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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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Really easy to find, just outside Williamsburg. Lots of parking. Various types of tickets available including a web special for residents that gives access to Yorktown too. Upon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Really easy to find, just outside Williamsburg. Lots of parking. Various types of tickets available including a web special for residents that gives access to Yorktown too. Upon entering you are given a map as some attractions are inside and some are outside. We headed outside and there wa sa special military day, military through the ages with lots of... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see at Jamestown Settlement. The museum part is top-notch! The outdoor areas included the fort, the ships and the Indian village. The fort and ships are replicas, but the costumed people working are really informative and engaging.

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Newport, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Good history lesson, outdoor museum. Take the ferry across tJamestown to Surry County, Chippokes Plantation, oldest continually farmed plantations in the country. Has manson, lovely grounds, small state park fee.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We spent a whole day and had an enlightening experience. Don't confuse this with Historic Jamestowne which is the actual site of Jamestowne about a mile away. This place features a museum and historical reconstructions of the fort, an Indian village and the three boats (which are seaworthy) that brought the settlers to the Island in 1607. To best enjoy... More 

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Lindsay, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Loved the Indian village, the ships and the Jamestown settlement! We felt we saw how life must have been during that time period.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Jamestown Settlement is a hands-on facility. The museum interprets the history of the early colony, and outdoors one finds reconstructions of a native American village, the three ships which brought the first settlers from England in 1607, and the for which they built. Youngsters are encouraged to try on the armor in the fort.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our kids (8 and 6) loved the hands-on experience at Jamestown. Everything was really well done, including the film, indoors museum, and, of course, the outdoor reenactments. The ships are pretty spectacular.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Kids loved how hands on it is. They loved touching all the displays and talking to the people. Very fun! My kids said it was their favorite part of the trip.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

So much interactive engagement for the grandkids. Although there is and age gap, they both seemed to enjoy the whole experience. Going in and out of the buildings. Firemaking, broom weaving, guides were helpful. It's great to be able to share real, history with the kids. They have no real vision of how people lived 2 or 3 hundred years... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Good history lesson. Unfortunately, didnt have the time to visit all the sites but did enjoy the ships and fort

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