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    Jamestown?

    Who here has been to Jamestown in Virginia? I've been there once as a child. It's the first permanent English settlement in the United States. This is the settlement that Pocahontas was known for. She was said to have saved the life of John Smith. An interesting place with a lot of history.

    Anyone been?

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    I have never been to Virginia at all. I am assuming the whole area if full of historic significance. I will echo the question as well and ask what other areas or spots of interest should one plan on seeing in a trip to Virginia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justusforus View Post
    I have never been to Virginia at all. I am assuming the whole area if full of historic significance. I will echo the question as well and ask what other areas or spots of interest should one plan on seeing in a trip to Virginia?
    You would be correct. A lot of historical things here. Some of them..not so awesome. I believe Fredericksburg, Virginia, has a slave auction block that sits in it's original place next to the sidewalk. A lot of the Civil War was fought here, so there are many battlegrounds to visit. John Wilkes Booth (who assassinated Lincoln) was found, shot, and killed about 30 to 45 minutes from where I live.

    That being said, there are a lot of very cool historical places. In fact, many of the cities that are currently in Virginia are "old towne". Williamsburg is a great place to go because of the history and it's direct proximity to other landmarks, like Jamestown and Yorktown. Yorktown, should you not know, is the reason that America got it's independence. The siege of Yorktown effectively ended the Revolutionary War.

    A lot of history here, you really couldn't see it in one day.
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    I visited that place, but it was for a really short time, because we actually had our eyes on a totally different place. We just were passing by, but I must say this place looked quite charming and cozzy I'd definitely like to go back one day and take a better look of it. This place is worth visiting... a very historic place!

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    Like you, I was there once as a child... I was probably around 10, young enough that we were studying the early settlements in school, and I remember enjoying it back then but I don't have many clear memories.

    Virginia is a beautiful state. Growing up, I spent a good month of every summer in Virginia Beach and since we drove we'd make lots of stops on the way down and back as well as planning daytrips while we were there. The one I remember most is Natural Bridge, up in the mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway. I don't think I've ever been in another place that was even close to as beautiful as that part of Virginia. Chincoteague and the wild ponies was a lot of fun too, though I'm certainly remembering that through the filter of the horse-obsessed girl I was back then. The island and the horses and the salt breeze made a very strong impression. Then going down to Virginia Beach via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel... That was thrilling and exciting and scary all at once. There's a little rest stop/diner in the middle and from there you can barely see the shore. In Virginia Beach, there are great dolphin-watching excursions, a fun marine science museum, and a lot of family oriented attractions. The Back Bay Wildlife Refuge in the southernmost part of the state is quite impressive as well, a great place for canoeing or kayaking to see a huge variety of birds and aquatic life.
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    I love the outdoors so its sounds like you have all made a case not only for the history as well as the natural beauty of the area. Wild ponies? Whew that is enough to draw me from this coast since I love to see the wildlife as well in an area. Thanks to all the responses.

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    I just took my ten-year-old (then nine-year-old) in May. We homeschool and I did the whole historical Virginia/Washington DC trip over a couple of weeks. There are actually two main areas to Jamestown that are in separate locations. There is the archaeological Jamestown area, and then the Jamestown Settlement area. We chose to only visit Jamestown Settlement because of cost, because we were short on time, and because that was the one recommended for kids by the woman we talked to. It is like a re-creation area of the colonist's fort, an Indian village, and then has replicas of the ships that sailed to Jamestown. My son loved it, though we didn't stay as long as we could've. Jamestown Settlement had a great museum area with various artifacts as well. I had been before, for our class trip in middle school, and we went to the archaelogical site. I'm not even sure if the Jamestown Settlement area existed at that time.

    As for Virginia - gorgeous. I totally fell in love with its beauty and told my husband I wanted to move there. I got lost for a bit while we were there and I told my son I didn't even care because the area we were driving through was so beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by justusforus View Post
    I love the outdoors so its sounds like you have all made a case not only for the history as well as the natural beauty of the area. Wild ponies? Whew that is enough to draw me from this coast since I love to see the wildlife as well in an area. Thanks to all the responses.
    It's very pretty here, I have to admit. It really has a bit of everything. The beaches, the mountains, and woods/forests, and plenty of metropolitan areas too. Even the swamps are pretty! Spring and fall are beautiful here.

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    Neat place to spend the day. This place has so much so in one place - the boats, the indian village, the museum - the kids loved this.

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    Jamestown is a prettiest destination to explore in Virginia. This beautiful town is located in the Colony of Virginia. I have been there few years ago with my uncle. It is notable because of its variety of heritage spots.
    I have plan to enjoy a west coast tour usa in coming month with my family.

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    I never visit there but my few friends visited there about one year ago. They told me much about it. Soon I will go there once and I want to explore many fabulous places of this beautiful town.

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    I do not have any idea about the Jamestown but going on tours las vegas. after coming back from it. i will like to know about these places for sure and this will be so surely so much stunning time for us. But before that will anyone like to sare something about its accommodations? i will love to know for sure.

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