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Founded on May 13, 1607 by one hundred and three Englishmen, Jamestown represents the first permanent English settlement on American soil.  The colony was located on the banks of the James River in Virginia.  Today, visitors can tour the original site at Historic Jamestowne, now an archaeological dig; Jamestown Tercentenary Monument, erected in 1907 to mark the 300th anniversary of the settlement's founding; and Jamestown Settlement, a living history museum.  Historical interpreters in period dress demonstrate life in America in the setting of a recreated fort and Powhatan village.  Replicas of the three ships which sailed here front a riverfront discovery area describing harbor economies of the period.  Gallery exhibits and film complete the picture of life during the early 1600s.

Jamestown Virginia monument
Monument in Jamestown, Virginia

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