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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...
  • 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...
  • For tomorrow's Army, Jamestown visit shows 1607 is a trendy year

    For tomorrow's Army, Jamestown visit shows 1607 is a trendy year
    JAMESTOWN — So what if the English settlers at Jamestown did not encounter the Ebola virus or navigate the complexities of Afghan politics? As the U.S. Army sees it, today's soldiers can learn a few things from the likes of Capt. John Smith and...
  • Rewriting history at James Fort

     Rewriting history at James Fort
    Since pushing their first shovel into the ground 20 years ago, Jamestown archaeologists have rewritten the history of America's first permanent English settlement numerous times, beginning with the 1996 discovery of the landmark fort that most people...
  • Living Here: Museums and historic sites

    Living Here: Museums and historic sites
    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Saving Jamestown's historic church tower

    One of English America's most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off large...
  • Historic 1600s Jamestown church tower may have dodged cold-weather wrecking ball

    Historic 1600s Jamestown church tower may have dodged cold-weather wrecking ball
    One of English America’s most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off...
  • Window into the world of Pocahontas

    If you had to single out the richest source of Virginia Indian artifacts in the Chesapeake, you'd be wise to start looking in an unlikely direction. Despite numerous archaeological studies of Native American sites over the years, the excavation...