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Jamestown Island

1368 Colonial Pkwy, VA 23081
+1 757-856-1250
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Great area to explore the Archeology

This is the active area for excavations that you can see up close. The church is from the 1700's... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
charleslambert392
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Tucker, Georgia
A Good Visit

Everyone was very helpful. The glass blowing was very interesting and the ladies were able to... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
mjskls
,
Williamsburg, VA
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This island, where Pocahontas lived, offers many sights for the ecotourist.
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1368 Colonial Pkwy, VA 23081
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+1 757-856-1250
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is the active area for excavations that you can see up close. The church is from the 1700's and being explored inside. The areas outside are recreations of the site. Be sure and go to the museum to see what they all mean and...More

2  Thank charleslambert392
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Everyone was very helpful. The glass blowing was very interesting and the ladies were able to answer all our questions.

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Reviewed 24 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

1  Thank histgeek17
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Reviewed 16 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
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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
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Reviewed 20 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

1  Thank Monique E
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Reviewed 10 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

3  Thank duck8to
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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
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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
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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
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