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Jamestown Glasshouse

1355 Colonial Pkwy, Hours of operation, Williamsburg, VA 23185-1900
+1 757-229-2437
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Unique experience - can’t miss!

It was very cool to see how colonial artisans make the glass. My husband and I were both... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hfpsychologist
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Centennial, CO
via mobile
Way fun to see how colonial glassware was made

The artisan couldn’t have been friendlier and full of tails. He demonstrated the crafting of many... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ross O
,
Newton, Massachusetts
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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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1355 Colonial Pkwy, Hours of operation, Williamsburg, VA 23185-1900
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+1 757-229-2437
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was very cool to see how colonial artisans make the glass. My husband and I were both fascinated and had to make a purchase!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The artisan couldn’t have been friendlier and full of tails. He demonstrated the crafting of many pieces and explained the process in detail to the delight of the audience. Nice experience.

Thank Ross O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite and most interesting places to visit. It's hard to leave when they're blowing glass because it's so mesmerizing. Very friendly staff willing to answer any and all questions while working on a glass masterpiece. Beautiful pieces for sale and they wrap...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think a lot of visitors miss this expirience - this working glass house features trained artisans who make a different piece of blown glass every hour- they are very open to questions and very imformative. It's a short stop on your way to Jamestown...More

1  Thank TheLawFamilyVA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm really happy we made a short stop at this site. We watched 2 glassblowers make vases...from beginning to end. The small shop sells items made here. Beautiful lakefront site too with Ospreys nesting around.

2  Thank hisons
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just about passed up the opportunity to visit the Glasshouse but we're glad we stopped. Great demonstration on the making of glass.

1  Thank phosford
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost missed it, but were so glad that we found it and went inside. The whole family got mesmerized watching them make glass souvenirs.

1  Thank Kelly H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I watched glass being blown here 47 years ago and couldn’t wait to share the magic of it with my little adopted family. I still find magic in what these artists do and how such beauty can be “grown” from the earth itself. Apparently, my...More

1  Thank judemarie2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glassblowing was an attempted industry at Jamestown settlement--and it is actively practiced at this site. One of the most accessible parts of the Jamestown experience across generations--watch glass blown, shop in small gift shop selling glass pieces, explore related archaeology interpreted on a walking trail...More

1  Thank regiontravelreturns
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting glass blowing from Jamestown. Items made during demo are for sale. We saw them making simple glass cups.

1  Thank David20130609
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Karen S
26 July 2017|
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Response from normad586 |
You can walk around Colonial Williamsburg free. Paying for admission to the buildings is optional. Merchants square is wonderful. I am a local and love to walk around, shop an have lunch. Great places to dine and shop.
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Mutlio8618
13 May 2015|
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Response from Maurene_K | Reviewed this property |
There’s no individual website for this attraction because Jamestown Glasshouse is part of the Colonial National Historical Park, a National Park Service unit comprised of Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. Sorry... More
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