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Historic Jamestowne

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Top Historic Jamestowne Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Questions and answers for Jamestown cannibalism case

    Questions and answers for Jamestown cannibalism case
    Few archaeological finds have been as sensational as the first physical evidence of cannibalism unearthed at Historic Jamestowne in 2012 and announced in a riveting press conference at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History on...
  • Mystery pipe washes up at Fort Wool

    Mystery pipe washes up at Fort Wool
    Hampton History Museum curator J. Michael Cobb has seen a lot of unusual objects wash up at historic Fort Wool during nearly three decades as the chief caretaker of the tiny island. But when he was handed a small pipe found by a visitor on the jetty...
  • Digging among the dead at Jamestown

    Digging among the dead at Jamestown
    When you're digging in and around a churchyard that reaches back 400 years, you can expect to uncover more than the usual number of 6-foot-long ovals or rectangles  signaling the presence of a grave shaft. And in 20 years of probing the ground in and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...