• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia


Muskrat feeding in Pitch and Tar Swamp
Muskrat feed in the Pitch and Tar Swamp
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The fauna of Jamestown is diverse and plentiful. On an average day one can witness birds of various kinds and sizes, common and rare, majestic and plain. The animal wildlife, although also diverse, most often prefers not to be seen, but the observant visitor may spot rabbit, squirrel, deer, wild turkey, muskrat, turtles and snakes of various kinds, and on occasion rare animals such as river otter and even mink.

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.