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Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestowne

Share in the Discovery

Walk in the footsteps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas at Historic Jamestowne. Explore the site of the first permanent colony in North America and watch archaeologists uncover the remains of the 1607 James Fort and explore what they’re digging this season. At Historic Jamestowne, you can take an archaeology walking tour, view artifacts unearthed at the fort site at the Archaearium, attend special programs and events and enjoy lunch by the James River at the on-site café.

The World of Pocahontas Pocahontas and John Rolfe

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas and John Rolfe’s 1614 wedding, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Preservation Virginia, in collaboration with the Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center and the Patawomeck Heritage Foundation, are hosting a series of public programs, lectures, and a new exhibit at Historic Jamestowne.

On April 5, 2014, visitors had the opportunity to experience Pocahontas’s marriage to Englishman John Rolfe at the original site where the wedding took place. In 2010, archaeologists uncovered the location of the 1608 church in James Fort, the site of the 1614 marriage.

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    Continuing a Legacy of Collaboration

    The collaboration between The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Preservation Virginia aims to unite the Historic Triangle and underscore its significance to the foundation of America. Explore the connected histories of Jamestown and Williamsburg through compelling stories of discovery, diversity, and democracy.

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