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Jamestown Settlement

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  • 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...
  • Culpeper woman named to board seat

    Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has appointed a Culpeper woman to a four-year term on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees, officials said Wednesday. Constance R. Kincheloe will succeed Laura R. Wright of Richmond for the seat on the board....
  • Jamestown Settlement

    Jamestown Settlement is a living history museum which explores the world of America’s first permanent English colony. Visitors can see expansive gallery exhibits, get a glimpse into the culture of the Powhatan Indians and board replicas of the three ships...
  • City Guide: James City

    America began in the 17th century when John Smith and his globe-trotting troupe of Europeans landed on the shore of the James River in what would become James City County. Still there are the remains of the original English settlement on Jamestown...
  • Never forget: History museums

    From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region to history. HISTORY MUSEUMS 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets, missiles, rockets and a children's playground....
  • 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...
  • Cultural Living

    Cultural Living
    History is the core of the community. Colonial Williamsburg is America’s premier outdoor history museum, with 88 restored buildings spanning 300 acres. The College of William & Mary is the second oldest university in America and offers plays and...
  • Continuing Education

    Continuing Education
    Thomas Nelson Community College offers all kinds of practical classes for those who want to gain a new skill. The Christopher Wren Association at William & Mary offers a unique program of classes on American history, local history, and the classics of art...
  • Just for Fun

    Just for Fun
    Attractions Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, Water Country USA, Go Karts Plus, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Berkeley Plantation,  Sherwood Forest Plantation, Shirley Plantation, Williamsburg Winery Shopping Merchants Square, Williamsburg Shopping...