Jamestown Settlement630 Votes Currently 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: Museums, History Museums, Educational Site, Archaeological Site , Exhibition
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 Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Jamestown Settlement
- Ages 6-12: $7.75
- Children under 6 years of age are allowed free entry.
How to Reach Jamestown Settlement
- Rented car
- Jamestown Settlement has its own café called the Jamestown Settlement Café. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.
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84.56% of people who visit Williamsburg include Jamestown Settlement in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
84.31% of people start their Jamestown Settlement visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Jamestown Settlement
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jamestown Settlement
Jamestown Settlement Reviews & Ratings
Jamestown Settlement is an indoor and outdoor museum. Indoor is a very large building with displays telling the story of Jamestown (founded 1607) and notable inhabitants (including John Smith and Pocahontas who married John Rolfe not Smith). We saw a special exhibit on the women who came to Jamestown as well. The outdoor museum included a reproduction of the Jamestown fort (with working docents), reproductions of the three ships which brought the colonists and a reproduction of a Powhatan indigenous peoples village. Everything was done in wonderful detail and our visit was very educational - enlightening. I would highly recommend this museum. If you have a bit of time, you can drive down to the archaeological digs as well and get a good feeling for the locale.
Amazing living museum with hands on exploration! Learning at it best with interactive fun for all ages. Walk through colonial homes and ships that first arrived in 1607. See the Powhatan village with daily routines in action. Definitely a must see!
Fun and super informative! The indoor museum is full of artifacts and documents the journey of the settlers from England to the States. The outdoor exhibits portrays the Native American village with folks who will take you through the daily lives of these amazing people. There are replica ships that you can board and look around too! Well worth your time and ticket admission.
A fantastic museum full of history. Went with the whole family, everyone found something they enjoyed! Even my 5 year old son helped assist the blacksmiths in making a hammer -which was the best part of his day there! The boats you can walk through were amazing and really neat to see. The employees in the walk-through area were very informative about the history of the town and seemed to love what they were doing there. I thoroughly enjoyed the Native American outdoor exhibit! Absolutely amazing to watch them make arrows and describe what it was like during the time period.
Such a fun and historical place to visit! Very informative! Being able to see replicas of the ships they sailed on was really cool! The exhibits inside and outside are set up really well!! Everyone was very willing to answer your questions! The staff is so great here!