Photo by Adrin SniderNick Stead, Head of Interpretation for Haley Sharpe Design, demonstrates the interactive screen inside the Dale House at Jamestown Island where JR 102 C, a male skeleton, is displayed for visitors to Historic Jamestowne. JR was discovered in 1996 during excavation and is believed to be one of the early settlers of the colony.
Fast Facts: Historic Jamestowne
Formerly known as Jamestown Island, this 1,500-acre national parkpreserves ruins of the island settlement. Archeologists' work to unearth fort walls andoutbuildings of the original 1607 fort are ongoing and open to the public.
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Directions: From Exit 242A off Interstate 64, take Route 199 west tothe Colonial Parkway. Follow the parkway to its end.
Hours: The entrance gate is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. TheVisitor Center closes at 5 p.m., but park grounds remain open until dusk.
Admission: $6 adult, 16 and under free. Valid for seven consecutivedays.
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Disabled access: Visitor Center, picnic areas and tours are wheelchairaccessible, although much of the tour is on gravel paths. Wheelchairs can be borrowed fromthe Visitor Center, and the orientation film is captioned for the hearing impaired.
New for 2002: The "e" at the end of Jamestown, added in May.Previously known as Jamestown: The Original Site, the new name, with James italicized, isthe style used in 17th century documents.
Fast Facts: Jamestown Settlement
This state-operated living history museum is two miles from thenational park. It re-creates the settlements early years with three replica ships,an Indian village, a re-created James Fort, and exhibit galleries.
Directions: From Exit 242A off I-64, take Route 199 west to theColonial Parkway. Follow the parkway east to Route 31 and follow signs.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Admission: $10.75 adults, $5.25 ages 6-12. A museum ticket is notrequired to enter the cafe or gift shop.
Disabled access: Wheelchairs are available, and all areas areaccessible, except the ships. The hearing-impaired can request: amplifying headphones, anopen-captioned version of the film, or a sign-language interpreter (with two weeksnotice.)
New for 2002: The 32,000-square-foot Reception Facility, restaurantand gift shop opened in April. The 42-foot high entrance lobby resembles the interior of ahuge ship. A new theater and museum are under construction.
-- By Mary BurnhamCopyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times