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Apr 19, 2018 - Jamestown Colonial Historical Park

2018-04-18.Jamestown, Virginia Since we will not be taking a really long spring trip this year, we decided to take a shorter trip to "Colonial Virginia" and the Tidewater area. We are staying this week at the Williamsburg Thousand Trails campground located about ten miles north of Williamsburg. The campground itself and this area is surprisingly hilly and there are few campsites that are level. Our jacks are on blocks and our front wheels off the ground but we are level finally. Because the trees have not fully leafed out, we can get...

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Jun 11, 2012 - Jill's Entry:..."And you thought THIS trip was intense..."

I liked Jamestown. I thought they did a fine job dividing the history of the area into the Native Americans, the settlers and the sailors. It is always pretty cool as a Californian to see some real, old-fashioned pre-Gold Rush historical sites. I thought the Jamestown historical interpreters did a pretty good job. What struck me most were the stories of all those intrepid British colonists stuffed way down in the bowels of the small ship throwing up for weeks in rough waters and suffering through dysentery. What a road trip! Makes four...

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Jun 11, 2012 - Cole's Entry: Estoy Americano!

So today, I explored my history as an American. We went to this place, Jamestown, where they recreated an early settlement and showed it to us; looked pretty realistic, minus the entrance building and the gift shop. We went on a tour - an hour and a half! It was pretty long, considering we only had to walk a half a mile; there were totem poles, teepee's and ships. (Oh my!) After that, we had lunch in the park nearby, then we went shopping, then home and rested. Once back at the ranch, we went to the pool, which was pretty cool (pardon the...

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Jun 11, 2012 - Dan's Entry: Our early American history

Today we started very late (needless to say). In the morning I focused on setting up this log, spent time on E&K stuff and got to know our temporary home. The team rousted by noon but we didn't arrive to Jamestown until 2:00pm. Very interesting history. Chosen for it defensibility, not livability, this precolonial site was a rotten spot to put down roots. So many of its initial inhabitants perished. We walked through an Indian Village, a English settlement and three replicas of transport ships. All of us maintained our interest. The site...

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Jun 11, 2012 - Cosmo's Entry: Jamestown

Day 2 of the trip: Today the Duman/Kasapligil family went to the Jamestown Settlement, the first English Settlement in the US. There we saw many things such as an indian village, a church, a storage house with meats, boats, and cannons. After we did our sight seeing, we winded the visit down with a nice picnic. One thing I learned today about James Town is that the boats that carried the Englishmen only carried about a maximum of 50 people. Interesting.

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Jun 11, 2012 - Sam's Entry: Jamestown

The Jamestown settlement is a city that never changed. Well it was made after the original Jamestown, which was a town from the 1600's. I didn't know what to expect, were they going to talk in first person or third person? Would they speak in the accent they had back then? Would they have boats and make us clean them? Well, they talked in third person, for the most part, they didn't speak in British accents, and they had boats but we didn't have to clean them, in fact we got to look around them. It was so fun and I had a great time. Sam

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Nov 21, 2011 - Day Trip: Jamestown, VA

How We Travel 101: Today we visit Jamestown. The roads are well marked. We pull into the parking lot. We both remember someone telling us to take the ferry to Jamestown. Quick, get in line for the ferry. We have a great ride across the James River. The ferry does NOT take us to Jamestown. We drive around a little. There is nothing to see here. We get back in line for the ferry. Returning, the views of Jamestown are good. We now know about the ferry when next we travel this way. Back at the parking lot . . . Just like Yorktown, there are two...

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Aug 24, 2011 - Williamsburg City

What an incredibly wonderful, interesting day! I spent it in the Williamsburg settlement area. It took me all day just to see one block of the town and it is just huge! They were having a “Revolutionary City” program. That is pretending that it is 1776 and there was a war on. They had “recruiters” come into town to drum up recruits, the town was taken by the English – on horseback and in uniform. Benedict Arnold no less! Later General Washington reviewed his troops (they had retaken the town) and there was fife and drum playing and...

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Aug 23, 2011 - Jamestown

Aug 23 With the Hurricane Irene due to hit this area on the weekend, I decided that camping out here during it was really a dumb idea. See, I can be semi-sensible. So I made reservations at a campground about 70 miles west of here in Charlottesville, VA. It is right near Monticello—one of the things I really wanted to see this year! So I plan on seeing it over the weekend instead of worrying about being in the path of the storm. I know 70 mi isn’t real far, but it is in the foothills and the storm will be turning to the right away from me...

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Jul 12, 2010 - June 14-15, 2010 Jamestown and Yorktown, VA

Jamestown was amazing. We walked through the settlement that was set up like it was back in the day. There were teepees and other Native American displays. From there we went to see the ships that the settlers arrived in. Believe me it was not boating like we are used to. It was cramped quarters and not much in the way of delicious food. We actually got to see where they were excavating the site of the original settlement. There were many diggers there at the time and an archeologist told us about what they were doing. They did find...

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Aug 14, 2008 - Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne

Today we went to the Jamestown Settlement. First we watched a 25 minute film on the foundation of Jamestown. Then we had a guided tour of the Indian Village. We then went down to the 3 ship replicas. These were like the 3 ships that brought the first settlers to Jamestown. The very settlers were men only. You could board the ships and talk to the costumed interpters. There was also a replica fort settlement that we toured. There was a large museum in the Visitors Center which was wonderful. We left there and went to Jamestowne (historic)....

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Jul 12, 2008 - Yorktown and Jamestown

Saturday: We had a great morning at the campsite taking it slow and then going over to the pool for a swim before heading out for our day in towns. The pool is a nice olympic sized with two diving boards and a slide. Happy camper mom had heart attacks as the kids attempted flips of the diving board. It wasn't long before the pool began to get a crowd. We ferried on over to Jamestown to go to Historic Jamestown-the original excavated townsite, then Yorktown and the Victory Center at Yorktown. Historic Jamestown was fascinating. We all really...

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