Welcome to two living-history museums of America’s beginnings – from the founding of America’s first permanent English colony in 1607 to the Revolution and the establishment of a new nation almost two centuries later.
Learn about the voyage of the Sea Venture, the flagship of a fleet that came to resupply the Jamestown colony in 1609. The Sea Venture was shipwrecked on Bermuda and the survivors built two new ships from the wreckage, arriving at Jamestown in 1610.
Howard Burnham portrays King James I in this dynamic five-part series. Explore James’ childhood, his journey to the throne, the translation of the King James version of the Bible, political intrigue and the establishment of a British colony at Jamestown in Virginia.
Make ready, present your piece, FIRE! Explore the mechanics of matchlock and flintlock muskets in this video about 17th- and 18th-century firearms.
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Map and directions
Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown form “Virginia’s Historic Triangle,” all linked by the scenic Colonial Parkway, and are easily reached via interstates 95 and 64 and U.S. Route 17.
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Experience the story of America's beginnings – from the founding of America’s first permanent English colony in 1607 to the Revolution and the establishment of a new nation almost two centuries later. Plan Your Visit
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