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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 53 attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Alexandria, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Nice spot to learn about the lives of the people living back then. The museum was a lot of fun and informative while the historical reenactments are great. We took our 3 year old daughter to it and she had a great time, she loved the historical buildings and loved to explore the villages and ships. Certainly a must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit here. We loved learning the history! The boats are amazing and to know people would be on board for four months was mind boggling!

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Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a recreated location of what the actual site would have looked like. The ships and fort are interesting (find out the firing time of the ship gun and watch!). You can go on board the three ships. The Powhatan village also is insightful on how they lived as a tribe.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We went to the Jamestown Settlement today. After enjoying the movie we walked over to the Indian village, fort and ships. You can go on the ships to see first hand what they looked like. Walk around the village and fort to get a feeling for where and how the settlers and Indians lived. Well worth visiting this extremely important... More

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Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This attraction is very nice for kids as it is a living history museum with reinactors and plenty of exhibits to walk into to give you a feel for the settlement. The one problem I had here was at the ticket booth. I asked for an AAA discount after I was told the attraction fees. The cashier said it was... More

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Newmarket, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We loved the musket demonstration, walking around in the ships that brought the settlers over and listening to the doctor tell stories. One half day is fine to spend here and if you buy a combo pass, you also get to see Yorktown Victory Centre (for about $20).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

What a great attraction. My husband and I spent about 4hrs there. The presenters are dressed in costumes from the 18th century and they're very happy to explain about life in Jamestown at the beginning. Between this attraction and the "Historic Jamestowne", there is no question. This one is so much more interesting!

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Manhattan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We really enjoyed the entire experience from the movie overview to the museum exhibits in AIR CONDITIONED SPACE!! Then there were a series of demonstrations like the one on celestial navigation that was really good. The kids LOVED going into the Indian village and the fort. Very well done, and the costumed staff was most friendly.

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited Jamestown Settlement (not to be confused with Historic Jamestown) with our two kids ages 9 and 12. They told us they preferred this recreated area to the colonial williiamsburg recreation. We visited for a few hours but you could really spend a day here to enjoy the museum and a nice lunch. My husband wished that we had... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There with our grandchildren and children, we three generation started on the tour. The tour leader intelligently suggested that some might like to wander off into the activity centers, which was the case for our grandchildren. We ended up spending more time than we expected, and all enjoyed their visit.

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