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Jamestown Island

1368 Colonial Pkwy, VA 23081
(757) 856-1250
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This place is my church

Jamestown Island has history and lots of nature to enjoy. But this place is beautiful and quiet and... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2015
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Amazing history

We spent the whole day here. Started with a ranger led tour (Jerome) at 9:30am. He was very... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2015
Mary W
Surprise, Arizona
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This island, where Pocahontas lived, offers many sights for the ecotourist.
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1368 Colonial Pkwy, VA 23081
(757) 856-1250

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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Jamestown Island has history and lots of nature to enjoy. But this place is beautiful and quiet and sets your senses on full alert. I ride my bike here in the morning, I sit along the banks of the James River and watch the ferries...More

3  Thank marymaryloveshawaii
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We spent the whole day here. Started with a ranger led tour (Jerome) at 9:30am. He was very informative, animated, and made history fun. We had to leave his tour early for another tour,led by a costumed player. He was also very informative. I just...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Had not been here in years, but took some out of town guests there for an afternoon visit. Much had changed since last visit. The architectural tour was most interesting. The guide (Jeff ?,) was fantastic! Gave great explanation of the digs going on in...More

1  Thank H T P
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Great for lazy daytime drive. Didn't stop at any of the buildings due to time. just drove around island and read the information signs. Great history and scenery. Plan to go back and visit the museums.

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I loved walking through the sites where history actually happened. This is an active archaeological site. The museum of recovered artifacts is fascinating. They had a brief historical reenactment which added to the overall experience without detracting from the site itself. I was amazed at...More

Thank RustyWScott
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This is a fascinating place that brings you back to the very early days in our country's history and it was a nice reminder about facts that we learned or should have learned in school about how this great nation first began. The hundreds of...More

1  Thank Bob D
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I visited the sites of Jamestown with my parents on a long weekend trip to VA to see family. We took a drive through Jamestown and Williamsburg on our way home from a weekend in Richmond. It was a beautiful day to just drive through...More

1  Thank Susan8696
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Jamestown (initially called James' Fort) was the first, permanent, English settlement in what became the United States. The reconstructed Jamestown is not on that site. The site of the first, permanent, English settlement is a just a short distance from the reconstructed settlement and is...More

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This is a wonderful education site for adults and children. There is a museum, archaeology area and great tours by archaeologist and park rangers. We spend several hours there. The site is lovely location on the river with wonderful views and beautiful breezes.

2  Thank Gailmarie G
Reviewed 7 May 2015

This is a joint project of the National Park Service and a non-profit. It is not as glitsy as the Jamestowne Settlement, but there is a good lecture with demonstrations, a walking tour, and a museum. Be sure to bring bug spray if it is...More

1  Thank Drjack183
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