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Jamestown Settlement

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Address: 2110 Jamestown Rd, Route 31 S, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 757-253-4838
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My 4 kids, ages 5-14, all enjoyed this fabulous, hands on experience. I thought we'd be there a couple hours and then move on but we stayed close to 5 hours and still didn't spend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 4 kids, ages 5-14, all enjoyed this fabulous, hands on experience. I thought we'd be there a couple hours and then move on but we stayed close to 5 hours and still didn't spend a ton of time on the second floor exhibit. I was hesitant to book this, as we were spending the day before at Colonial Williamsburg,... More 

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Temple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family was impressed with the honest history presented during our tour. We will definitely visit again. Hubby is a history buff and he thought that this place is worth another visit. Maybe, he will retire here to be a tour guide.😂

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Thank Yvette M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum has recreated an authentic Indian village, the fort that protected the original settlers, and the ships that brought them here. What I like about this place is that they don't use antiques and ropes and plexi. You can really immerse yourself in the past. Fun place.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my second time to the Jamestown Settlement with my family. They do such a great job bringing history alive. Furthermore this time the kids got to do an activity that allowed them to barter, just like the English did with the Native Americans. Very well done

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My kids (6/9 at the time) loved the 3 hours we spent here (better than Colonial Williamsburg). They had a lot more hands on activities and things to see with the museum, settlement, ships and Indian village. It's worth hanging around and listening to the guided tour (every 20 mins or so).

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Riner, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter, 13, really loved this place. There are a ton of exhibits and the living history outside was awesome. The ability to "barter" corn for a glass bead was awesome for my daughter! The folks are nice and they even have a cafe on site!

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Amherst, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is such a neat place to learn about the first successful settlement in America. The arrival, their way of life, struggles, and growth. It is extremely interactive for the children. It kept my kids attention and they learned a lot. They loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought it would be boring but i was wrong. They are very interactive and the history is amazing. Brought my 9 year old and 4 year old. They enjoyed it.

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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our Granddaughters enjoyed the interaction. They learned about bartering. They learned a lot from the ships and the native village.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited for a couple hours. We enjoyed it. It was just so hot while we were here. Over 100* and very humid. The artifacts and exhibits were very nice and enjoyable.

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