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.
In the 1620's, William Claiborne surveyed the area east of the old 1607 fort. New settlers moved here, creating the city of Jamestown.Read More
A road loops through forest and swamps with signs interpreting how Europeans, Virginia Indians and Africans used the island's natural resources.Read More
Watch as modern artisians produce various glass objects just at glassblowers must have done in 1608.Read More
Did You Know?
Of the first 104 English settlers at Jamestown in 1607, four were boys. Several boys were sent to live with the Powhatans so they could learn the language and customs and then return to the English to become interpreters.