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Jamestown Settlement

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  • Revolutionary impact of the Revolution

     Revolutionary impact of the Revolution
    Nearly 232 years after Washington's momentous victory over the British at Yorktown, it can be hard for modern-day Americans to gauge the immensity of the changes unleashed by the Revolution. The war itself was just one of many ways is which daily life...
  • Virginia residents pay for a day, return all year at Jamestown Settlement

    Virginia residents pay for a day, return all year at Jamestown Settlement
    Virginia residents can visit Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center an unlimited number of times throughout the entire year for the cost of a single-day ticket. The museums’ American Heritage Annual Pass is available online to...
  • Exhibit explores Powhatan's village

    Exhibit explores Powhatan's village
    The first time Lynn Ripley reached down and coaxed a piece of broken pottery from the dirt at her newly purchased York River farm, she just trying to tidy up the grounds.     But as the years passed, the Gloucester woman turned up so many arrowheads...
  • Early choices spawned slavery in Virginia

    From the beginning, the first Africans who began arriving in Virginia in 1619 faced a harder life than the white indentured servants whose labors they shared.     Singled out by religion and the color of their skin, they were seen very early on as...
  • A cradle of slavery on the York

    A cradle of slavery on the York
    When the director of the Middle Passage port markers project arrives in Yorktown to give a talk about slavery Friday night, she'll find herself in the perfect place. Though Old Point Comfort and Jamestown can lay claim to the first Africans in English...
  • 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,...
  • Your guide to Christmas cheer | Updated

    Your guide to Christmas cheer | <span style=color:#ff0000><b> Updated</b></span>
    We predict that holiday fun and reindeer games will blanket the region in weeks ahead. So, here's a road map to help you navigate through the blizzard of mirth and the avalanche of good cheer. May your bells forever jingle and your sleigh never get...
  • Williamsburg's Kingsmill to host free concert by Jason Spooner, Scars on 45

    Williamsburg's Kingsmill to host free concert by Jason Spooner, Scars on 45
    Singer-songwriter Jason Spooner and the melodic rock act Scars on 45 will perform a free outdoor concert at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg on July 1, organizers announced Monday, June 6. The concert is presented by The Tide WTYD-FM (92.3) and...
  • Holiday events illuminate the season

    Holiday events illuminate the season
    The holiday season is upon us. Why stay in this Christmas when there's so much to do? Quit roasting chestnuts and get old Jack Frost off your nose. Bundle up, pack your overnight bag and take a quick trip. We've found some of the best places in and around...
  • 'Seed to Stalk' program digs into Virginia agriculture

    'Seed to Stalk' program digs into Virginia agriculture
    During June, agricultural practices of the Powhatan Indian, English and west central African cultures of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia, from the types of tools used to the crops grown, will be explored in June at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown...
  • Living Here: History museums and 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 region. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...