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Historic Jamestowne

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Address: 1368 Colonial Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23081-0001
Phone Number: +1 757-856-1250
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Historic Jamestowne is the original site of the first permanent English...

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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It had been 25 years since we had visited this site and the changes have been significant. The museum is very well done and has so much history, it's hard to take it all in. If... read more

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Roanoke, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It had been 25 years since we had visited this site and the changes have been significant. The museum is very well done and has so much history, it's hard to take it all in. If this period of our country's birth is of interest to you, then allow enough time to get through it all. If you take the... More 

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Lisle, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an excellent opportunity to see some of the earliest history of our country. The exhibits are well done, and the staff is helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have a national parks pass and purchased a williamsburg annual pass. Between the 2 we had admission to all of williamsburg an visited Jamestown and Yorktown. It was not a busy time of the year and we got to see and do a lot. we had a tour at yorktown where we were the only ones to show up.... More 

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Damon, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well cared for piece of history. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. A visit we will cherish for many years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really took me back to colonial times ... although I am sure I would not have just been free to walk around the streets like I did on this day ;-) ... but awesome to take in the history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Explore the first permanent English settlement in North America, established in 1607 by John Smith. You can spend several days here if you want to get really immersed in the history our country's early settlers. We just spent several hours. Our one hour guided tour was lead by a very well informed National Park Service Ranger who had about 35... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Historic Jamestowne is not flashy but for the curious it's a wonderful experience. The guides are knowledgeable and do a good job of bringing the town to life in their historical facts and stories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The partnership between the National Park Service and the private organization Preservation Virginia works well here as each group maintains its half of the park well. The NPS has a great welcome center where you purchase tickets and it manages the historic section known as New Town. Costumed employees portray early settlers who talk about what it was like to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved Jamestown and the history, So nice to be able to walk around. Thanksgiving activities were great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went with our teenage daughter who enjoyed looking and walking around the town to see what life was back then.

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