• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Animals

Muskrat feeding in Pitch and Tar Swamp
Muskrat feed in the Pitch and Tar Swamp
NPS Image
 

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?

Exmaples of clay pipes and pipe stems in the NPS Jamestown collection

Clay Pipe stems and bowls discarded by Jamestown settlers can help date an archeological site. Over 50,000 have been found by archeologists at Jamestown.