JAMESTOWN is where we began. Today, the area is divided into 2 distinct areas. Historic Jamestown is the actual location of the historic Jamestown. It was here that Captain John Smith set up the first encampment that ultimately became known as Jamestown. It is a protected area where the first permanent English settlement in North America was established.
The other area is known as the Jamestown Settlement. Located just up the road from the Historic Jamestown, the Jamestown Settlement is a state-operated museum with a recreated Jamestown fort, Powhatan Indian village and 3 replica ships docked in the river.