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Historic Jamestowne, Williamsburg

#2 of 309 in Museums in Virginia
Must see · History Museum · Historic Site
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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  • Really enjoyed watching archeological digs & the museum. Liked the more "adult" scholarly atmosphere of the historic site as compared to the Settlement, which I think was more appropriate for kids.  more »
  • We arrived in time to join an excellent tour! So much has changed since our visit 20 years ago. This is where it all started and the archaeological digs have discovered the fort, church, cemetery and....  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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