"Walk in the footsteps of Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, and the men and women who settled England’s first permanent colony in North America in 1607. Jamestown served as the 17th-century capital of Virginia and saw the establishment of the customs, laws and government still practiced in our nation today.
Archaeology at James Fort
"Explore the original site of 1607 James Fort as archaeologists uncover the remains of the settlement. For 20 years, archaeologists led by Dr. William Kelso of Preservation Virginia have been excavating the fort. See them at work weekdays from April – October. The Archaearium, Jamestown’s archaeology museum, displays the artifacts excavated from James Fort and tells the story of this early settlement. Here also follow the story of a fourteen-year-old English girl named ‘Jane’ by the archaeologists. Her partial remains were discovered during excavation of a 17th-century trash deposit from “the starving time” winter of 1609-10. The Smithsonian Institution, Colonial Williamsburg and Preservation Virginia recently came together to confirm this first scientifically-proven occurrence of survival cannibalism in Colonial America."
|I liked this quote. I feel this way every time I go someplace with historical significance out here. And there were always those what died out there, at whatever battleground I've visited. It makes me wonder if any of their spirits are still there.|
|This part of the church was built in 1907, to celebrate 300 years of Jamestown. I'm not a religious person by any means, but I think it would be amazing to have gotten married here,|