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Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestowne is a cultural heritage site located on Jamestown Island on the James River near the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. The site is the location of the 1607 James Fort and later the 17th century city of Jamestown.  Historic Jamestowne is operated as a partnership between Preservation Virginia and the US National Park Service.

Jamestown, first established in the Virginia Colony at Jamestown on May 13, 1607.  Between 1609 and 1610, the lack of local food and no supplies from England led to the “starving time” in which only 60 colonists survived. Jamestown was the capital of the virginia Colony and after the accidental second burning in 1698, the capital was moved to Middle Plantation in 1699 and renamed Williamsburg. 

The Jamestown Settlement tells the story of the arrival of the English colonists in 1607.  Extensive gallery exhibits, introductory film, and the three ships are located here for your exploration. The Susan Constant, Godspeed an Discovery are recreated ships and are accessible to visitors. 

The 400th anniversary observance of 1619 historical events is ongoing during July 2019. 1619 is the beginning of representative government in English North America, the arrival of the first recorded west central Africans in Virginia, and the recruitment and influx of English women to the Virginia colony.  Month long interpretive programs and exhibits explore the forms of governmental rule that evolved at Jamestown leading to the formation of the first representative lgislative assembly in 1619. 

MOAA Virginia Peninsula Chapter
MOAA Virginia Peninsula Chapter
MOAA Virginia Peninsula Chapter
MOAA Virginia Peninsula Chapter

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