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Historic Jamestowne

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“john rolfe”(95 reviews)
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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1368 Colonial Pkwy, Jamestowne, Williamsburg, VA 23081-0001
+1 757-856-1250
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the many great things you and your kids or grandchildren will get to see when you visit this awesome site. A true replica of the times and place.

1  Thank monty s
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were fortunate to be on a tour guided by Dr. Kelso. His anecdotes and insights regarding this relatively recently excavated site were really quite educational and thought provoking. Finding the footprint of the structures, and identifying some of the buried colonists, are tributes to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A reasonably priced experience. A solid three to four hours for under $20. A forgotten piece of American history, the period before the American Revolution.

Thank hoholmes
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed our visit to Historic Jamestowne. The two small museums are well done and have lots of information. If you are in the area, definitely visit.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we visited on a very rainy day so didn't linger as long as we would normally have. The admission charge is per person, $5 each up to 4 people with the America the Beautiful pass. Regular admission is $14 and includes The Yorktown battleground....More

Thank Al W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is where you go to find history of the USA. The actual fort where those first settlers went is being excavated and shows exactly where those first people went. It is truly an amazing place for history. The artifacts in the museum here are...More

1  Thank lynnann69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going to Jamestown settlement since i was very young and always enjoyed the reenactment. Now seeing the archaeological site i reached a different level of understanding of the meaning and the impact of this venture. The learning areas are very well done. Looking...More

Thank Vicki W
Reviewed 1 week ago

In grade school we all hear and read about the founding of Jamestown in 1607 but this is where you immerse you and your children into the real story. You see the actually outline of the fort and where it is positioned. You see the...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The site was very interesting and walking tour led my Amber was amazing. The artifacts and preserved sites were worth the visit.

Thank Beth J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the actual Jamestowne run by the National Park Service. There are many informative signs, a video in the visitors center and you may be able to catch a guided tour. You can see what excavators have discovered about the 1st permanent English Settlement...More

Thank Jill S
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Melanie E E
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Response from LJS757 | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of hotels affiliated with colonial Williamsburg that are within walking distance. Merchant street that adjoins the colonial Williamsburg also have quite a few highly rated restaurants. However, it’s also... More
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
January 2, 2018|
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Response from chrisruggaluffagus | 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