Off to Jamestown
Trip Start Sep 10, 2011
29Trip End Oct 09, 2011
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In December of 1606 3 ships left London for the New World, the Susan Constant (116 feet long), Discovery (38 feet long) and Godspeed (68 feet long). There were 104 passengers plus crew. The journey took approximately 4 1/2 months and the passengers stayed below deck except on the rare occasion when they were invited on deck by the captain.
They arrived in what is now Jamestown on May 14th, 1607.
There are 2 Jamestown sites to visit, Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestown.
This is the site of the original Jamestown
This is adjacent to the historic site. It has a museum and exhibits describing the setting up of the settlement. It describes the way of life, the relationship and wars with the local Indians and the introduction of slavery to Virginia.
There is also a replica of the Jamestown fort, the 3 ships and an Indian village.
We went the Jamestown Settlement in the morning and Historic Jamestown in the afternoon.