“A place of many Beginnings”
Welcome to Historic Jamestowne! Your visit to Historic Jamestowne can be made more enjoyable and memorable with a little advanced planning and knowledge. This can often make the difference between a good visit and a great visit.
Not to be confused with Jamestown Settlement (the living history village). This is totally worth the stop. They have a building that houses a theater that shows short films, a gift shop and LOTS of great artifacts. Outside, you can see where old buildings that were part of the settlement are being excavated and YOU CAN WALK WHERE POCAHONTAS AND JOHN SMITH WALKED. So exciting!
This is a pleasant island with tons of cool history. Most of the island has gone back to nature with a few constructed, reconstructed and cool buildings near the town.
Kids will like it and get a daily dose of history. The ferry across the river is nearby, free and fun.
A fantastic historical site with beautiful scenery. There's a lot to do here, so you could spend an hour or two, as I did, or do a lot more. I met someone working on the reconstruction effort there, so it seems there's a lot more coming soon!
This was my favorite place in the Historic Triangle... the feeling I got thinking how I was standing where the first settlers had stood was bone chilling. There were plenty of things to do : intro film, museum exhibits, walking the grounds... we spent 5 hours here including the glass house. We took the small scenic drive to the tip of the island - if you like learning that little bit more while sipping coffee I highly recommend this, it only took 15 minutes plus any time you spend walking to the couple of scenic points. There were no crowds, we visited in September during the week. There were archaeology digs actively in progress. We have the senior forever national park pass so admission is free although there was a $5 per person charge by the Virginia Preservation Society.
So much history in one place. You might need to brush up on your history before visiting since there was no tour or anyone on the grounds outside to answer any history related questions
Went on a raining day ... unfortunately.
Lots of outdoor walk around... not able to make the tkts worthy.
Good thing is the admission could be extended for 6 day re-entry .
I was here in 2011 and thought it was pretty cool to stand where a lot of American history started. Cool museum and stories of settlers that lived before us. Worth a couple hours of your time to take it in.
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Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center
- Mon - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
- Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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