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Historic Jamestowne

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Colonial Williamsburg Admission
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“john rolfe”(99 reviews)
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...more
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1368 Colonial Pkwy, Jamestowne, Williamsburg, VA 23081-0001
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent several hours touring Jamestown. You need to go with a guide to see everything. Very interesting for the grandkids to see how life was like in those times.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 9roytan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You just have to stop at Jamestown. What are you in this area for if you don’t? It’s an amazing place. The museum/welcome center is great with tons of information. Will take you hours to read and look at it all. Then the tour (I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank christopherhalk
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice interactive museum. The staff is great and the exhibits are enjoyable. There is an indoor museum and outdoor reenactment.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gary M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My disappointment that my trip to visit family in Williamsburg ended up during the government shut down was soon overcome. I was not able to do all of the drive around & experiences in Jamestown, but was able to visit the archaeological dig around the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank bettnott
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Williamsburg, but only recently visited the arch. digs in Jamestown. We expected to walk around the grounds for an hour, but ended up spending 4 hours there. The glass blowing exhibit was the best.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank rdbyrne48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great find and great location. Wealth of information to be learned at this location. Might need to stop for a second visit in the future.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jon L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful opportunity to experience, first hand, a bit of the history of our country. Prepare to spend a full day to soak in all your can.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank William S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited during the shut down, and there was only half the site in operation. We were a bit dubious as to whether we would get value for our money. However, we were pleasantly surprised. The museum was very informative and interesting and we all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank hippy_chippy_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at historic james town. the majority of the site is wheelchair friendly, even if some of the roads are gravel and sloped. I hope that everyone can enjoy this area as much as we did.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank dananickerson82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff was very friendly and museum rooms were excellent. All in all, it was very nice and would go back again

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank trophyUSA
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Kathy C
January 18, 2019|
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Response from srtidd |
First be aware that Historic Jamestown is a theme park type operation separate from the National park Jamestown historic site. In the National park you must stop at the visitor's center to register. There is admission... More
Melanie E E
October 11, 2018|
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Response from LJS757 | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of hotels affiliated with colonial Williamsburg that are within walking distance. Merchant street that adjoins the colonial Williamsburg also have quite a few highly rated restaurants. However, it’s also... More
January 17, 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