Points Of Interest

Point #1
Onto The Glasshouse

Colonial Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

  • Distance : 0.10
  • Attraction : Road
https://www.nps.gov/jame/planyourvisit/glasshouse.htm

Let's head into the Jamestown Glasshouse area.

Point #2
Welcome to the Glasshouse!

Jamestown Glasshouse

  • Distance : 0.32
  • Attraction : Historic Reconstruction
https://www.nps.gov/jame/planyourvisit/glasshouse.htm

This area is a replica of what officials think the actual glasshouses were like.

Point #3
The Island's Connector

Isthmus

  • Distance : 0.52
  • Attraction : Sign
https://www.nps.gov/jame/index.htm

Since the island was originally isolated by water on all sides, the settlers needed an efficient method to allow travel from the island to the “mainland”.

Point #4
With Updates From Current Events

Overview of Jamestown Island Sites

  • Distance : 0.24
  • Attraction : Historic Site
https://www.nps.gov/jame/index.htm

Due to the drastic events of last year and this year, the National Park Service has unfortunately kept the Island Sites closed to the general public.

Point #5
Events of 1619

The Arrival of African Individuals

  • Distance : 0.15
  • Attraction : Sign
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

In 1619, African individuals landed at Jamestown for the first time.

Point #6
Let's Explore The Loop!

Transition II

  • Distance : 0.51
  • Attraction : Road
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

Follow the loop to your right, and keep going!

Point #7
The Next POI Appears Soon

Transition III

  • Distance : 0.36
  • Attraction : Road
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

You are almost at the next landmark.

Point #8
Remnants of the American Conflict

Civil War Trenches

  • Distance : 0.14
  • Attraction : Historic Site
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

Since Jamestown was a peninsula on the water, the Confederate army used the island and surrounding areas as defense against Union troops who were campaigning towards Richmond in 1861.

Point #9
Of 100 Millennia

An Ancient Landmass

  • Distance : 0.22
  • Attraction : Sign
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

The sign and pull-off to your right discusses the changes that have occurred over the peninsula’s 100,000 year existence.

Point #10
Fork In The Road

Transition IV

  • Distance : 0.43
  • Attraction : Road
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

Alright! Let’s head right, and continue onwards!

Point #11
Cash Crops and Fertile Soil

Living Off The Land

  • Distance : 0.57
  • Attraction : Sign
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

To your left is some information discussing how the colonial settlers used the fertile soil around the peninsula to plant tobacco, as well as other “cash crops”.

Point #12
Onto Black Point

Transition IV

  • Distance : 0.10
  • Attraction : Road
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

Up ahead to your right is Black Point, which has information about the wildlife that inhabits this landmark, as well as some background about the landmark itself.

Point #13
Residents From A Thousand-Years Past

Bald Eagles and Ancient Campsites

  • Distance : 0.07
  • Attraction : Sign
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

The surrounding area is known as Black Point. As you can see on the following signs, Bald Eagles and the Native Americans coexisted with one another around these parts for thousands of years.

Point #14
Right On The James River

Black Point

  • Distance : 0.02
  • Attraction : Waterfront
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

This mini-trail makes its way all the way to the water, so feel free to look around, and once you are ready to move on, come back to the pull off and make your way down the road.

Point #15
Onwards Along The Loop!

Transition VI

  • Distance : 0.19
  • Attraction : Road
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

We will now make our way to another pull off that talks about the colonial European planters of Jamestown.

Point #16
Those With High Status

The "Ancient" Planters

  • Distance : 0.28
  • Attraction : Sign
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

As we pull in on our left, there is a sign that mentions planters at and around Jamestown.

Point #17
More Modern Residents

Unnamed Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

  • Distance : 0.10
  • Attraction : Sign
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

The Travis family, as well as the Ambler family, were the dominant owners of the island during the last couple of centuries.

Point #18
Members of the Travis Family and Estate

Unnamed Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

  • Distance : 0.12
  • Attraction : Historic Site
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

Up ahead lies three members of the Travis family from a few centuries ago.

Point #19
Thanks For Touring With Me!

Conclusion

  • Distance : 2.84
  • Attraction : Road
https://www.nps.gov/jame/island-loop-drive.htm

Thank you so much for joining me on this tour of Jamestown Island!