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My wife and I started with a tour that lasted about 2 hours. I believe our tour guide was a Miss Shackelford (?). She was well-versed in the history of Jamestown. As an archeologist, she explained a number of sites and what is involved in...More
Three generations of my family spent a fabulous day at this state park facility. It adjoins the Federal National Park, which we had planned on visiting afterwards, but were too exhaused to go.
This park is much smaller and more doable. They have beautifully recreated...More
I went with my teen son expecting to see the ships and then head out
It was so much more
The visitor center was huge
Very well suited for anyone who doesn’t want to spend time in the heat for long
The museum at the settlement is very informative. There is a lot of reading and a little interaction so the inside is definitely geared toward older children , teenagers and adults. Young ones will be hard to entertain. We didn't visit the Indian village but...More
We enjoyed our visit to Jamestown Settlement. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The indoor exhibits were amazing. Lots of info on each display. We enjoyed seeing the ships. The Indian village was okay. It would be nice to have information signs with each thing (canoes-how...More
They do a great job of portraying the early history of the area. The fort, boats and period actors are all well done. It's worth the drive to see what's there and get the personal flavor of the times. Definitely recommend.
We have visited Historic Jamestown a few times but this was the first time to visit Jamestown Settlement. We enjoyed our visit but found it to be a bit over priced for what little was there. We did not buy the combination ticket since we...More
What a great step back into the history of the early settling of America
Starting with the informational movie to the inside exhibits it is well organized and well staffed.
Then take a stroll outside to a wonderful exhibit showing an Indian settlement, a fort...More
Parts of the museum are indoors and part are outdoors. All of the interactive parts are outdoors. So if you have a break in the rain, you can go out. For us, the outdoor experience was great! The inside is typical museum... More
Parts of the museum are indoors and part are outdoors. All of the interactive parts are outdoors. So if you have a break in the rain, you can go out. For us, the outdoor experience was great! The inside is typical museum... go from exhibit to exhibit and read what is on the wall. It was all a great experience though! Worth the money!
Historic Jamestown is the actual site. That is where the archeologists are, finding new things all the time. It is part of the National Park System. Jamestown Settlement is run by the State of Virginia. Everything there is a... More
Historic Jamestown is the actual site. That is where the archeologists are, finding new things all the time. It is part of the National Park System. Jamestown Settlement is run by the State of Virginia. Everything there is a re-“creation. The costumed historical interpreters do not speak like the English did 400 years ago. They are not doing first person like at Colonial Williamsburg. They do not pretend to be the original site. They go out of their way to make sure the visitors understand that. Both are gems and best seen on the same day. On your drive to Historic Jamestown, you will pass Glassworks. Site of the original 1608 glasshouse. One of the first English industries.