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Jamestown Settlement

Address: 2110 Jamestown Rd, Route 31 S, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 757-253-4838
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$32*
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Colonial Williamsburg City Tour
92%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Historic sites, Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Princess Anne, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We did an impromptu family road trip and decided to stay in Williamsburg and take our kids (11 and 8) to Jamestown. While the day was chilly, we really had a good time. The outdoor exhibits were great and the staff was very informative and took the time to teach the kids and answer all the questions that they had.... More 

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New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Thanks to my son's social studies subject, we headed down there and were very happy we made the trip. The outdoor displays were very well done and there is an indoor museum too, though we arrived late to fully appreciate it. The kids enjoyed visiting the ships and the musket demonstration in Fort James.

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Denver, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great historical site. I'd like to return when the expansion is finished. Very well set up. I liked going through the village and ending up on the waterfront.

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Chardon, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This site provides an important pre Williamsburg historical context. Run by the National Park Service its displays are very well done. Glass blowing is quite interesting. Great place to bike or walk on the trails.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very easy to confuse. The Jamestown Settlement is established by Virginia and is a great replica with museum and artifacts. Definietly worth continuing down the road to Historic Jamestown which is a NATIONAL Park and much more authentic. Look for the glass blowing, statues, and archeological dig sites at the Historic National site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My 11-year old son and I just had a superb (and frigid!) visit here. The indoor exhibitions are quite educational, teaching about the arrival of the English, their interactions with the Indians, the arrival of the Africans, slavery, the land, the government structure, etc. Interactive exhibits, good films. There was a helpful guide who just came up and talked with... More 

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Madison, Indiana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My wife and I spent a day here checking out the galleries and the exhibitions. We really enjoyed the ship recreation and the artifact gallery. They had alot of nice artifacts from period. Well worth the time to learn some great early colonial history.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went to the villages and loves seeing the Indian villages and taking a tour of the ships. The only thing I wouldn't do again would be the driving tour of the battle fields. It was really Boring. I was expecting to see replicas of things and it was just fields and grass

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
12 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is not the actual site, but they have recreated it to look like it. They are interactive and informative. The staff keeps your attention while giving facts and useful knowledge. My nephew loved walking the 3 ships. He also loved the gun demos. I like seeing how long it took to make 1 nail. It was nice to see... More 

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Pottsboro, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Reconstruction of the settlement, the ships, native American artifacts and more on the very site, which was a marshland and doomed for failure. Enjoyed touring inside the ships, churches and homes. Close to historic Williamsburg.

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