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Jamestown Tour

Historic Jamestowne

Archaeologists Dig

Visit with the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and ask them about their latest excavations in front of you. This tour allows you to walk the surface of the ground once trod by Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, and Queen Elizabeth II. Hear how the originial fort site, once thought eroded into the James River, was relocated in 1994 and how the archaeological findings are changing our understanding of life in the settlement's early years.

The 1907 Memorial Church is a place where men contemplated the beginning of English representative democracy in North America. The Archaearium museum houses some of the most spectacular finds of the two million artifacts uncovered since the Jamestown Redisovery Project began in 1994.

Jamestown Settlement

George Wythe House

Near the site of the original colony, Jamestown Settlement tells the story of 17th-century Virginia; from the arrival of English colonists in Jamestown in 1607 to the cultural encounters and events that planted the seeds of a new nation. The world of Jamestown, America's first permanent English colony, comes to life through film, gallery exhibits and outdoor living history.

Explore the world of America's first permanent English settlement and the Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures that came in contact in 17th-century Virginia. Learn about Jamestown and its people-Powhatan, Pocahontas, John Smith and John Rolfe and see 1600s artifacts and dioramas. You'll take part in an immersive outdoor living-history experience and opportunities to try on 17th-century style clothing.

Climb aboard re-creations of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607 and explore life-size re-creations of the colonists' fort and a Powhatan village. In the outdoor areas, costumed historical interpreteres descirbe and demonstrate life in early 17th century Jamestown.

For more information on Historic Jamestown and Jamestown Settlement visit their websites at https://www.historyisfun.org and http://historicjamestowne.org



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