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Jamestown Settlement

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Address: 2110 Jamestown Rd, Route 31 S, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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+1 757-253-4838
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Worthwhile historical visit to Jamestown settlement

My wife and I visited the Jamestown settlement and took the tour provided by a historian/archaeologist on the site. He brought into perspective the challenges the colonists... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Fairfax, Virginia

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the Jamestown settlement and took the tour provided by a historian/archaeologist on the site. He brought into perspective the challenges the colonists faced, discussed John Smith and Pocohantus the terrible drought that lasted many years and the impact on the colony. We highly recommend this tour. The museum had some amazing artifacts including reconsructions of... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good day excursion with both an indoor museum and an outdoor recreation of the colonial settlement. The museum is very well done. It has a good layout, interesting displays and items, and covers almost everything, but this does mean that it takes a long time to get through. The outdoor settlement is quite interesting, and I recommend talking to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum here is absolutely fantastic. It's really well curated and has great flow, leading you throughout time in the area so you can see the changes based on the time period you're looking at. We really liked seeing the re-creation of the village and watching them fire the old rifle (without a bullet, of course). All the staff were... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To my almost 10 year sold grandson the reconstruction of the fort, the ships and the native American's village was much more interesting than Historic Jamestown. To me it showed how it might have looked like in Pocahonta's day's . To be aboard the firts ships that arrived here and listen to what was told about the perilous journey of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to visit which brings reality to the struggle of the colonists. Can be adequately done in an hour or so.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Trip to Jamestown was not what I expected. It was pretty boring. I know its a "work in progress" place but some of the exhibits looked as if they were falling apart. A little restoration will go a long way.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Taken some photos where I posed nicely. I enjoyed the inside of this ship and remember that the old hard times in the seafare.

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Arden, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It began as a business venture, but Jamestown was the seed of our nation. The story is truly amazing. Here you see how they lived, what they faced, and everything about the three groups that started America: Englishmen, Africans, and the great nation of original people of this land. This first seat of government and a day in the colonial... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad I paid the admission and took my kids to this museum. While I am very familiar with the story and history of Jamestown, I was not sure how this place worked. I was expecting to just be able to walk around for free and check out random Historic sites without going in. I was a bit... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank goodness someone told me about this place. It was less than a 10 minute drive from Colonial Williamsburg and was just incredible. I have three kids, ages 11, 9 and 6 and everyone loved it. It gives you history about this settlement, but also has many hands on exhibits for the kids. I would not miss this. Fabulous.

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