Museums and recreated colonial fort of 1607
The Jamestown Settlement
The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation display areas recreate life in the first successful English settlement of the Americas. Visitors can experience hands-on history while learning about Powhatan Indians, the first Africans to come to the colonies, and the first English settlers.
Two other historic sites in the area re-enact historical events; Colonial Williamsburg and the Yorktown Victory Center at the Revolutionary War battle site. The three sites are within a twenty mile radius and each has costumed re-enactors that provide memorable visuals of history when they dress as 17th and 18th Century Colonial men and women and play out events that led to the Jamestown settlement and to the later Revolutionary War.
Recreates A Four Hundred Year Old
Settlement in its Replica Fort and
Buildings of the 1607 Settlers
The Jamestown Settlement Museum has three full-scale replica ships tied at their dock including a new replica of the Godspeed, one of the ships that in 1607 brought the first group of English settlers to the Americas.
The settlers came to Jamestown as explorers and prospectors but eventually stayed to build the country now called the USA.
The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Commonwealth of Virginia-run museum has built new exhibit space, re-created colonial buildings and built a new square-rigged replica ship. Three ships of the era are now open for viewing
Jamestown Virginia is a family friendly Vacation place because several other major attractions are in the area including the Bush Gardens theme park which offers a European Renaissance extravaganza with rides, exotic food, and shopping. Bush Gardens and the nearby Water Country USA, the mid-Atlantic state's largest water theme park should keep the family entertained.
The area also has winery tours and tasting at the Williamsburg Vineyard and there is a huge potters shop along with many upscale outlet malls.
Battle of Yorktown: pivotal battle in the Revolutionary War
Jamestown Virginia, USA
Jamestown Virginia celebrated 400 years of settlement by Europeans in May of 2007. It was the 400 th birthday of the USA.
At a dock in Virginia on the James River, three meticulously restored ships are open for visitors.
Travel To Jamestown Virginia, to Visit Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg, VA
The Yorktown Battlefield, The Jamestown Settlement,
and the Preserved Colonial village
are within 20 miles of one another in the Jamestown Virginia area.
The Jamestown Settlement, the Yorktown Battlefield, and the Preserved Colonial Village of Williamsburg are within 20 miles of one another at Williamsburg Virginia.
How to Reach Jamestown, VA:
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) is a half hour's drive away and has five rental car companies operating from the airport..
Norfolk International Airport (NIA) is forty miles south ( seven rental car companies)
Richmond International Airport (RIC) is 45 miles north with eight rental car companies. ..
The main North south Interstate, I-95 connects to Richmond, VA, Philadelphia, and Baltimore from Washington DC to the north. From the south Fayetteville, North Carolina, Savannah, GA, and Jacksonville FL. are on I-95.
Take Route 64 off I-95 in Richmond and follow it to the Colonial National Highway near Colonial Williamsburg Center. Jamestown settlement, Yorktown Battlefield and Colonial Williamsburg are within 20 miles of each other along the Colonial National Highway.
Restored and preserved Colonial Village at the time of the Revolutionary War.
Travel To Jamestown Virginia, to Visit Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg, VA.
Visit Jamestown Virgina, the first settlement of the English in during the early days of the country. Costumed re-enactors interpret history