Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg

4.6
#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement offers a living recreation of the first successful English colony in North America. Located near the actual archaeological Jamestown site, the museum provides an open-air display of replica 17th-century buildings, a fort, and colonial life. You can explore the social history of the settlement through a series of exhibits and galleries, and experience a life-size Powhatan Native American village. To track the journey of the Jamestown colonists to the New World, don't miss the three sailing ships docked in the river. Visit the museum's gift shop for historical-themed souvenirs, hand-made ceramics, jewelry, and glassware. To visit Jamestown Settlement on your trip to Williamsburg, use our Williamsburg route planning site.
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  • I added this to my trip to colonial Williamsburg and was glad I did. Great history and a most enjoyable tour and visit, roaming the property and seeing all the details was most enjoyable. Picked up....  more »
  • I visited the Jamestown settlement on February 1st 2020. The indoor museum was done very nicely with a lot of interaction and information available. The outside was by guide only. We had three...  more »
  • This place is a man-made creation which tells the story of actually how our United States was founded, from the origins in Europe, to the settlers who made the way, and established our way of...  more »
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  • Such a fun and historical place to visit! Very informative! Being able to see replicas of the ships they sailed on was really cool! The exhibits inside and outside are set up really well!! Everyone was very willing to answer your questions! The staff is so great here!
  • A fantastic museum full of history. Went with the whole family, everyone found something they enjoyed! Even my 5 year old son helped assist the blacksmiths in making a hammer -which was the best part of his day there! The boats you can walk through were amazing and really neat to see. The employees in the walk-through area were very informative about the history of the town and seemed to love what they were doing there. I thoroughly enjoyed the Native American outdoor exhibit! Absolutely amazing to watch them make arrows and describe what it was like during the time period.
  • Pro tip: if you are a resident of the historic triangle, you can go in for free with your children. I love going to Jamestown. This may be nerdy but it's a great place to play Pokemon Go or Wizards Unite with my daughter as we watch the chickens or explore the ships. It's a great place to go for a fun day exploration.
  • Well done exhibitions. The Fort and Indian village give one a good idea how it felt in those days. The ships are wonderful and eye opening of what our forefathers had to cross the Atlantic with. I enjoyed the 30 minute movie. Worthwhile experience.
  • Very enjoyable museum. Tons of highly detailed exhibits. Great installations indoors and out. The food court had many delicious hot meals ready to go. The interpreters are really great.
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