Visiting Historic Jamestowne near Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia

Jamestown Settlement vs Historic Jamestowne: Which to Visit

If you are visiting Colonial Williamsburg, you should also spend a day in Jamestown. Check out the differences between Jamestown Settlement vs Historic Jamestowne and why you should visit each.

At Jamestown Settlement, prepare to embark on a journey to 17th-century Virginia. The world of America’s first permanent English colony, founded in 1607 – 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, comes to life through film, gallery exhibits and outdoor living history.

Virginia: Jamestown Settlement, America’s first permanent English colony, founded in 1607 – 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts.

Jamestown housing where not very big

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Visiting Jamestown Settlement in the Colonial Williamsburg area in Virginia

Jamestown Settlement vs Historic Jamestowne: Which to Visit

Visiting Jamestown Settlement in the Colonial Williamsburg area in Virginia. Should you do Jamestown Settlement or Historic Jamestowne? Do both if you can but if you only have time for one, pick Jamestown Settlement -- see why.

See the Pocahontas Statue at Historic Jamestowne, site of the first permanent English settlement in America.

Pocahontas Statue at Historic Jamestowne, site of the first permanent English settlement in America. My ancestor was on that ship with Capt. John Smith and knew Pocahantas

The James River at Sunset in Historic Jamestowne.

Jamestown Colony - This is at the actual site and not the tourist trap that is down the road. This is where it all started Americans with a British ancestory.

This year we learned a lot about the beginning of our country. T has always loved History above every other subject so we have decided to do...

Jamestown Settlement re-created 1607 ships. Williamsburg, VA - America's first permanent English colony.

Historic Jamestown (Jamestowne Colony) - Jamestown, Virginia

another pinner: Historic Jamestown (Jamestowne Colony) - Jamestown, Virginia,,my ancestor probably built these.

Historic Jamestowne Virginia is the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America!  Ongoing archeology digs are in process at the site of James Fort.

Historic Jamestowne Virginia is the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America! Ongoing archeology digs are in process at the site of James Fort. Went on tour led by archaeologist.

In the late 1600s Robert Lancaster served jury duty during a trial against several people that destroyed property during the Bacons Rebellion.

In the late Robert Lancaster served jury duty during a trial against several people that destroyed property during the Bacons Rebellion.

This 17th-century church tower was built in 1639 in Historic Jamestowne. It is the oldest brick structure in British North America that is still standing.   The tower received important renovation in 2013.

This church tower was built in 1639 in Historic Jamestowne. It is the oldest brick structure in British North America that is still standing. The tower received important renovation in

Virginia, Jamestown - Historic Jamestowne National Historic Park - Colonial Capital (1619)

Artisian working glass at Historic Jamestown's Glasshouse

Historic Jamestown    If I recall this was more a half day museum. Probably a good coming or leaving day.    Preservation Virgina  204 West Franklin Streer  Richmond, VA 23220-5012  (804)648-1889

Visited Historic Jamestowne and Colonial Williamsburg many years ago with my family. Would like to get back there again sometime.

Jamestown - Walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas where a successful English colonization of North America began.  Despite early struggles to survive, the 1607 settlement evolved into a prosperous colony.  As the colony expanded, the Virginia Indians were pushed out of their homeland.  In 1619, the arrival of Africans was recorded, marking the origin of slavery in English North America.

Jamestown, founded in was the first successful permanent English settlement in what would become the United States.

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