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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

We were doing the historical triangle and took the Colonial Parkway to all three sites (take the road along the shore!) as many people have noted there is much to see but stop and talk with the volunteers. They had many inside stories on what...More

1  Thank Frances S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Both parks are worth spending a day in, we enjoyed both, but the kids liked going on the Susan Constant, and taking a walk around the water.

Thank terri828
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our day out it historic Jamestown. The tour guide was very informative. Our tour probably took about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Just being off the bay made a nice breeze for a hot summer day. We visited historic Jamestown with a foresight...More

Thank Liz Everett W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the east coast with the oldest grandkids. I did not understand the difference between historic Jamestowne and Jamestowne village. We visited both. I loved this site. Seeing the excavations and knowing that the first form of government took place for our country was...More

Thank Allan W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Been here several time over the years, it is interesting to go back andsee all the findings they have uncovered. It is to bad the the errison problem is so severe.

Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a recreated Indian village, colonial fort, and ships. The kids loved the musket demonstration!

Thank Fracture69
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We drove around the settlement and got out of the car a few times to check things out closer . There was an old burial ground, and a beach and lots and lots of trees!!!

Thank Red065
Reviewed 4 days ago

By far the place you have to visit if you are in the Williamsburg area. The people are dedicated to giving you an experience back to 1607. From the glass house to the church and the museum, everything is amazing. They offer rides for people...More

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was our first time visiting and was very impressed. Learned a lot of information that I did not know about. Only need a half day to see what's there so it gives you time to do other things. Would do it again.

Thank Gerry W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great experience. Spent 5 hours enjoying the museum exhibits and ships and talking to the reenactors. Will go back as there was too much to see.

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My father needs to use an electric scooter to get around- Will that be a problem here?
28 May 2017|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so... the place is laced with boarwalks. May be a bit tricky, if he wants to get on one of the boats, though. Happy travels.
Linda O
We are bringing our five grandchildren to Colonial Williamsburg for a long weekend. Ages 8, 6, 6, 4 and 2. What do you suggest in Colonial Williamsburg for something historic and educational?
27 May 2017|
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Response from deejoyce | Reviewed this property |
In Historic Jamestown at the National Park, there's a archeological dig for the kids to do...don't forget to stop at the glasshouse for a demonstration! I think they will enjoy it, my kids did!
My son and I are going to Williamsburg for a week this summer. We have various activities planned at Colonial Williamsburg and were wondering how much time to leave to Yorktown, Jamestown, Jamestown Settlement, etc.
2 April 2017|
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Response from Danna B | Reviewed this property |
I would leave a day for Jamestown, a day for Yorktown, and a day for Williamsburg. You can easily spend several hours or more at each location. You may spend even more than that at Colonial Williamsburg.