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Historic Jamestowne, Williamsburg

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Situated on the banks of the James River, Historic Jamestowne represents the site of the first English colony in North America. You can wander among reconstructed buildings of the original James Fort, which resemble their 17th-century appearance. Dig deeper by exploring the archaeological museum that displays items from the original English colonists, local Native American tribes, and the Africans who called the region home. Facing the river, catch a glimpse of the statue of John Smith, a leader in the development of the Virginia Colony in its early years. Before you head to Williamsburg, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Williamsburg holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Williamsburg has to offer, including Historic Jamestowne.
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  • We live in Virginia and have been to Jamestown before, but it can be confusing for first time visitors. There is the Jamestown Settlement, which is a recreation, with replicas of the ships that brough...  more »
  • This was a nice, brief stop during our vacation. Unless you are really into archeology, there really isn't much to see. The park ranger talk we went to was informative and interesting. There is a muse...  more »
  • Went on the archeologist led tour and it was fantastic. Danny obviously knew his stuff. He had been personally involved with many discoveries and it was great to hear his stories. To be able to watch ...  more »
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  • This is the office in the location where you buy tickets to see the historic Jamestown fort site.. this is a federal park but within it is private property where they are doing the actual archaeological dig at the location of the original fort founded by John Smith.. The tickets were $14 for each adult they were good for 24 hours. there was also volunteers and Park service Rangers available if you wanted those type of tours, as well as just being able to walk around.. it is a really beautiful place, with an amazing history and story behind it planned on spending most of the day there if possible it is well worth the time and the effort
  • A very informative tour of the first colony in the Americas by Great Britain settlers. You can watch an informative video prior to heading out and exploring the immediate area. There is also a small museum towards the back of the grounds that is absolutely worth stopping by with tons of information on the troubling times Jamestown settlers struggled through. The facility was clean and the staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
  • This is the original settlement site. It has a nice museum, and a great way to view ongoing archaeology at the actual site. It would be nice if this site and the Jamestown Settlement Museums could find a way to work together, instead of compete. Both have something to offer. We visited both in one day and had a great time.
  • We arrived a half hour before closing and the staff allowed us to lead our own self-guided tour until sunset. The walk and scenery were beautiful! Spectacular archeological museum.
  • Our tour guide was the archaeologist that had dug up several important artifacts and skeletons. Where else can you go to learn history from someone helping to make discoveries. Simply amazing.