Jamestown SettlementCurrently Closed
- 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
Jamestown Settlement - Review
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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95% of people who visit Williamsburg include Jamestown Settlement in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
68.12% of people start their Jamestown Settlement visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Jamestown Settlement
93.15% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jamestown Settlement
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Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg Reviews
This is a great place for history Buffs and people who just like to see interesting things. There are lots of docents and interpreters there that can really tell you the story about the Jamestown Settlement and life in the very early days of our country. There are demonstrations that go on throughout the settlement the entire day. The gift shops are great they have a wide variety of memorabilia and lots of stuff that kids love. The grounds are kept very well. The facilities are very nice. Almost everywhere in Jamestown is handicapped accessible with the exception of the ships. This is a year-round educational gem!
The displays are great and informative... But this is NOT THE HISTORICAL SITE. This is a museum. Well done and informative.. but if you want the actual site... It's around the corner. Which you will also have to pay to see.. SEE THE HISTORICAL SITE FIRST.
Truly a unique experience. I was surprised to see how well made all of the exhibitions were here. The inside of the museum had a very nice introduction movie, that helped set the mood. The actors outside in the camp were a great addition. They had tons of knowledge about the time period, making the whole experience so much better. Can recommend this to anyone with a sense of curiosity.
A wonderful, informative experience. I'll definitely be back to see more. There's so much to do that we couldn't see everything in one day. My children really enjoyed talking to the actors in each area and asking questions about what life was like in the past. They also enjoyed exploring the boats and taking the ferry over to Jamestown. My favorite part was the indoor musuem.
Very cool history at the settlement. They have it set up like a story with a path outside and different stops along the way including an Indian village, English ships and a settlement. The inside museum was very nice as well. Very dynamic chronological displays and clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. Wear comfortable shoes, there's a lot of walking to see everything.
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