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Historic Jamestowne

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  • Historic brick landmark Bacon's Castle turns 350

     Historic brick landmark Bacon's Castle turns 350
    When Surry County planter Arthur Allen started erecting his stately brick manor house between Lawnes and Chippokes creeks in 1660, you could count the number of permanent masonry dwellings in Virginia on two hands and still have a couple of fingers to spare.
  • National parks free to all fourth graders through new initiative

    National parks free to all fourth graders through new initiative
    The National Park Foundation announced a new free admission initiative available to all fourth graders during the 2015-2016 school year.  Through the "Every Kid in a Park" promotion, all fourth grade students in the country will have access to...

    This weekend, you can "park" it for free

    This weekend, you can "park" it for free
    Ever wanted to visit Historic Jamestowne, Assateague Island or any other local national park or wildlife refuge but balked at the entrance fee? Well, this weekend you can get in for free. Feb. 14-16 is one of those free access weekends for national...

    Jamestown settlement and Yorktown Victory Center revenues down

    The Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center living-history museums' admission revenue was down 2.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013. Admission revenue amounted to $5,026,279 in 2014. "The overall decline in visitation was mitigated by an...

    Taking the Kids -- to Williamsburg in fall

    Taking the Kids -- to Williamsburg in fall
    Do you believe in "The World Unseen"? In ghosts? Maybe this time of year; maybe because we're in a small room lit by candlelight and the question is being posed by a seemingly possessed young woman named Sarah Pelham, who lived in 18th-century...