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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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Colonial Williamsburg City Tour
92%
Ranked #8 of 30 Attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ships, Cultural
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Historic Sites, Ships, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The museum was beautiful, and laid-out perfectly. Customers enjoyed getting on the ships and walking around the settlement. Cafe had good food, lots of seats. Nice gift shop, too.

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Virginia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This is a must see for families who are interested in the very beginning of what is now America. In 1607 a group of EnglishMEN came to Virginia. The settlement contains a great museum - diorama of early America as well as reproductions of a Native American village and the three small boats (ships?) that brought the earliest settlers to... More 

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Pitman, NJ
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13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Spent time in Williamsburg with husband, 14 y/o daughter and 11 y/o son. Jamestown settlement is a great way to spend about a 1/2 day. Basically you walk through reproductions of a Native American village, Colonial village and replicas of the ships that made the journey from England. We found it interesting and enjoyable but truthfully not a lot has... More 

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Zanesville, Ohio
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35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the settlement. The ships were so neat. I can't imagine coming across the ocean in one of those. They had several different areas set up in the 17th century time period.

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Hampstead, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Good food, good selection, good service and the prices weren't too high. Very good stop for lunch while at Jamestown.

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The settlement was wonderful, although a lot more walking than I expected! So dress accordingly . Movies to see, , a drive through the park, a museum to see ! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit ! The three ships were very interesting to see !

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Though we thought we were going to visit a real historic town, the Settlement proved to be a very nice and well done recreation of a very early English settlement as well as Indian village. Everything from the colors, the smells and the sounds, as well as the characters, was like going back in time (or so you would presume).... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There are two historical visitor centers in Jamestown. This one does NOT sit on the original site. It is around the bend of the river from the original. It is run by the State of Virginia. However, it is worth the visit, because it has been built up to look like what it may have looked like in 1607 and... More 

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Spent the 1st day at the Fort and archeological sites...returned to the settlement area to explore the stories on our own before we headed out on the bike trail to Richmond! Loved it! But we are history buffs! Must admit I did not know the Jamestown story.

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Rock Hill, SC
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went here on a family reunion including 9 grandchildren, and everyone loved it. Interactive living history activities for the kids. Knowledgeable costumed interpreters in the outdoor are, also very interesting museum part of it. With the kids, we spent about 5 hrs. My husband and I would have liked even more time. Really, really good!

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