In the park yes, but not on the visitor center and museums