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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Dig In: Join Historic Jamestowne archaeological curators as they give a behind-the-scenes look at the artifact collection of James Fort during the Curator's Artifact Tour.
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.
The second set will be displayed at the National Park Service's Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center.
I've enjoyed visiting Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement in the past, along with my wife and our children and grandchildren.
Commemorative moments, cultural events, museum galleries, interpretive demonstrations, interactive exhibits, original productions and family friendly programs will be offered at Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown Settlement and Anniversary Park.
Anniversary Weekend, which will be held May 11-13, 2007, features commemorative moments, cultural events, museum galleries, interpretive demonstrations, interactive exhibits, original productions and family friendly programs at Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown Settlement and Anniversary Park.
Department of Education, the National Council for Social Studies, the National Education Association, NASA, National History Day, the Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Education Association, the University of Virginia Center for Politics, Virginia PTA, the Jamestown 2007 African American and Virginia Indian Advisory Councils, Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission, Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.
Department of Education, The History Channel, the Jamestown 2007 African American and Virginia Indian Advisory Councils, Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission, Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.
Proceeds from the sale of the coins will support America's 400th Anniversary commemorative events, and the organizations that run Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne -- the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the National Park Service and APVA Preservation Virginia.
May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Objects belonging to Jamestown colonists 400 years ago, unearthed from the long lost James Fort site, are now on display for the first time in the Archaearium at Historic Jamestowne.

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