• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Places

From earliest times Jamestown was divided into several sub-areas. Old Towne is where Jamestown began as a settlement and where the original James Fort of 1607 has been rediscovered. To the East of Old Towne is New Towne where Jamestown grew into a city of manufacturing, busniesses, homes and the seat of government after the fort no longer exsist.

Other areas up and down the James River have also had significant influence on Jamestown's history, areas like Green Spring, Henrico, Martin's Hundred and others. The links under this catagory provide you with some of that history.

Did You Know?

Exmaples of clay pipes and pipe stems in the NPS Jamestown collection

Clay Pipe stems and bowls discarded by Jamestown settlers can help date an archeological site. Over 50,000 have been found by archeologists at Jamestown.