Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg: Hours, Address, Jamestown Settlement Reviews: 4.5/5

Jamestown Settlement
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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DanaJ0
Marion, IN126 contributions
Check out the ships
Sep 2021
Enjoyed checking out the ships--hard to imagine so many people crowded into the available space, & the conditions in which they made the voyage. Good experience.
Written September 11, 2021
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David
Baltimore, MD22 contributions
Not this time
Sep 2021
Visited on 9/5. Overall disappointment. Only one ship was open and the Indian exhibit its could have been more professional. Dollar for Dollar not worth it.
Written September 6, 2021
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ANTHONY Y
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AMAZING
Mar 2021
My favorite part of the experience was the plays that they did. It was so realistic. Great job. Amazing
Written August 26, 2021
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Tony F.
Norfolk, VA32 contributions
It’s an awesome experience of Virginia History that will make you come back 2nd time around on your trip
Great History Lesson to learn about Virginia and Jamestown. Be sure to watch the 25 minute film before exploring the Settlement. It’s a great experience for the whole family.
Written August 25, 2021
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Katie W
Charleston, SC129 contributions
Fun Day Trip
Aug 2021
This was a super interesting day trip with lots of good historical information. There were plenty of exhibits with interesting things to look at, and they really tried to bring the history to life. It was fun to be able to go onboard a couple of ships, see an Indian village, and go inside colonial houses. The staff were all friendly, knowledgeable and seemed happy to be there. I paid $18 to go in for the day, and I think it was worth it.
Written August 14, 2021
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TroisChatsLies
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo3,961 contributions
Irresponsible
For such a beautiful, well maintained attraction, it was appalling to see that CDC health guidance was not implemented or followed. We were uncomfortable indoors with so many unmasked guests AND staff, at the very height of the most contagious peak of this pandemic. Disappointing and irresponsible.
Regardless of anyone's politics, a large institution such as this should at least respect health guidance from the CDC.
Written August 3, 2021
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liamgrease
Greenville, PA4 contributions
JAMESTOWN EXHIBIT FUN, OK CAFETERIA FOOD, GOOD PRICE GIFT SHOP
This trip was pretty interesting… I expected it to be your average history location, as many places around here just have boring signage, explaining this and that and blah blah blah. I was here with my sisters and parents, and not all of us are super hyped for historical info. But the exhibits here were really cool, immersive, and interactive. We layer down on the boat beds and rolled around and pretended there was a storm, strokes the pelts in the houses, and we actually climbed a ladder into an area we weren’t allowed into… a worked spotted us and came over but was really kind and just told us it was for safety, but it was cool that we even got a view of that part. Got some delicious icecream, and oh boy that was great! The cafeteria food made me feel like I was back in highschool. I got a corn dog and chicken fingers. Also a bottle of green tea. The lady working the food was alone, and she was a bit rude when we asked for specific options, questioning why we’d want our food a specific way even though it was for allergies. It was along the lines of “why wouldn’t you want a bun with your burger??” The cashier was super kind and nice to be around though. I’ll also say the gift shop prices were much better than other places around here, $0.45 post cards and cheap posters, I got one for $5.99. It was quite the interesting adventure and dive into the past! Only off putting part was seeing some white dude dressed as a native, didn’t think people were allowed to do that. Seems cancel culture hasn’t reached him yet!
Written August 2, 2021
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Odyssey409
United States78 contributions
Wonderful Experience
Aug 2020
(Pre-Covid Review)
The settlement is an interesting and educational place to visit. They have a few things you can do hands-on, but most of it is looking around, and learning from the people who are there. The Native American Village was very informative as well as the Jamestown settlement. And don't forget about this ship, that is a must-see as well!
Written July 29, 2021
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WmECamp
Detroit, MI497 contributions
What a nice visit
Jul 2021
The last time we visited Jamestown this didn't exist. What a great addition to the area. The research and attention to detail really shows. The size of the Museum building is enormous. We had a great visit.
Written July 28, 2021
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joefromcincy1961
West Chester, OH571 contributions
Really Worthwhile History Site
Jul 2021
The settlement is very interesting and educational. Seeing how the Indians of the time lived was very cool, as were the recreated working boats. The recreated settlement was really educational - don't miss the demonstration of how to load and fire a flintlock rifle. Really enjoyed our visit.
Written July 27, 2021
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