Historic Jamestowne Tours
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Jamestown was the first English settlement in the United States, beginning as James Fort in 1607 and developing into one of the most successful early colonies. It was here that the English first interacted with local Virginia Native Americans, as well as the first site of Africans and the earliest known slavery in North America. Today it’s both a national park and part of Preservation Virginia. The site seeks to preserve the history and culture of the three cultures that first coexisted here.
Archaeologists are still uncovering historic artifacts from the site of James Fort, and visitors to the area can view the growing collection of more than 1,000 artifacts at the Archaearium. It’s also famously the spot where Pocahontas married and lived with Englishman John Rolfe.
The Jamestowne visitor center also features exhibits of the area’s history and a small theater. Perhaps the most fascinating part of the visiting the historic site are the remaining structures from the era, including a 17th century brick church tower.
Historic Jamestowne can be found on Jamestown Island at the western end of Colonial Parkway. Admission to the park is $14, though remains free from children 15 and under and includes 7 days of access. The entrance gate is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily. The visitors center is the perfect place to plan and begin your exploration of the park.
Address: Island Drive, Jamestowne, Virginia, USA
Hours: Open daily from 9 am - 5 pm
Admission: $14 (free for children 15 and under)
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Historic Jamestowne
This one-of-a-kind tour is a two-day excursion that takes you from Washington, DC to Williamsburg, VA and the Historic Triangle, one of America’s most popular destinations. Ideal for traveling with others or on your own, this exciting trip starts off with a comfortable 3-hour ride through Virginia to your hotel located in Williamsburg. It’s two convenient and jam-packed days of history and fun – without the hassle of planning or driving on your own. You’ll visit Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, home of the country’s first colonial settlement in 1607, spend time at the world-famous 18th Century Colonial Williamsburg and see the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Yorktown Battlefield where the Revolutionary War came to its thrilling end. In the evening, there will be time to hit the Williamsburg Premium Outlets for shopping, enjoy a great meal or enjoy time relaxing at the hotel. Following your breakfast/Day 2 activities, you'll head back to DC in time for dinner!
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are Historic Jamestowne hours of operation?
Historic Jamestowne hours of operation: Open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Historic Jamestowne?
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