Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg
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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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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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Took my older teenage kids here for a dose of historical perspective. We found it to be informative and educational. Understand, that this is a recreation site. The buildings and ships are replicas, but the staff knows their stuff and seems to enjoy sharing it. Some had the monotone voice of saying the same things a million times over, but MOST were fun and enjoyable. The ships were quite cool to walk around on and it was a good dose of reality of the conditions of life at sea and the days of yore. The flint knapper, dugout artisans and handicrafts were very interesting. Oh, and they had a thing they did with the kids where they held swords and shields and lined up in battle formations. That one activity was too long in my opinion. Not just for modern kids and their short attention spans; it was just too long for any kid... heck, I don't think I would have stood there the whole time he was doing the demonstration. All in all, a good stop and worth the money. At least there is something to see and activities for the kids.
This is a fantastic and thoughtful historical site, respectfully presenting the history of the Jamestown settlers and Powhatan natives they encountered. The reconstructions are well done, the reenactments are accurate, and the exhibits in the museum proper are tasteful and thought provoking. I wish I had spent more time here, but my whole family enjoyed it and I suspect we will be back. I would recommend at least a full day here if you have it. More would be better.
Jamestown Settlement is a combination traditional museum and living history reenactment of the original Jamestown colony. The property is adjacent to Jamestown Island, not on the actual site of the original colony, but pretty close. The interpretive indoor and outdoor displays are remarkably well done, as are the reenactors dressed in period costume. Plan on spending the better part of a day to get the most out of the experience. It's well worth the admission price. Area residents get free admission, so it's worth asking when purchasing tickets if you qualify.
This was an amazing place for my family to visit. Very hands on for my three kids. Exploring and asking so many questions to the live actors at the settlement. I only wish we'd had more time to see the indoor museum section. Take.your kids, they'll love it even if they don't care for history. Because it's so interesting, fun, and engaging..., they will unknowingly and automatically get some history out by the sheer experience of this place. Loved it!
Informative but strange to be talking to folks in "themed" costumes about historical events. Pictures are not allowed to be taken inside the Museum. They advise that you take an entire day inside to fully experience the settlement. I was pleasured to extend my visit to include further days than the few hours I allotted.
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