Historic Jamestowne is the cultural heritage location of the 17th century Jamestowne colony. The site which is jointly operated by the National Park Service and Preservation Virginia, is sited on Jamestowne Island, on the James River at Jamestown, Virginia. The core mission of this historic place is set to “preserve, protect and promote the original site of the first permanent English settlement in North America and to tell the story of the role of the three cultures, European, North American and African, that came together to lay the foundation for a uniquely American form of democratic government, language, free enterprise and society.”
Tour of Historic Jamestowne
Jointly managed by the National Park Service and Preservation Virginia, the Historic Jamestowne is a historic place that welcomes tons of persons who come to avail themselves of seeing the original site of the first permanent English settlement in North America.
While on the tour of this historical site, walk in the footprints of Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the other men and women who settled England’s first permanent colony in North America. Experience the exact place where the first representative assembly in America encountered themselves in 1607, and the arrival of the first Africans to Virginia.
Explore and discover the 1607 James Fort excavations as well as uncovered artifacts at the Voorhees Archaearium, the site’s archaeology museum. At the Visitor Center, discover daily interpretive programs, visit the exhibit galleries, carry out your shopping in the museum store and watch a multimedia theater performance that will engross you in the highlights and sounds of 17th–century Jamestown.
The Jamestown’s archaeology museum – the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium situated at the east end of the island, showcases over 2000 artifacts from James Fort.
After your visit to the artifacts repository, fill up your stomach with lunch on the James River banks at the Dale House café. While at the bank, be engrossed in beholding the beautiful natural scenery, and observing the wildlife such as bald eagles, white-tailed deer, and blue herons amongst several others.
On departure from the Visitor Center, carry on your tour with a trip along a five-mile, self-guided driving tour known as Island Loop Drive, which offers you the opportunity to explore the natural environment. As you move along the drive, exhibit signs explain how the settlers of Jamestown harnessed the environment as an aid to their survival.
Bring your tour to a close as you stop at the Glasshouse of 1608 to view the practice of glassmaking by artisans which was one of the earliest industries on the island.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Tour lasts around 10 hours
Tour departure: 8:00 am
Time: 2 h 31 min (165 miles)
Private tour only
Total People: 14
Choose vehicle: SUV, Limousine, Van, Shuttle bus
Meeting Location: 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408
This tour have a package discount.