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Historic Jamestowne

1368 Colonial Pkwy, Jamestowne, Williamsburg, VA 23081-0001
+1 757-856-1250
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1368 Colonial Pkwy, Jamestowne, Williamsburg, VA 23081-0001
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"john rolfe"
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Reviewed yesterday

As far as a historical perspective, this is a very important site. The artifacts museum deserves an "Excellent"! Though interesting to walk the Jamestowne site and see where the old structures were, I don't understand why after doing the archaeological digs they covered everything back...More

Thank Butch E
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Many years since last visit found it very interesting and informative well maintained clean restrooms ample parking

Thank Roy1155
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Historic Jamestowne is the original location of James Fort and is now an active archeological site where artifacts are still being discovered. There are numerous narrated walking tours and live actors portraying historic moments. There is also a well-done museum. It is much more than...More

Thank Kelly R
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this! It is a true pictorial history of Jamestowne. I think I might see where some History textbooks will be re-written. I love the way they are using this archaeological sight to prove and disprove history. I HIGHLY recommend this trip!

Thank Nikki S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Much is happening at both Jamestowne and Newtowne. In the former, the Church has discovered close to 90 bodies and most recently, they’re building a “clean room” to further investigate numerous bodies in conjunction with the Smithsonian where they think with the newest disclosures about...More

Thank Ray K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As one of the most genuinely historic places in America, we found this a perfect activity for our family with an elementary school girl. Not too big but also not too small and being an active dig area added some really good learning for our...More

Thank TheBatFreak777
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited with our teen daughter on a trip to the Williamsburg, VA area. We purchased the Historic Triangle tour ticket. It was a great price and worth it! To be able to stand at the fort at Jamestowne was amazing and the Preservation Virginia...More

Thank MM2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful experience. I have taught about Jamestown for years and was excited to go. This is the actual site of Jamestown while the other is the recreation of Jamestown. Not sure if people know the difference but both are worth visiting. My kids liked seeing...More

Thank Beth R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visit Jamestown every 4-5 years. There is always something new that has been discovered. It's a fascinating place.

Thank jgattonshirer
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My family and I recently visited Historic Jamestowne. We completely lucked out in arriving in time to join an archeological tour given by Justin B. The title of the tour was misleading because it was about much more than just the sites that were excavated....More

Thank Ohmanschina
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kittenspaws65
17 January 2018|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 3-4 hours at Jamestown. A nice little film followed by a tour of the facilities and just some time to marvel how hardy and tough these folks really were. Their level of endurance was far above what... More
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ssshirer
2 January 2018|
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Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
Per the question the answer is accurately yes and no, here are specifics... 1. Interagency Senior, Annual and Colonial Park Pass - $5 Preservation Virginia entrance fee for pass holder and up to three additional adults with... More
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ssshirer
2 January 2018|
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Response from MF S | Reviewed this property |
We used a senior park pass and all but $5 per person was covered.
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