• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Jamestown, A Place of many Beginnings

Walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas where a successful English colonization of North America began.  Despite early struggles to survive, the 1607 settlement evolved into a prosperous colony.  As the colony expanded, the Virginia Indians were pushed out of their homeland.  In 1619, the arrival of Africans was recorded, marking the origin of slavery in English North America.

Did You Know?

Virginia Indian Heritage Day at Jamestown Settlement, 2008.

There are eleven Virginia Indian tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia. They are: the Mattaponi, the Pamunkey, the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Nansemond, the Rappahannock, the Monacan, the Patawomeck, the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway), and the Nottoway. More...