Jamestown Glasshouse113 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 1355 Colonial National Historic Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185, United States
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8776287275
- Ticket Price: 14 USD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Specialty Shop
The Jamestown Glasshouse is located in Jamestown, Virginia and is part of the Historic Jamestowne experience. It was first built in 1608, just a few yards away from the current glasshouse. It was abandoned in 1624.
These glasshouses were excavated in 1948. The glasshouse that exists today was built during the 1970s. Instead of trees like in the olden days, the furnaces use natural gas for fuel.
- Costumed glassblowers still make glass their daily which looks very similar to what was made in the past.
- They explain the art and history of glassblowing to guests.
- The glass they make is available at the gift shop.
- Wine bottles, pitchers, candleholders and various other glass objects are made there.
Jamestown Glasshouse Travel Tips
- Try and go early in the morning so that the artisans have time to talk to you.
Entrance Ticket Details For Jamestown Glasshouse
- Your ticket price includes the entire visit to Historic Jamestown.
- General admission is free for children and active military “access pass” holders.
How to Reach Jamestown Glasshouse
- Bus: No 13 stop Ferry
- Jamestown Pie Co
- Five Forks Cafe
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15.17% of people who visit Williamsburg include Jamestown Glasshouse in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
76.92% of people start their Jamestown Glasshouse visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Jamestown Glasshouse
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jamestown Glasshouse
Jamestown Glasshouse Reviews & Ratings
We enjoyed our trip to the Glasshouse. Our son is here from Texas and we wanted to get him some one of a kind glass pieces to display in his home. The staff was awesome and they made this an enjoyable place to visit. And by the way the glass pieces are beautiful!
Always excited to visit the Glasshouse here at Jamestown. These people are very talented. We did have a problem with the lady in the gift shop area. She didn't want to give us the military discount because our National Park Access pass doesn't say military on it. Even though I have a military ID she said that my Access Pass had to say military on it. When we went down the road to the Jamestown Settlement, the fellow at the ticket counter informed me that the pass that says military on it is only an annual pass. It expires every year. My pass is lifetime. These do not state military on them due to non military people are eligible for these passes. He also said as long as I had military ID, I should have received a military discount. I hope this gets straightened out.
Very interesting. We watched wine bottles being made. The folks working there were very friendly and happy to answer questions. I recommend you check it out!
A must stop when if you’re in the area and exploring historical sites. My wife and I had a great time watching glass being blown and sculpted into something great. An employee came to us and explained what was happening while the other blew the glass. When you’re done watching, make sure to stop by the store connected to it for some amazing pieces for sale. We got a cute smaller flower vase for around $10.
Fascinating place to visit! The people working there are keeping the art, as it was practiced by Jamestownians, alive. They are also very friendly and knowledgeable and you will learn a lot talking to them. Don't forget to buy a glass, vase, ornament, etc!