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Jamestown Settlement

2110 Jamestown Rd, Route 31 S, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-253-4838
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Ranked #8 of 51 attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If the admission price was higher than 25 then I would say no, not worth the money.But for the admission it is a great trip. The village is little but crammed with informative ways of how they lived. The guided tour is free and very helpful to wait for. The ships are a spectacular sight. Our 6 yr old enjoyed... More

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Totowa, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This site is a fun and educational way to learn about the Virginia Company, the Powhatan Indian lifestyle and the colonial lifestyle. The entire complex is immaculate, the staff are very informative and do not appear to be scripted. I loved my interchange witht he ship's captain! He even posed with me for my souvenier photo. This was my favorite... More

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Cairo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

From start to finish, an educational and enjoyable experience. Staff were so helpful, polite and courteous, and our best moment was the canon demo down by the ships - what a BOOM!! However, let's not forget the musket demo - but a lesser boom.The Fort, the Indian village and the museum displays were really enjoyable and immaculately presented. We had... More

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Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's good to know the American history for a foreigner like me. I was very much impressed by the tour guides and the museum was wonderful. I also enjoyed the view.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Although not the actual site of the James Fort, this attraction blends very well a very detailed museum with reconstructions of the settlement, the Virginia Company ships and the Powhatan Indian way of life. We spent the best part of a day here and came away having soaked up atmosphere and information in spades. Standouts were the ship replicas which... More

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St. Louis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We visited Jamestown Settlement as part of the historic triangle and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There is a wonderful museum and introductory film that presents the background and beginnings of the settlement. Once you move outside, you can visit a replica of a Powhatan Indian Village, James Fort, and the 3 ships that sailed from England. Guided tours were available but... More

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I was impressed with the knowledgeable guides. So many tour guides stay with a script and have no additional info when questioned about anything other than what is on the script. NO, no my traveling friends. These guys know their stuff. From the first guide through the Indian village to the ships sailors these people knew their facts and much... More

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Glendale, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you are REALLY serious about history, I'd skip this -- except for the glass blowers -- and spend your time at the REAL Jamestown site. However, they are to be commended for bringing history to life for children who might not have an appreciation of it otherwise.

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Burlington, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

history is amazing. the people that work at the settlement really seem to enjoy their jobs. it wasn't very crowded the early part of June and we got to spend time speaking with a lot of people there. Just great!

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Williamsville, New York
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221 reviews 221 reviews
120 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was our second stop in Jamestown. Our first stop was Historic Jamestown, which is run by the National Park Service. After just being at Historic Jamestown and learning a lot there, we decided to skip the museum and head outside for a guided tour. The lady who was giving our tour was very interesting and knowledgeable and we found... More

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