Jamestown Settlement

Godspeed, Discovery and Godspeed, Discovery and Susan Constant, re-creations of the English ships that arrived in Virginia in 1607, are moored at Jamestown Settlement. Jamestown Settlement exhibition galleries feature an expansive collection of objects from the 16th and 17th centuries. Visitors on board Jamestown Settlement's Godspeed. Making rope in Jamestown Settlement's Powhatan Indian village. A family tries on armor in Jamestown Settlement's re-created fort. Baking bread in Jamesotwn Settlement's re-created fort.
Godspeed, Discovery and Susan Constant, re-creations of the English ships that arrived in Virginia...
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2110 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Region Hampton Roads
Locality James City
Phone: (757) 253-4838
Toll-Free: (888) 593-4682
Fax: (757) 253-5299
Website www.historyisfun.org

Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, explores America's first permanent English colony through film, galleries and living history in outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, three English ships and 1610-14 colonial fort. Guided tours are offered daily.

Expansive gallery exhibits and an introductory film, 1607: A Nation Takes Root, trace Jamestown's beginnings in England and the first century of the Virginia colony and describe the Powhatan Indian, English and west central African cultures that converged in early Virginia. Outdoors, visitors can grind corn, climb aboard one of three replica ships - Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery, or try on armor to experience life in the Jamestown colony.

Special programs include "Arms & Artillery" theme month in August. "Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe" special exhibition opens September 19 and features a "Community Day: On the Riverfront" event on September 20. In time for the holidays, enjoy "Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia" Nov. 27-29 and "A Colonial Christmas" in December.

Administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and supported by Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., for private fund development.


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Admission Fee: $16.00 adults, $7.50 ages 6-12. Save 20% with a combination ticket with the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution: $20.50 adults, $10.25 ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. Free parking.

Last Updated: 7/23/2014 2:53 PM
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