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.

Jamestown Day

Jamestown Day

Saturday, May 11 marks the 412th anniversary of the 1607 founding of America’s first permanent English settlement.

Last updated: May 5, 2019

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