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Jamestown Settlement

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2110 Jamestown Rd, Route 31 S, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The design of the museum, the visuals and the huge facility were unexpected. The living settlement and ship visit also added to the experience!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nerdian
Reviewed 4 days ago

Plan on spending the day here. Open 9-5. Free parking. We walked around outside in the full scale re-creation of the colonists' fort, Powhatan Indian Village as well as a riverfront pier with re-creations of the three 1607 ships that brought the settlers to Jamestown...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SaskatoonHappy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Always wanted to go to Jamestown all the history is in this place,from the replica ships that landed in Jamestown Indian village,fort where they show how the people live and survived.Go experience the history before it’s to late to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scootert2
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum/galleries were splendid, the ships and the Indian village were fun and interactive, and the interpreters were a big hit with kids and adults.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tabitha S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in James-City County. Have been there twice. Nice museum following outside the history of the first settlers. It’s hands on where a few things are concern. Guides. As real as it could get.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank angelamF9620IF
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you see the movie and take a docent-led tour, the rest is pretty repetitious. The "Tenacity" exhibit is pretty weak. They don't really have a lot of information about the women of Jamestown, and it shows in the exhibit. What little they have is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're heading to Williamsburg, be sure to schedule at least half a day in the Jamestown Settlement. Not only is the museum truly world class with artifacts from the earliest English settlers, but the Powhatan Indian Village walking tour is well-done, and so are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RickM925
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't expect much when I entered the building, thinking it was going to be a movie and walk-through but I was wrong. I should have planned a whole day here! We arrived just after lunch and checked into the museum but was not prepared...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed spending a day here with my wife, daugther, and mother-in-law. The museum is very informative, and the recreated Indian village, fort, and ships are amazing. The guides are very knowledgable and enthusiastic about their areas of expertise.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tromba61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to the Settlement, & brought daughter & son in law this trip. We all loved the gorgeous museum, & the replica of the Indian village is amazing as well as educational. The 3 ships, Susan Constant, Discovery & Godspeed are all docked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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24 July 2018|
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Response from Jodi H | Reviewed this property |
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
23 July 2018|
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Response from sickelmore | Property representative |
No. Ships are free with admission.
30 June 2018|
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
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