Jamestown Settlement

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  • Address: 2110 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-7572534838
  • Ticket Price: 17 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Archaeological Site , Exhibition

About Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg

Jamestown Settlement is a living history museum where costumed interpreters portray the life of a resident of Jamestown in the 17th century. It is a comprehensive reconstruction of the life and times of the early English settlers and the settlement is situated adjacent to Historic Jamestowne.

It was in the 19th century that the first efforts were made at historical preservation and since then, this has become a popular tourist destination for those who want to learn about the earliest settlement in North America and the English settlers interaction with the Native American peoples.

  • Located near Historic Jamestowne.
  • Digs have unearthed the original palisade line, more than 3 wells, 10 structures and over a million artefacts.
  • Archaeological work is on-going.
  • Apart from re-enactments, there are films and gallery exhibits.

Jamestown Settlement Information

  • Free parking is available.
  • All areas of the museum are wheelchair accessible except on board the ships. You can call 888-593-4682 toll free for information on accessibility for people with disability.
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are available; however they are on a first come first serve basis, so you might want to reach the park early to book one.
  • Photography and videography are not allowed.
  • Outside food and drinks are not allowed.

Jamestown Settlement Ticket Prices

  • Ages 6-12: $7.75
  • Children under 6 years of age are allowed free entry.

How To reach Jamestown Settlement by Public Transport

  • Rented car

Restaurants Near Jamestown Settlement

  • Jamestown Settlement has its own café called the Jamestown Settlement Café. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.

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  • 91.09% of people who visit Williamsburg include Jamestown Settlement in their plan

  • 67.85% of people start their Jamestown Settlement visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Jamestown Settlement

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

93.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jamestown Settlement

People normally club together Williamsburg Pottery and Williamsburg Winery while planning their visit to Jamestown Settlement.

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Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg Reviews

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Jamestown Settlement! It was raining and cold but my 10 year old really engaged and listened to all the fun informative costumed historians! They had fun info to share and made it interesting for him and for us! I had a peanut soup in the cafeteria and some out of this world cornbread! Great food for a cafeteria setting! It was a great day!

  • Very neat experience. They have recreated an Indian village the houses used in that time period. They have a blacksmith you can watch make stuff they have the lady with a key for spices they have an Armory they shoot off of musket to show you what it would have sounded like. The ships are also very interesting and amazing how many people they kept on board across the whole ocean. I recommend it!

  • A good warning is that it gets very hot if you go in the summer after walking around a bit (coming from someone who lives in Texas). But otherwise a very interesting walk and cool ships for kids to walk and explore on. The people acting in costumes are the best and it's insane they have so many layers in the heat! Live demonstrations and things to hold with the actors explaining the stuff inside each of the houses while you catch a chance to cool off.

  • Enjoyed our visit to Jamestown! Inside museum was a great representation of the old english days. A lot to read, a lot to see! Outside they have reproduction of old Jamestown settlement and Indian village with workers who are knowledgeable historians. Jamestown fort also has musket shootings which is a must to see! They also have historically accurate replicas of ships that the settlement used in their time. The ships are very detailed even down to their sleeping quarters. Can't wait to go back!

  • This was an amazing history lesson for someone who didn't know a lot about what happened here. And an awesome visit. Perfect for kids and adults of all ages. Friendly and very knowledgeable guides and staff. A must see for locals and international visitors. A great leisurely day. Oh and the tall ships totally cool.

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