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Jamestown Settlement

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2110 Jamestown Rd, Route 31 S, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a marvelous place. (I think I left a previous review, but TripAdvisor saying I didn’t - so maybe two good reviews). This place is a definite must see. Early American history. Makes you realize, America maybe a young country as it’s own nation,...More

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

Great place to see if you are interested in early American history and life in the early colonies. Been here several times, but on the most recent trip really enjoyed the Tenacity exhibit detailing the lives of women (English, African and Native) who were influential...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank James T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We specifically went to the museum for the TENACITY exhibit, and we were not disappointed. The museum itself is a stunning structure. The exhibit included numerous artifacts from the early Jamestown and Virginia time period. There were stories of numerous real women from the days,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank boblink515794
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this site on a cold and blustery January day. No matter. The tour guides kept our minds off of the weather with their detailed accounts of life in this settlement. The Visitor Center is amazing and full of history. Staff was very friendly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the guided tour. Very informative and interactive. They have 2 movies. 1 is about 40 minutes. I don't know about the other. They have a woman's exhibit running upstairs. Not as exciting as I had hoped, but it's worth going to. The cafe is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mrs-Mr-Wiggles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went through the museum. The Tenacity exhibit was OUTSTANDING. Then we went to the outside area where they reenacted Jamestown. Our tour guide was very informative. When we got to the boat area a young man got out many of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank henriettagal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see and learn. Give yourself 3-6 hours. Museum is small but packed with lots of archeological findings. Docents were very knowledgeable and helpful. Not sure if children can appreciate. Didn’t get to see ships at this time of year or the Indian village....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it was pouring rain the day we decided to venture into the Jamestown settlement, it was also the time of government shut down. We were not able to see the visitors center, but they were selling half price tickets to see the settlement and...More

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

You learn a lot about how the early settlers arrived there. Also learn how the Native Americans got taken and treated horribly. FYI No pictures in a large part of the museum. See the ship, fort so you have an idea of how cramped the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PeterHa1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the time we spent at the Jamestown Settlement and learning the history of the Powhatan Indians and the recreated fort and 3 ships that brought the settlers to America. All was interesting and the interpreters were very informative with a lot of interesting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kevin L
July 24, 2018|
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Response from Jodi H | Reviewed this property |
Parts of the museum are indoors and part are outdoors. All of the interactive parts are outdoors. So if you have a break in the rain, you can go out. For us, the outdoor experience was great! The inside is typical museum... More
July 22, 2018|
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Response from sickelmore | Property representative |
No. Ships are free with admission.
June 30, 2018|
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Response from N9122RYdavidh | Reviewed this property |
Historic Jamestown is the actual site. That is where the archeologists are, finding new things all the time. It is part of the National Park System. Jamestown Settlement is run by the State of Virginia. Everything there is a... More