Historic Jamestowne is part of Colonial National Historical Park, and is considered a National Historic Site. In 1607, 104 British colonists arrived to establish the colony of Virginia. Remember Pocahontas and Capt. John Smith? Yep, that’s the place.
We didn’t get there until about 1:30. There was a living history presentation by an interpreter playing John Rolfe, the man who married Pocahontas. His premise was that we were new settlers arriving in 1620 and he compared how much easier it would be for us than it was for the first colonists who went through the Starving Times. Pretty interesting way to learn history.
We wandered around the museum until time for the movie to start (which, BTW, is my least-liked video of any we’ve seen on this trip—a bit too PC for me.) Cool theater though.
The archeologists were covering up the digs for the day.
They’ve already collected over a million artifacts, and for the 400th anniversary they built an Archaearium to display some of them. (Yes, yet another memorial marking another 100 years! I thought it was kind of interesting that Queen Elizabeth II came over for the celebrations at both 350 and 400 years.)
Then we headed over to the Jamestown Settlement. (It has it's own blog page.)
For more pics, check the link: Historic Jamestowne