Jamestown Colony

Est. 14 May 1607

Southern Part of the New World

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Our Background

The Virginia Company founded our beautiful colony with the good graces of King James. The colony was founded because of the failed attempt at Roanoke. Jamestown was to be the new English settlement where all could come to find a new start.

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Fun Fact

Jamestown Island housed military posts during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. In the 20th century, preservationists undertook a major restoration of the area; the National Park Service now administers it as part of the Colonial National Historical Park.


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