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Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg

Jamestown Settlement - Williamsburg, Virginia
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Jamestown Settlement
Jamestown Rd and Greensprings Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185Map
PO Box 1607
+1 757 253 4838/+1 888 593 4682 (Toll Free)
Neighborhood: Jamestown
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

Operated by the Commonwealth of Virginia and just up the road from Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown Settlement is a more kid-friendly/I’m-not-as-into-history-friendly spot to learn about America’s origins. The settlement re-creates both the original colony and a Powhatan village, making for a more interactive and activity-oriented way of learning about the site. Great pains have been made to explain the cultural folkways and economic means of the disparate groups that inhabited the settlement: Native Americans, Europeans and Africans. It’s an admirable effort that comes off as appropriately inclusive, rather than forced. Most impressive is the Susan Constant, a re-creation of the original ship that brought colonists to Virginia’s shores.

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Jamestown Settlement General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Educational
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
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