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Jamestown Settlement

2110 Jamestown Rd, Route 31 S, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-253-4838
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Colonial Williamsburg City Tour
92%
Ranked #8 of 53 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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Groves, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Go! It's worth it. Even if it's cold this is a must see. Historic and authentic this place makes you appreciate what our fore-families endured

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Boca Raton, Florida
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339 reviews 339 reviews
166 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A visit to this marvelously reconstructed fort should be done in conjunction with the historic fort site nearby. I stopped first at the historic site, but visits in either order will work. I felt truly absorbed into the long-ago times of this reconstructed fort with its village and life-sized ships. I was here on a weekday, and the crowd wasn't... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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282 reviews 282 reviews
201 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

After visiting the Colonial National Historic Park where the actual Jamestown Settlement began, enjoy a stop at the Jamestown Settlement. This site administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia has an excellent museum, full size replicas of the three ships on which the settlers traveled from England, a Powhatan village, a reconstruction of the Jamestown Fort and in the Visitors' Center... More

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Reston VA
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220 reviews 220 reviews
50 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Well designed museum which features both tradition displays and artifacts and a reconstructed outdoor "living museum". The guides were knowledgeable and fun. But allow 90 minutes for the outdoor tour plus free time to roam and another hour minimum for the indoor displays. As beware. The real Jamestown is down the road operated by the US Park Service.

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Wellesley, MA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Is it worth it? Absolutely! You will enjoy the history and the wonderful reproductions of the Indian Village, the Settlement and the Sailing Ship. It does make one appreciate our History. Definitely worth the trip!

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Minnetonka
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I really appreciated this site. This site is the actual place where Jamestowne was and is full of good information. The recreation at Historic Jamestowne has some mistakes, which they freely admit, and this site is good for correcting those and getting a really good understanding of what the settlement was actually like. The recreation is good, though, for seeing... More

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Minnetonka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting place with lots of good information. The recreations are really quite fascinating and really give you an interesting look at our early settlements. You should definitely check it out in conjunction with Jamestowne Settlement, though. Some of the facts at Historic Jamestowne are wrong and are corrected at Jamestowne Settlement.

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Oceanside
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The museum is very interesting. We had to cut out some of it because we didn't have enough time because we only scheduled one day for both Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestown and the Yorktown attractions. They offer complimentary scooters, which was a huge benefit for us since my father is a senior and has difficulty walking more than 10-15... More

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Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Our long weekend in Colonial Williamsburg didn't seem complete without a trip to Jamestown Settlement. Upon arriving the visitor's center, gift shop and museum are quite impressive. The living history exhibits left a bit to be desired. The Indian village was smaller than expected, the ships were interesting, and the settlement itself was fairly well done. The staff was not... More

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Danville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My first New World ancestors set foot on Jamestowne Island in 1617, 1618 and 1622. This was a sentimental journey to connect with that period in history and reflect on the hardships our first Americans suffered. The films, exhibits, interpreters, were all professional and well done. Although the Godspeed, Discovery, and Susan Constant were all cutting edge transport technology in... More

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