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Jamestown Settlement

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Address: 2110 Jamestown Rd, Route 31 S, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 757-253-4838
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A Step Back in Time

A great lesson in history. I learned quite a bit about our nations founding! Loved seeing the three ships that the settlers used for the voyage. Very nice museum with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A great lesson in history. I learned quite a bit about our nations founding! Loved seeing the three ships that the settlers used for the voyage. Very nice museum with informative staff.

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Ewing, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to spend all afternoon. The grounds are wonderful and there is so much to learn! The people who work here are very knowledgeable and friendly. This is a definite must see when in Virginia. However, I would advise visiting on a day when the temperatures are comfortable to be outside.

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Williamsburg, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I loved the museum. It was a great place, well done, nice and cool and very informational. My one complaint was the blode women dressed as Powhatan natives. It seemed a little racist, I get that you gotta deal with what you have staff-wise, but it would have been better just to have people in uniforms explaining the exhibit rather... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The exhibits in the main building were well done. Very interesting to those of us in our family that like museums. The ships were fun to see, especially for the kids in our family. We visited Historic Jamestowne in the morning and Jamestown Settlement in the afternoon, which was Jamestown overload. I'd suggest going on different days or picking between... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Fascinating insight into life in the area as the colony tried to become more secure and established. Good historical detail and reconstructions. Impressed with the number of colonists that arrived on such small ships. Most informative.

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Ambridge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It was a really nice time. We went on landing day and they had numerous activities going on for the kids. Everyone was friendly and very informative. My husband spent time talking to one of the gentleman on the ship, who you could tell really knew his stuff. We would gladly come again.

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Flushing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

was impressed had visited in the 60's 70's and 80's but was so much more now. As always the size of ships reminded me of how scary that voyage must have been and determined they voyagers must have been..

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Des Moines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were surprised at just how nice this historic museum is. The main building is large and inviting. The exhibits are well done and interesting. The grounds and outside exhibits are also done well. There are also 3 ships to board that are well maintained and staffed by courteous and knowledgeable guides. Unfortunately, we only gave ourselves 2 hours to... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I spent about 4 hours here and was able to see most things. I got there about 20 minutes after the visitor center opened and was told to go see the ships first before the school kids get down there. The replica ships were interesting to see (not to scale though). There was a lot to see in the museum.

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We made a point to visit Jamestown during this trip to Williamsburg since my son was studying Jamestown in school. Very well done museum but the ships were the best experience. The staff took a lot of time to talk to us and answer every question we had, no matter what we asked. And one of the captains gave my... More 

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