See how America’s first English settlers lived at the Jamestown Settlement, where they landed in 1607. This site, now a living history museum, sits in Virginia at the heart of America's first permanent English colony and explores the history of colonial times through films, exhibits and interactive outdoor experiences.
Visitors are introduced to the settlement and interactions between the Powhatan Native Americans, Europeans and Africans who converged in the area in this time period. Outside, the museum showcases replicas of the three ships that arrived in Virginia from England in the 1600s. Visitors can also walk through recreations of the colonist forts and a Powhatan village that include demonstrators in period garb.
Jamestown Settlement is located about 30 minutes from Yorktown Victory Center; combined passes for the two museums are available. Tickets for the Jamestown Settlement alone are $16 for adults and $7.50 for children under 12 years of age. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, with an extended hour (until 6 p.m.) from June 15 through August 15. The museum features a cafe and a shop for patrons’ dining and shopping pleasure.