Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, Virginia
2218 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185| Map |
Jamestown Settlement is a name used by the Commonwealth of Virginia's portion of the historical sites and museums at Jamestown. Jamestown was the first successful English settlement on the mainland of North America.
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Tips for Families
Check out the Powhatan Village, where young ones can get a dose of culture by scraping animal skins with oyster shells and playing Native American games.
Address: 2218 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5pm. Closed New Year’s Day and Christmas Day.
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Educational and entertaining for multiple age groupsFlag review
We were pleasantly surprised to find that the museum at Jamestown Settlement was engaging to all three of our kids, ages 7, 11, and 13. The museum is a nice size, with various rooms housing fresh-looking dioramas and hands-on displays. After watching a movie about Jamestown, we enjoyed the museum before moving outside to the Powhatan village and old fort replicas. My youngest especially liked this section because of the many hands-on activities available. In the old fort the kids were able to step up on the pulpit in the old style church and visit the various buildings set around the property. They loved climbing aboard the docked boat and were surprised by the tiny living spaces on board. Jamestown Settlement turned out to be one of our most memorable experiences in Williamsburg.
Tips for Families
Allow extra time for the museum. We underestimated how engaging it would be for the whole family.
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We love going to Jamestown. My daughter loves the fact that she is walking where the real Pochohantas may have walked. She's not big on going in to the wigwams though because of the furs and animals hides but she loves talking to the actors and even asked on if she was Pocohontas (and was answered no, Pochontas was out in the woods somewhere.) My son loves grinding the corn and cleaning the animal skin. We all love going to the fort. Our first visit they helped get worms off the tobacco plants. That was also the visit where my son met a rooster that he calls his friend he has to see every time we go. We love walking around the fort, and going to the armory. My son and daughter love going to the chur...
Visiting the Jamestown Settlement was one of the neatest things we did during our trip to Virginia. The employees and tour guides are amazing, they are like the best professors you had in college with their animated storytelling and wealth of information. I could have listened to our one guide in particular, a gentleman in a park ranger's uniform who reminded me of an army drill sargeant, all day long. Since we have family in Virginia, I had visited Jamestown once before, when I was very young. I hated it back then. It's a completely different experience seeing this place as an adult, very interesting to hear about what life was like for America's earliest settlers and to see so many interesting artifacts a...