• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia


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?

Atlantic Sturgeon

Atlantic Sturgeon were over-fished in the 1890’s,coupled with a decline in water quality,the population is now greatly reduced;Atlantic Surgeon are now a protected species. The James River is the only river in the Chesapeake region with a confirmed breeding population.