Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Last week, I spent two days out in the states visiting the Historic Triangle of Colonial Virginia. The triangle includes Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown in the southeastern region of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
On Thursday, I spent the day in Jamestown, seeing the historic reconstruction and archeological digs of the oldest permanent English settlement in what would later become the United States. Founded on May 13, 1607 by the London Company--later the Virginia Company--Jamestown was the first seat of government in America beginning with the Jamestown Council in 1616.
In 2007, the Queen of England revisited Jamestown to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landing of the London Company and the establishment of this settlement. Prior to her recent visit, Her Majesty visited Jamestown in 1957 to mark the 350th anniversary and to participate in the dedication of the site as an official historic monument.
These are just a few pictures I took aboard the replica of the Susan Constant, one of three ships that carried 104 men and boys across the Atlantic to Virginia. To see more pictures from Historic Jamestown, see the slideshow below.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 02/09