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“GORGEOUS”
Review of Jamestown Island

Ranked #653 of 2,209 things to do in Virginia
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Owner description: This island, where Pocahontas lived, offers many sights for the ecotourist.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,741 reviews
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“GORGEOUS”
Reviewed 13 August 2012

This island has GORGEOUS views. It's very natural.
We arrived earlier and we stopped next to the park entrance. And we found an amazing view over the river. It almost looked a painting. It was perfect.
We drove around and we saw more terrific views and birds.
It's really beautiful!
And the United States started in this place. There was the first English settlement in the USA.

Visited August 2012
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English first
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“The UNITED STATES LITERALLY STARTED HERE!!! TOTALLY A MUST SEE for evey American!”
Reviewed 28 July 2012 via mobile

Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in what eventually became the USA! Consquently America literally started here in 1607; that's 13 years before the Mayflower landed in MA. This is a mind-blowing site with one of the most important archeological digs in US history in progress. It's amazing to watch the original fort being explored. Be sure to visit the museum which is full of items from that original fort. It's just surreal to see these relics from the first days of English colonization in the early 1600s.

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Manassas, Virginia
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“Can't wait to return”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Went to Jamestown Island as a last-minute whim so didn't have much time there (only 2 hours). But, what we saw was great and I'm glad I purchased a year pass so that I can return and see it properly. We went to a presentation in the main visitor's building which talked about indentured servants and wow, very impressive and informative. The rain had finally stopped so we walked down to the fort site, again impressive. We didn't get to see the dig sites or anything as it had been pouring rain and they were all covered. We went to the building which holds the finds from the dig and did a quick run through there, didn't get to see everything but what we did see was highly impressive. I am so looking forward to going back!

Visited July 2012
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College Station, Texas
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“Great Historic Site”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

It was great to hear about and see the first permanent English settlement. I was surprised that development of the site is still relatively in the early stages. I look forward to returning in the future to see new archaeological finds.

Visited June 2012
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Tx
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“So informative!!”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Jamestown is a great place to visit to learn about the start of our country...

Visited April 2011
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