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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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I really like the historical element, my 12 and 14 year old boys were bored to death. We took the archeological tour and find it very interesting, lots of walking, cooler weather would be more pleasant. Worth the time!

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Puyallup
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Jamestown, This where it all started in America, totally enjoyed the beautiful visitors center. We spent hours there looking at the way our founding fathers and mothers struggled to survive, in this new land, the Indian village people were in their native costumes, showing people how they lived, how to prepare a musket and shoot it. Great people on the... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Visited during the Columbus Day weekend. Jamestown Settlement is a very sanitized version of the historical era they want to recreate. Unfortunately fails to convey the aura of the bygone times that it attempts to portray. More like a cross between an amusement park and museum. Kids under 10 may find the ships interesting. Can be given a miss. Definitely... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Really nice museum. Would be great for children. We enjoyrd the Indian village, boats, and fort. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a great value, we learned a lot about our nation's first European settlement and had an outstanding guide in Dave Givens. He explained the experience of those living there in the early 1600's in a fascinating way keeping our interest for 2 hours.

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Hudson, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best historical sites that we have visited. Very well done. The workers were all extremely nice and very informative. The museum is one of the better ones that we have visited. This is a definite must see and we will visit it again

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Little Gaddesden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is where the first English settlers bowled up in the 17th century and what we have today is a fantastic indoor and outdoor museum that takes you through the ages to the present day. Replicas of the ships the settlers arrived in, a native American village of the day, with fully costumed enactors eager to share their knowledge. And... More

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New Britain, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place to see. It was so interesting, and beautiful. The homes, and the people that are working in costume were the best. They stay in character, while they are giving you the history and tour of each home. It makes you want to learn more about our history. Wonderful and different vacation.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

With lots of visiting family and friends, I have lost track of how many times I have been to this reproduced Jamestown attraction and not once been disappointed. Be it the initial movie or highly informative diorama for the 'fact seekers', the outdoors Powhattan village life area, with actors in situ, making, cooking, planting, doing (my personal favorite), the replica... More

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Louisa, Kentucky
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Once again, if you are a history nut, you will love this place. This is great for kids and adults. It's hands on and awesome. Refreshed a lot of history that I had learned and forgotten. The museum is really cool and so is the indian village. The view is beautiful. If you will get the triangle ticket at the... More

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