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Address: 2110 Jamestown Rd, Route 31 S, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 757-253-4838
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Wonderful museum & grounds! Please add more information plaques to the buildings in the settlement & the Indian village so we know what each dwelling would have been used for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful museum & grounds! Please add more information plaques to the buildings in the settlement & the Indian village so we know what each dwelling would have been used for. Loved going aboard the ship!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The history of Jamestown including the recreated settlement and Indian village were wonderful! I hope they will continue adding information plaques particularly inside the settlement so tourists can get a better understanding of what each building would have been used for. Beautiful museum & going aboard the ship was a real treat!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time here. Really liked the archeological tour, there was an excellent guide, Ms. Phelps. Had no idea what this site was really about and how it functioned back in time... they are discovering new things with each dig; it's history unfolding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed Jamestown, Our kids (ages 6, 6, and 2) had a ball, the dressed up interpreters are AMAZING with kids and really took the time to get down to their level and engage them and answer their questions. I just wish that when we went the staff and suggested a quick run through of the indoor museum and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I visited the 3 main attractions while staying in Williamsburg. They all connect on a highway called Patriots Highway, so its impossible to miss the 3 main attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our two days in the area were intriguing, informative and entertaining. Feeling the drama of the first settlements and institutions of the Republic were wondrous. They enveloped our being and enriched our appreciation of the risks, the liberalism, the courage of pioneers and the intellect of founding folks. All the words that now been spun as evil such as "common"... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read so much about the early settlers that it was great to see and learn about their arrival and hardships. Unbelievable that some made the long treacherous Atlantic crossing in a wooden vessel the size of a lifeboat! The selection process, skills and strength of will to survive in "a wilderness" almost defies modern comprehension.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The videos in the hall are interesting. Did find some of the information not correct, according to my memory of past studies. The grounds certainly reflect what the first settlers life styles were like. It is certainly a location that one should visit. If you drive on I95, take 40, get to Edwards Ham Shop, buy the best ham sandwich... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't enjoy this as much as Colonial Williamsburg, mainly because it's ALL fake. That being said, it does give you a wonderful idea of how the first English settlers and their Native neighbors lived in 1607. You won't need a whole day to visit. A half day should provide plenty of time to take it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day we decided to go was very hot, but the heat didn't stop us from enjoying little history. They have the cool ships that you van get on and look around. The old village was cool. The plus was they had a cooling station. You could get water, ice-cream,use the restroom and sit in the cool shade. Can't wait... More 

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