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Jamestown Settlement

2110 Jamestown Rd, Route 31 S, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-253-4838
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Ranked #7 of 51 Attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ships
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Bartlett, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It was nice good film but I am not into looking at battlefields and imagine what could have been there

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Diana, WV
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The only thing I disliked about this trip was the cool breeze! We went in February, hoping it would be next to empty. There was a good sized crowd. The temps were actually perfect as long as you kept moving. The re-enactors were fantastic and very enthusiastic about their jobs. Wonderful history lesson!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ship and fort was fun, museum was ok, although a bit boring at times. I think most people come for the ships. Do not confuse the settlement with historic jamestown which includes the dig.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Variety of activites and items for all ages. Went with a rather large family group and all enjoyed it. Only gripe was although there was a large selection of food items, many were not available.

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micmacd711
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect at the Jamestown Settlement but it was a very informative. The film is 24 minutes and I almost skipped it but was so glad I didn't. I definitely learned things I never knew about the Jamestown Settlement and wandering through the museum was interesting as well. It has a very nice layout great for... More

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Cheektowaga, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting. There were 2 ships there that you were able to go on. You could have a tour guide or wing it. We decided to wing it. There were huts and a trail that you could walk on. Oh and did I mention chickens every where. They demonstrate how to fire a musket, my hubby thought that... More

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East Hampton, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Avoid the afternoon skeeters and the mid-day heat by going here when it opens.....most importantly, cover your and your little ones' ears when they fire that cannon during the artillery demonstration!

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East Hampton, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Beat the heat and late-afternoon marsh bugs by going when they open up. They have done an awesome job of recreating history....make sure you cover your kids' ears for the artillery demonstration--that is one loud cannon!

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Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The entire site is relatively small but jam packed with lots of information. From the replica of the Indian village and the replica of the fort as well as replicas of three ships that the settlers used to cross the Atlantic all staffed by experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff dressed in period costumes made this a wonderful experience

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Frederick, MD
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

While most things there are actually replicas since the originals were destroyed, they really give you the feeling of what life for both the colonist and natives was like. The ships are very interesting and it is difficult to imagine traveling that way in very crowded quarters for over 4 months. The introductory video was very useful and informative. The... More

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