Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 2110 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, United States
Ticket Price: 17 USD
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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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Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg Reviews
We visited after Christmas on a cold day, but our experience didn't match what other reviewers seemed to experience. The museum itself is very rich feeling and laid out well to take you through early history. We didn't notice many hands on activities inside however. Traveling with children, we anticipated the living history portion to have the biggest impact, but that simply didn't happen. The Indian village is very small. While what is there is well done, the interpreters were hard to distinguish from other visitors and were not very interactive. We tried to use the online"game" to enrich the experience, but the kids were not engaged and found the videos not a good fit out of doors. The ships were much more interesting with interpreters who actually seemed interested in what they were doing. This part of the trip was easily the highlight. The outdoor your finishes at the recreation of the fort. Again, the buildings are well done but the interpreters were scattered about and while better than the Indians, it required you to seek them out if you had any kind of question. We've visited many living history museums and this fell far short in comparison. While a fun stop, especially if you have the triangle pass, just go with reasonable expectations. It won't be the best ever, but is manageable and interesting.
One of the best museums/sites we have ever visited. Detailed history laid out in stages, easy to follow and very good descriptions along the way. The replica tall ships in the harbor were built to the same design/dimensions as the ones used by the settlers making this even more amazing. The settlement was well staffed who were highly knowledgeable and willing to speak with you on all aspects of the history behind the settlement. The restaurant on-site offers an excellent variety of food at a very affordable price so it allows you time to break during your experience. Expect to spend the better part of a day. This is a MUST VISIT site!!!!
Incredible walk through a historical experience. The recreated buildings were done to the nth degree of historical knowledge. The reeactors were incredibly knowledgeable and willing to share their particular knowledge and skills. That just addresses the outdoor walking area. The indoor museum was one of the best laid out museums I've ever seen, and it was very expansive. Great experience!
Been here in the Winter months; therefore, outside exhibitions are only accessible on a guided tour which takes around 90min. We were properly dressed, however after an hour in the cold, also we begun to struggle with the cold (23*F). Just keep that in mind when visiting during Winter. We really like the museum and the exhibitions! Great!! A have to go in the Hampton Roads area
I spent 2 days there, I caught a couple of different tours with guides dressed in time period costumes. They really know their history and do a fantastic job. The food is good in the cafe. The grounds are beautiful. I went with my husband the first day. The 2nd day I just went by myself for the day, taking pictures and taking my time. Everyone must take time to visit the Jamestown settlement!
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