Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestowne, Williamsburg: Hours, Address, Historic Jamestowne Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic Jamestowne
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Historic Jamestowne is the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America. Ongoing archaeology at the site of James Fort has changed our understanding of the struggles and triumphs of early 1600s life in Virginia. Living history programs and an archaeology museum tell the story of this dramatic rediscovery. The site is jointly administered by the National Park Service and Preservation Virginia.
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More than 3 hours
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BILLB47
Charlotte, NC255 contributions
Interesting Venue
May 2021
Interesting museum and nice ground to walk around.. Reenactors portray Native Americans and demonstrate some of their skills. There are also replicas of the settlement buildings and two ships that crossed the Atlantic from England.
Written May 14, 2021
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Janice M
Cranberry Township, PA54 contributions
Historic Jamestown…we were so moved!
May 2021 • Couples
Historic Jamestown is run by the National Park Service so prices are extremely reasonable especially if you have a Senior Pass. This is the real place that John Smith and crew landed in Jamestown. IT IS NOT TO BE MISSED! We luckily got there in time to see a very young but very knowledgable archeologist talk about the history of the area but also the work they are still doing there! We had no idea! The Archaerium Archeology Museum is not to be missed. Do this historic site with the National Park Service and then head over to the Jamestown Settlement. You won’t be sorry, and these sites will really move you!
Written May 13, 2021
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Bobby C
New Oxford, PA23 contributions
Ehhh.
May 2021
Although the history was pretty cool, the presentation was not exciting or very good. Again, COVID had a lot to do with that. I would very much like to return here post-pandemic and see if things changed.
Written May 13, 2021
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Karen C
Calistoga, CA269 contributions
Step back in time!
May 2021
We enjoyed our walk around Jamestowne, saw the current digs & the church. Nice walk on a beautiful day.
Written May 12, 2021
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Linda P
Casa Grande, Arizona, United States179 contributions
Interesting.
May 2021
This would be better in the season or if you are more interested in the history. It was good to come and see the size of the settlement and got to watch some digs going on. A nice walk around.
Written May 12, 2021
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Harry & Tamaura Scheeler
Concord, NC364 contributions
Bucket list
May 2021
I have been waiting my entire life to come here. I was so excited when I finally arrived. I have seen media footage of their archaeological digs but had no idea they would be going on when we arrived. The island is walkable from one end to the other. They also have a small cafe. You can sit and eat where the first Americans once did. Every American should visit this place.
Written May 8, 2021
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Thank you for visiting Jamestown1 Our archaeologists are presently in the field seven days a week. And they look forward to sharing their discoveries with you! Our cafe has a wonderful view of the James River. And the food is just terrific. We hope you will visit again soon.
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Walter O
Severn, NC160 contributions
Nice Trip
May 2021
Took one of our granddaughters there this weekend. We had a great time. There were some reenactors there that did a fine job. Our lunch was very good too !!
Written May 3, 2021
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We are glad you enjoyed your time at Jamestown. Our interpretive staff do a wonderful job--thank you. And the food at the Dale House Cafe, now provided by Magnolia, is terrific. Its nice to have lunch along the James River. We hope you will visit again soon!
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Kathy V
Murrysville, PA50 contributions
Interesting - once is enough
Mar 2021
I have been there many years ago. I enjoyed seeing it again but someplace I would visit again. I liked that we could go through at our own pace.
Written May 2, 2021
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Rebecca L
Atlanta, GA1,250 contributions
Very informative
Apr 2021
This was a great way to envision early Colonial times as we walked around the ruins of the original Jamestown site. Additionally, archaeologists were on-site testing areas for artifacts, etc. and the staff encouraged us to ask the archaeologists questions. Most items found are displayed in the Archaeaium also on-site. We learned a lot of history about the settlers, living conditions and more. Because the site is a joint venture between the National Park Service and Rediscover Jamestown Foundation, annual NPS pass holders receive a discount.
Written April 29, 2021
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We are delighted you enjoyed your time at Jamestown. Our archaeologists enjoy visiting with our guests and sharing their most recent finds. So many intriguing artifacts are found each week. The museum highlights these incredible treasures from our nation's earliest days.
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Mark B
4 contributions
brought friends who have never been
Apr 2021
the interpreters are excellent will give you all the info you can imagine clean and safe great cafe good food
Written April 29, 2021
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Thank you for your review! We hope you will visit again soon.
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