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Historic Jamestowne

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  • 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...
  • Rewriting history at James Fort

     Rewriting history at James Fort
    JAMES CITY — 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Colonial foodways explored Nov. 28-30 in Jamestown and Yorktown

    Colonial foodways explored Nov. 28-30 in Jamestown and Yorktown
    Programs at the Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center this week explore foodways of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia. The three-day event begins Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 30. At Jamestown Settlement,...
  • Decoding the mystery of the Jamestown sturgeon

     Decoding the mystery of the Jamestown sturgeon
    Archaeologists probing the early James Fort kitchen where they unearthed evidence of cannibalism this past year have discovered an earlier layer of artifacts showing that — just months before the Starving Time of 1609-10 — the colonists were...
  • Saving the historic 1600s church tower at Jamestown

    Saving the historic 1600s church tower at Jamestown
    If you've ever felt an old building draw you deep into the past, then you probably know something about the evocative power of the 17th-century church tower at Jamestown. Part ruin, part relic and part wizened survivor, this impressive pile of bricks...
  • GUIDE: Veterans Day freebies and discounts

    GUIDE: Veterans Day freebies and discounts
    Dozens of local and national retailers and restaurants are offering discounts and freebies to veteran and active duty military members for Veterans Day. Here is a look at some of them. Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their...
  • Jamestown settlers ate 14-year-old girl, researchers say

    The early American settlers called it "the starving time," and accounts of the winter of 1609-1610 were so ghastly, and so morbid, that scholars weren't sure if the stories were true. George Percy, then president of the English settlement of Jamestown...