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.

A brick church with stained glass windows stands among a grove of trees.

1619 Commemorative Events July 30, 2019

The 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in the Western Hemisphere occurred here in 1619.

Last updated: July 17, 2019

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