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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
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Type: Historic Sites, Ships
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice place to bring the kids. They can learn new things with a hands on approach. Also there is no need to keep the little ones quiet, they can run and play, unlike a museum atmosphere.

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Walla Walla, Washington, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Not as nice as the original Jamestown site. Several of the prehistoric artifacts were miss labeled in the first exhibit I encountered, so I stopped looking at text. Fun for young kids but a bit too much like Disney for a serious history buff. I wish I would have spent more time at the original site so I would not... More

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Columbus, Indiana
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

be sure to get Jerome as your guide. What a marvelous presentation. He made us feel like we were there. A lot of forgotten history here.

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Buena Vista, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This settlement is very well done. The walking paths are in great condition with shade and nice scenery. There is a short introductory movie and inside exhibits before you start your walking tour. On the tour you visit an Indian village, life size models of the 3 ships used to sail to Jamestown in 1607 and a fort like the... More

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Little Rock, AR
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Honestly I wasn't sure what to expect but as my in-laws live close I thought a good outing for my 7 year old and them as well. Turned out to be a fantastic day. We did not do much of the museum and should have but we were short on time. What we did do is spend a lot of... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We took our 11 and 14 year old sons here, as they are studying American History. They enjoyed climbing on the ships, visiting the Native American village and exploring the Settlement replica. The people working in those locations were dressed as they would have at that time and were very helpful in answering any questions we had about the history.... More

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chertsey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We took the guided tour which was extremely informative, had we not we would have missed out on a lot of history. However, the site is compact to say the least and compared to other attractions in the US represents poor value for money. Admittedly there is a decent visitor centre but there are not a lot of external exhibits.

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We visited this location before going on the the history site and we had a better idea of what we were seeing and learning about. Again, Highly recommended for any history buff or anyone just wanting to know a little more about our country's beginning.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Well done museum. Well organized, interesting short films. Outdoor exhibits are well done and it was cool to be able to go through the reconstructed ships. This is not a whole day attraction but a solid 1/2 day and well worth seeing.

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The museum, walking trails, visitor center, ships were all fantastic. One of the must see in the area. DO NOT pass up.

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