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Historic Jamestowne

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Address: 1368 Colonial Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23081
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Historic Jamestowne is the original site of the first permanent English...

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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This was a gem that we never anticipated. We opted for the private tour guided by the archeologist who is in charge of the site. The forty dollar extra fee is more than worth... read more

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a gem that we never anticipated. We opted for the private tour guided by the archeologist who is in charge of the site. The forty dollar extra fee is more than worth the price. The information provided put the site in three dimensions for the visitor. Do not forget to visit the Archenarium to view many of the... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The original site is a wonderful walking trip that actually places your where the original settlers labored to just stay alive in the new world.Best to purchase the National Park pass for these area visits.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the time we visited one half of the park was closed off to allow some work on the roadway; this did not modify the admission price, which (for a National Park) seems quite expensive and is per-person (usually the charge is per-carload). Frankly I do not see a correlation between what is offered and park’s fee. Especially when compared... More 

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Oakland, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The visitor center sets the tone. Start with the movie. The site is wide and requires a bit of walking. Benches are available for breaks. If you are lucky you can watch current "digs in progress". Make the history breath for you. And makes you sad to fully understand the hardships endured to create our new world. Guides are great... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth every penny. We went today. It was cold but so well worth it. Our one o'clock tour guide was excellent. He just about mentioned every story you have read, seen, or heard of regarding Jamestown. Seeing the original Jamestown settlement and the excavations currently going on brought an entirely new perspective. Great for school kids currently learning American history.... More 

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Strawberry, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for kids young and old. Brings the history of the first British settlement to life. Nice recreations of the Powhatan community, fort, and ships. The re-enactors were full of information about their characters and easily answered even the strangest questions. They made us laugh and made things interesting especially for our two teenagers. The indoor museum had lots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience. Wonderful characters to help explain life during that time. Learn so much and experiences helped bring it all to life.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Must stop if you are in the area. Historic triangle - Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown. The exhibits at Jamestown are amazing. The admission little higher than what I expected but considering that will get you to 2 different sites is fair. Day trip well worth in order to learn more about what America was like at the beginning.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked the grounds of the actual location of the old Fort James and saw some of the digs. Very interesting artifacts and we learned more history about people who lived at the fort. It was cold the day we visited so we spent more time in the enclosed building than we might have otherwise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was worth going...would recommend seeing the Jamestown Settlement in addition to this to really get a better idea of what was going on in those days plus to see the ships, fort and Indian village

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