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Historic Jamestowne

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • National parks will waive entrance fees on 98th birthday

    National parks will waive entrance fees on 98th birthday
    National parks will waive their entrance fees on Monday, Aug. 25 in honor of the park service's 98th birthday.  Locally, national parks include Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. You can find a complete list of national parks that will...
  • National parks offer free admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    National parks offer free admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    National parks will waive admission costs on Monday, Jan. 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Locally, national parks include Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. You can find a complete list of national parks that will waive fees on the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Historic Jamestowne artifacts open revealing window into the world of Pocahontas

    Historic Jamestowne artifacts open revealing 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 sites over the years, the excavation responsible...
  • 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,...
  • Jamestown tour and Spanish wines coming up June 20

    Jamestown tour and Spanish wines coming up June 20
    Historic Jamestowne and La Tienda are sponsoring a joint walking tour and wine reception on Thursday, June 20. At “Jamestown — The Spanish Story Revealed,” participants will take a walking tour of the James Fort site and learn how...