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Historic Jamestowne, Williamsburg

#2 of 308 in Museums in Virginia
Must see · Historic Site · History Museum
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 attractions into our Williamsburg day trip planning app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The history of this place is worth the visit alone. Learning from the resident archaeologists was neat. I learned so much. Be sure to take the archaeological tour and learn about the settlement...  more »
  • Colonial Williamsburg was too much walking for our three boys, and perhaps inaccessible intellectually. Jamestown was better - less walking, inexpensive, and more interactive. We liked the actors and....  more »
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