Historic Jamestown, Colonial National Historic Park - Jamestown, VA
Posted by: Hikenutty
N 37° 12.687 W 076° 46.640
18S E 342292 N 4119809
Quick Description: Here at Historic Jamestown you can visit the archeological ruins of the original Jamestown settlement, see the historic church and monuments and visit the onsite museum. Coordinates given are for the Historic Jamestown Visitor Center.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2008 5:02:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM460B
This portion of the Colonial National Historic Park is the site of the first successful English settlement in the New World, Jamestown. Start at this visitor center then visit the fort and monuments.
Some of the many things to see at Historic Jamestown, a part of the Colonial National Historic Park are: Jamestown Memorial Church and the attached 17th century church tower; see the ongoing archeological digs at the area; visit the museum displaying artifacts found at the site; see the Jamestown Monument, Pocahontas statue, and John Smith Memorial; walk through the reconstructed framework of Fort James built using the post holes of the original fort; view the Confederate Earthworks on the site; visit the graves of the colonists who died the first winter after the Jamestown landing; stand at the closest point to the original landing site (now underwater)....
There is so much to see and so much to learn at this location. Take your time, read all the interpretive signs, and be sure to watch some of the excavations if they are in progress.
When you are finished be sure to take the scenic drive around Jamestown Island.
Park Name: Colonial National Historic Park
Historic/Cultural Park: yes
Other Park Type not listed above:
Park Website: [Web Link]
Type of Listing: Visitor Center
Fees in Local Currency: 10.00 (listed in local currency)
Dates of Access: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008
Hours available: From: 8:30 AM To: 4:30 PM
Horseback Riding: no
Rock Climbing: no
Archeological museum, ongoing archeological dig site
Natural Park: Not Listed
Recreation Area: Not Listed
Wildlife Refuge: Not Listed
Other Type Detail: Not listed
Hiking: Not Listed
Bicycling: Not Listed
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