• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Stories

The Oxford English Dictionary defines history as "a narrative of past events, account, tale or story". Over the years, Historic Jamestowne staff members have researched and written dozens of short papers on various historical themes. Whether biographies of well-known Jamestown personalities, explanations of early industries or a time-line related to a site-specific topic, these fact sheets are your portal to Jamestown's past. The park rangers of Colonial NHP hope you find these short papers useful and welcome suggestions for other topics to include in this section.

Did You Know?

Zuniga map drawing showing the shape of James Fort

The only known drawing of James Fort, known as the Zuniga Map, was obtained by the Spanish Ambassador in England who was spying on the Jamestown colony.