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Jamestown Settlement

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.

Expansive gallery exhibits and an introductory film describe the cultures of the Powhatan Indians, Europeans and Africans who converged in 17th-century Virginia, and trace Jamestown’s beginnings in England and the first century of the Virginia colony.

Climb aboard replicas 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 interpreters describe and demonstrate daily life in early 17th century Jamestown.


  • Hours of Operation: Daily from 9:00AM - 5:00PM. Open later during summer months.
  • Closed Christmas and New Year's days.


  • Handicap Accessible: Yes. All areas of the museums, except on board the ships, are wheelchair accessible.


  • Combo tickets for Jamestown & Yorktown are also available.

Other Information

Location: Williamsburg, VA
Contact Information: PO Box 1607 Williamsburg, VA 23187

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