Historic Jamestowne,Virginia  

About 3 million visitors go to Colonial National Historical Park each year. It covers sites in Virginia that the first English settlers occupied and used to make a new life in the New World. The points of attraction at the Park include Historic Jamestowne, Yorktown Battlefield, and Colonial Parkway. Visiting would cost travelers entrance fees, but I think the fees are worth it. 

There is a Jamestown Settlement and there is Historic Jamestowne. The latter is managed by the National Park Service. This is the original site where the first English settlers landed and established a community.

Entering the site through the Visitor Center, one could not miss the monument in honor of the first settlers.

Walking farther into the site, a statue of Pocahontas greets visitors.

Historic Jamestowne is an active archeological site, so visitors are treated with the sight of archeologists and volunteers at work. They do not mind answering questions, too!

A restored church stands at the original location of the first settlers’ place of worship. There is, of course, a statue of Captain John Smith.

The outdoor exhibits show how people built their homes.

Anyone who is not into history can simply sit on a bench and enjoy the view.


About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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