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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...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I would highly recommend taking a ranger-led tour. They offer so much more information, history and flare than a self-guided tour. The site is not "rebuilt" but rather an archaeological site of the actual location. Jamestown settlement is a rebuilt interpretation of the actual site...More

2  Thank Kiwigirl839
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great interactive, informative history of the English settlement in the New World. Emphasis is on the logistics of life in Virginia for the English explorers, and not so much on the political aspects of land expropriation, or the English's interaction with the indigenous inhabitants.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The "Historic Jamestowne" is a part of the National Park Service, and as such, it is MUCH cheaper than the Jamestowne Settlement which is a recreation. Historic Jamestown is the actual archeological site and is much more real but also is limited in its structures...More

3  Thank mmbcde
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it, we had a great tour guide. (I'm sure they're all good) The guide lays out how the fort was situated, where the ships came ashore, and how and why they chose that location. He also pointed out some of the inaccuracies about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time here, I thought my 9 year old sons would grow bored but they really enjoyed the stop. It was truly breathtaking to stand in the church where Pocahontas was married, and visit the archeology digs. We stopped by the mansion...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an afternoon here going through the museum and then walking the grounds finishing with a tour by a park ranger. The museum is well done and in great shape. The movie they show is probably the low point. The grounds are in great...More

2  Thank AverageJoe55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this site after visiting the Jamestown Settlement, this was a nice compliment for both sites. This site is more relaxing and offers nice views of James River. Visited as part of the Triangle Pass with Williamsburg and Yorktown, so would recommend a visit if...More

1  Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Already knew much of the history of this site, so it was cool to see in person. Also read reviews, so thought I knew what to expect. And we are NPS passholders. However, the staff in the visitor center were quite unhelpful. Ticket clerk referred...More

2  Thank pjh0751
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved exploring the "historic triangle" and began the trio at Historic Jamestowne. Mind-blowing experience when considering the history. There is plenty of fantastic living history to explore here.

1  Thank bronsmel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site is carefully restored. We did not have any guide which is good enough if you read a little history beforehand. To be honest, we have visited the place because of Pocahontas story (and film, we had our daughter with us). It turned out...More

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kittenspaws65
January 17, 2018|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 3-4 hours at Jamestown. A nice little film followed by a tour of the facilities and just some time to marvel how hardy and tough these folks really were. Their level of endurance was far above what... More
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ssshirer
January 2, 2018|
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Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
Per the question the answer is accurately yes and no, here are specifics... 1. Interagency Senior, Annual and Colonial Park Pass - $5 Preservation Virginia entrance fee for pass holder and up to three additional adults with... More
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ssshirer
January 2, 2018|
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Response from MF S | Reviewed this property |
We used a senior park pass and all but $5 per person was covered.
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