Jamestown Settlement

Living history museum of Jamestown

    Located in Coastal Virginia

  Open daily

  Save 10% on America’s Historic Triangle Ticket

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Jamestown Settlement

Jmestown 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, immersive gallery exhibits and outdoor living history.

Can’t-Miss Activities

  • Discover America’s beginnings in “1607: A Nation Takes Root,” an introductory film shown throughout the day.

  • Explore the cultures of the Powhatan Indians, English colonists, and west central Africans who converged at Jamestown. View artifacts from the 17th century and dynamic films, including the 4D experiential film “Bacon’s Rebellion.” 

  • Outdoors, climb aboard a re-creation of one of three 1607 ships to learn about the 144-day journey across the Atlantic.

  • Hear a matchlock musket fire in the re-created 1610-14 fort to learn about the Virginia Company of London's 1610-14 military outpost.

  • Explore the Powhatan way of life in a re-creation of a Paspahegh town, based on archaeological discoveries of a site near Jamestown.

Save 10% on America’s Historic Triangle Ticket

Ticket is valid for 7 consecutive days of unlimited admission to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Rediscovery at Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown Settlement, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, and Yorktown Battlefield.

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Face coverings are not required for vaccinated visitors, staff and volunteers, but are strongly encouraged indoors and in large gatherings.

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This website was created in collaboration with:

  • Colonial Williamsburg

  • Jamestown Settlement

  • Jamestown Rediscovery at Historic Jamestowne

  • American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

  • James Monroe’s Highland

  • Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

  • James Madison’s Montpelier

  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • George Mason’s Gunston Hall

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