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Jamestown Settlement

2110 Jamestown Rd, Route 31 S, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-253-4838
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Ranked #6 of 51 attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

There are two Jamestown's you can visit, the original site or the reproduction site along with museum. The Jamestown settlement reproduction is the best one by far. History galore is everywhere and the children loved it as much as we did. You can tour the Indian village and Jamestown reproduction with a guide or on your own. It really is... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The included 90 minute tour was first rate. Much to the guide's credit, he acknowledged at the beginning that some might wish to wander off to the activity centers during the tour. I personally would have been quite content to follow his excellent, informative tour, but my 10 and 8 year old grandsons preferred to wander around, visiting various activity... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

One way to teach kids history is to make it real, easy to understand and fun- Jamestown settlement gets five stars for archiving this goal - the gallery display is educational and entertaining and the outdoor Powhatan village, fort and three ships are great way for kids an adults to see, touch and and be part of reenactments from the... More

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Liberty, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The settlement itself was interesting but a bit tired looking. It was a hot day and I think the guides were getting fatigued. I had been confusing the Pilgrims with the people who came to Jamestown so I really needed to understand who these people were. They were adventurers seeking their fortunes...I could have figured it out if I had... More

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New Providence, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very pleasant surprise, interesting, great ships, fort and Indian village plus a museum all rolled into one great day out. Wonderful for kids and the young at heart. Enjoyed climbing on the great sailing ships, actors portray early american settlement. The museum was very informative with Indian slaves and settlers lives portrayed. Also don't miss out the half hour film... More

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Abingdon, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to the settlement, and we enjoyed it. We took one of the tours but left the tour after visiting the Indian village and most of the fort. We went on our own to the ships as the guide was just too wordy and dull. It gives a good representation of what life was like for... More

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Orangeville, ON
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent site for early development of settlements in this area. This is a recreation of the original James Fort and an example of a Powhatan village. Very good representative guides, lots of demos going on. Fort is interesting to tour as well as the boats in the harbour and the recreated Indian village. Enjoyed by all ages. There is a... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Some of the things to see in Jamestown and Yorktown are a bit confusing as both have two attractions at each site. We did not visit historic Jamestown due to time constraints and choose Jamestown Settlement. After visiting Williamsburg the day before I thought we would fly through this facility in two hours. There is a lot to see and... More

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Akron, OH
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We thought we could see this recreated settlement and museum in a few hours. We ended up going for the morning, going out to lunch at a local restaurant in town, and coming back for the most of rest of the afternoon. So much content to see and do here. The ships, the fort, the Indian village, the movie, and... More

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Munroe Falls, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took the car tour of Jamestown. Drove around the area that was the settlement. Stopped at the historic fact boards that were posted and learned all about the early days of the settlement and some unique facts. Also walked on some paths to see some of the sites pointed out by the fact boards. Never had to leave the... More

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