Historic Jamestowne, Williamsburg

4.7
#2 of 303 in Museums in Virginia
Situated on the banks of the James River, Historic Jamestowne represents the site of the first English colony in North America. You can wander among reconstructed buildings of the original James Fort, which resemble their 17th-century appearance. Dig deeper by exploring the archaeological museum that displays items from the original English colonists, local Native American tribes, and the Africans who called the region home. Facing the river, catch a glimpse of the statue of John Smith, a leader in the development of the Virginia Colony in its early years. Put Historic Jamestowne and other Williamsburg day trip planning app attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I spent a few hours here one afternoon while working nearby. The visitor’s center is quite nice and the intro movie is a good starting place. Walk through the building and onto the path to the...  more »
  • The museum on the island was full of interesting artifacts. They also had a demonstration of how chainmail clothing was fabricated. The church was lovely and cleverly showed the original foundation...  more »
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  • This is a great way to learn the history of Jamestown. That being said it was way too much walking for my kids ages 5 and 2, and while they really enjoyed the Ed Shed they were really too young to stay interested in the history. The tours that were being conducted sounded great, I would have enjoyed them! Just keep in mind that young kids do not have much to keep their interest here and it is a lot of walking. And DO NOT in anyway CONFUSE THIS WITH the JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT that has a reconstructed replica of the fort, Powhatan village and ships along with people dressed in time period and demonstrating things throughout the settlement.
  • The Visitor Center for the Jamestown site. Not to be confused with the Settlement. A film, a few exhibits and artifacts. Restrooms of course and a gift shop. Entry way to the Jamestown Historic site. Partly run by the Federal government. Remember to check the weather before going. Also remember to check the websites to see what discounts are available for you.
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