Jamestown National Historic Site

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Jamestown National Historic Site

Address:c/o Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
204 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23220

Phone:757-229-1733
Fax:757-229-4273
Web: www.apva.org/jr.html
Size: 22.5 acres.
Established: Designated on December 18, 1940. Owned and administered by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. The remainder of the Jamestown site and island are part of Colonial National Historical Park (see separate entry).
Location:On the western end of Jamestown Island, Virginia, 7 miles from Colonial Williamsburg, off the Colonial Parkway.
Activities:Visitor tours of the Old Towne; exploration of the New Towne; and driving and exploration of the island on the three- or five-mile wilderness loop drive. Interpretive signs and paintings along the way discuss some of the early industries attempted by the English.
Special Features:Part of this site of the first permanent English settlement in North America (1607) is on the upper end of Jamestown Island, scene of the first representative legislative government on this continent, July 30, 1619.

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It's lots of fun, but serious history buffs should make a beeline for the Historic Jamestowne visitor centre, a five-minute drive away, which is where the landings happened.
You can see many of them in the site's Archaearium Museum (entry is included with your Historic Jamestowne ticket) and you can watch the archaeology team at work outdoors or, if it's raining, inside the reconstructed church.
Book a room with a view for 40 percent off at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, stay three nights and get the fourth free in WilliamsburgOs AmericaOs Historic Triangle at one of 70 accommodations, plus complimentary admission to Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown Battlefield and Yorktown Victory Center; or stay at MarinerOs Landing at Smith Mountain Lake in Huddleston, Va.
She visited Williamsburg following her address and toured the Historic Jamestowne archaeological site on Jamestown Island.
The museum is a wonderful complement to the adjacent Historic Jamestowne, the original site of America's first permanent English colony.

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