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Just a short walk to the glasshouse and fortunately the rain chose to lighten up while we were there. Watched two glassblowers show their talents. They readily answered questions. Gift shop offerings were beautiful. Awesome to watch!
I've lost track of the number of times I've been to the glasshouse, and love going there. Each time it's a bit different because they are constantly making different types of blown glass. The interpreters and volunteer docent were fantastic, and we really enjoyed watching...More
If you are visiting Historic Jamestowne, stop in since it is on your way. The gentlemen will show and tell you about the glass that they are blowing right in front of you. They will also tell you about glass blowing in the colonial period....More
This is a working glasshouse. There are people there blowing glass into different shapes....pumpkins are the big one right now. There are also many of these pieces of glass for sale so you can bring home your own souvenir from the glasshouse. We have several...More
My family stopped at the Glasshouse mainly because it was raining and it looked like a cool thing to do that's indoors. The Glasshouse has a huge furnace with many openings for glass workers to create their beautiful, handmade works (that they sell!). It was...More
Historic Jamestown is part of Colonial National Park, part of the National Park Service, so an admission fee or a National Park Pass is required. A mile or so away is the Jamestown Settlement, which includes a recreation of... More
Historic Jamestown is part of Colonial National Park, part of the National Park Service, so an admission fee or a National Park Pass is required. A mile or so away is the Jamestown Settlement, which includes a recreation of a Powhatan Indian Village, the three ships that brought the first settlers here and a reproduction fort they built when they arrived. This is a separate museum with its own admission fee.
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There’s no individual website for this attraction because Jamestown Glasshouse is part of the Colonial National Historical Park, a National Park Service unit comprised of Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. Sorry... More
There’s no individual website for this attraction because Jamestown Glasshouse is part of the Colonial National Historical Park, a National Park Service unit comprised of Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. Sorry, but TripAdvisor will not let me post the actual website, but you can google National Park Service and get the website that way.
As is the case with many National Park Service (NPS) sites, the hours are usually 8:00 AM or 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Glasshouse hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
The whole national park site is closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25th and January 1st.
There is a fee that will get you into all parts of Jamestown and Yorktown; however, the Glasshouse is off the main driveway up to the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center and is separate from the main part of the grounds. There should be no fee.
F.Y.I. - The NPS has a website for sales of goods, including the Jamestown glass. It’s eParks. And, they are having a 20% off sale right now. I’ve bought things from that website before, and it’s reliable. No need to lug the item around. For the purist, the original color of the Jamestown glass was green.
Additionally, attractions in the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg/Jamestown/Yorktown can be confusing because there are NPS sites and Commonwealth of Virginia sites with similar names. Historic Jamestowne is NPS; Jamestown Settlement next door is Commonwealth. Ditto in Yorktown. And, some people confuse Colonial National Historical Park with Colonial Williamsburg.
Also, if you use a GPS, it may not recognize Jamestown as a separate entity. That’s because it is really Jamestown Island which is a part of Williamsburg.
I hope that you enjoy your trip as much as I enjoyed mine in April!