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Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, PO Box 1607, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1607
757-253-4838; 888-593-4682
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Ranked #2 of 30 activities in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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English first
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

They have done a super job recreating an Indian village and the fort especially the 3 ships. Lots of hands on for the kids of all ages.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must see stop here in Williamsburg! It is a walk through the one of the Nation's most important and historic National Parks. It was a wonderful spring day and we loved stopping for a bite to eat at the Park cafe. This park is entertaining for kids and adults.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Jamestown Settlement is interactive with staff explaining the Indian Village, settlers fort, firing a cannon,firing muskets,and giving explanations of the ships in the harbor. A great way to spend a day when visiting the Historic Triangle. You can also get the combined ticket to visit the Yorktown Settlement which is more oriented toward the Revolutionary War. period. There are also... More

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Staten Island, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My family and I only visited this tourist attraction because I was confused. I was under the impression that there was only one "Jamestown" and I had been inflaming my toddler's interest by promising him that we would get to go on the recreated ships I had heard about. So imagine my befuddlement when we drove past the sign for... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

For any history lover, Jamestown Settlement is a must. The archeological digs give authentic & accurate information. The museum contains remains of the original colonists, & the artifacts are fascinating. This is real, not entertainment oriented history & proves the adage, "truth is more powerful than fiction."

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Visited the area with my wife and 8 year old daughter. Started off with speaking with a person at a kiosk just outside the movie theater. He was informative and had a few animal displays that my daughter enjoyed. Watched the movie next and learned more about the area. From there we went outside to the Indian Village, which we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had a great time here during our spring break trip to the historic triangle. The museum is done very well as well as the outdoor exhibits. I was disappointed in the cafe. The menu had lots to offer but the quality was disappointing. My beef brisket was almost to salty to eat & the cornbread stuffing it was served... More

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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had fun with our kids, it was very educational also. The man who works as a guide on one of the ships is very knowledgeable. He can talk for hours to you about different subjects: politics, history, science. He is very well rounded person with diverse life and professional experiences. The information he gives is very informative and not... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Our family originally wanted to go to the "ships" first. We wound up getting turned around and found the Historic Jamestown site first. We were blown away by the history there. Afterward, we went to Jamestowns Settlement. It was pricey for a family of four especially after we spent $ on Historic Jamestown. To us Jamestown Settlement was not worth... More

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Seattle
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16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is really a well done site. We spent most of a day, and really enjoyed it. The site gives a very clear sense of the people, the geography, the culture and the historical significance of Jamestown. Good walking shoes are recommended as there is plenty to see on foot.

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