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“Quite an adventure”

Historic Jamestowne
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Colonial Williamsburg Admission
Ranked #1 of 100 things to do in Williamsburg
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Owner description: Historic Jamestowne is the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America. Ongoing archaeology at the site of James Fort has changed our understanding of the struggles and triumphs of early 1600s life in Virginia. Living history programs and an archaeology museum tell the story of this dramatic rediscovery. The site is jointly administered by the National Park Service and Preservation Virginia.
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Jamestowne is one of the oldest and best preserved European settlements in the Americas and it was a pleasure to visit and see the beginnings of American settlements. Due to issues out of the control of historians and archaeologists, parts of the town and fort are being lost to the nearby James River, but the excavation and documentation of the settlement continues and will provide visitors with an accurate sense of history for years to come.

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Reviewed February 11, 2014

If you are short on time, make this place a priority! Here you will see the Tercentenary Monument and Memorial Church, both constructed in 1907 for the 300th Anniversary; statues of Pocahontas and John Smith and the Archaearium which, in addition to exhibiting items found on the archaeological dig, is also a research center.

The brick tower which stands in front of the church was erected around 1690 and is the only surviving 17th century structure at Jamestown. The original brick and cobblestone foundation of the early church can still be found in the interior of the existing church.

You can rent the church, which seats 75, for your own use at a cost of $800 for two hours.

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Visited here during a conference tour and had a great time. We love all things historic so this was right up our alley! The grounds are lovely, even on a cold February day (35 degrees but was still enjoyable with a coat on). The museums are interesting along with the nice little gift shop.

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Family brought me to Williamsburg twice in the last 6 months. Since my husband and I are history buffs, I went on my own on the first trip and brought him with me on the second. I had heard about Jamestowne via TV, but it was much more interesting to see it. When we returned the second time,there were personnel involved in an archaeological dig and they took the time to talk to us. They told us that it may get largely swamped by rising sea levels, so go while you can.

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is an amazing place! The museum itself is outstanding and should not be missed. The visitor's center has a nice display and movie. The grounds are fascinating and you can see actual achaeological digs that are going on right now. Jamestowne has several sights that have been named some of the world's most significant archaeolocal sites! Don't miss seeing this amazing historical site.

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