It was a sunny Monday morning and I had left Washington DC feeling inspired. Having spent much of the recent weeks listening to various books on past presidents, and the early history of our country, I knew the land I was exploring was rich in history. Suddenly, I saw a sign on the side of the road. Jamestown 5 mi.
Before arriving at Jamestown, about a mile from the visitor center, is an old glass blowing site that has been preserved and is still in use, run by the NPS. Stopping by here is a must. Live glass blowing occurs all day, and employees stand by to educate on whats happening. Seeing a tube of glass being pulled from the fire, then blown and manipulated to become an object that you are used to seeing every day is truly an experience.
Upon arrival to the visitor center, the wonders of the colonial ruins are available for you to explore. I’ll warn you that even with an Annual National Parks Pass, you will be required to pay $5 (more without the pass). This is unusual, but for the wealth of information that lies inside, I say it is well worth it.
Behind the paywall, lies monuments to our founding colonists such as John Smith, and Native Americans such as Pocahontas. You can examine The old Jamestown Library and church. and there is an extensive museum filled with artifacts from the settlers.
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Jamestown, VA 23185