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.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Educational
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