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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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  • We have the 4th grader national parks pass, so we were able to get in for $10 each. It's very cool to imagine the first settlers living there.  more »
  • This was our first visit to this location. It was very neat to see the original settlement. There were several archeologist working and they were very nice and would stop working to explain what...  more »
  • It was definitely worth a visit to Jamestown/Yorktown. Plan on 2 days to be able to see everything at a leisurely pace. A lot of walking in the outdoors. Be sure to take the guided tour to revamp your history knowledge and then venture off on your own for an afternoon by the river. Friendly staff and very clean environment. Souvenir shop and good food.
  • It was a great place to see where the artifacts from Jamestown was discovered.

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