Home -- Historic Jamestowne Historic Jamestowne Painting
Visit Calendar News The Dig Biographies History Education Donate Shop About Us Links Site Map
HomeNewsAmerican Heritage Names Historic Jamestowne to its Top 25 Heritage Sites List
American Heritage Names Historic Jamestowne to its Top 25 Heritage Sites List

American Heritage, one of the most revered publications dedicated to covering the history of the United States has named Historic Jamestowne to its Top 25 Heritage Sites List. American Heritage conducted a survey from its current subscribers and from more than 100 choices the top 25 favorites include the following:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Museums, Washington, DC
  2. Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, PA
  3. Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island, New York, NY
  4. USS Arizona & USS Missouri Memorials, Pearl Harbor, HI
  5. U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC
  6. Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center, Philadelphia, PA
  7. Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
  8. The White House, Washington, DC
  9. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  10. Arlington National Cemetery and Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee National Memorial, Arlington, VA
  11. Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, VA
  12. Mt. Rushmore and Wounded Knee Battlefield, MT
  13. USS Constitution, Boston,MA
  14. George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens/George Washington's Grist Mill & Distillery, Mount Vernon, VA
  15. Bunker Hill Monument and Battle of Bunker Hill Museum, Charlestown, MA
  16. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox, VA
  17. Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, DC
  18. Shenandoah National Park and Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas, VA
  19. The Alamo at the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, San Antonio, TX
  20. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, MT
  21. Valley Forge, Washington's Crossing, PA
  22. The Wright Brothers National Memorial, Manteo, NC
  23. Niagra Falls, Fort Niagra, NY
  24. Antietam and Monocacy Battlefields, Fredrick, MD
  25. Old State House and Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA

Historic Jamestowne is administered jointly by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. Elizabeth Kostelny, Executive Director of APVA Preservation Virginia notes that "APVA Preservation Virginia is proud that Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement were named to this prestigious list. America is certainly graced with a vast list of historical sites and this truly is an honor."

APVA Preservation Virginia, a private non-profit organization and statewide historic preservation leader founded in 1889, is dedicated to perpetuating and revitalizing Virginia's cultural, architectural and historic heritage thereby ensuring that historic places are integral parts of the lives of present and future generations. Our mission is directly consistent with and supportive of Article XI of the Constitution of Virginia, benefiting both the Commonwealth and the nation. APVA Preservation Virginia provides leadership, experience, influence, and services to the public and special audiences by saving, managing, and protecting historic places, and developing preservation policy, programs, and strategies with individuals, organizations, and local, state, and national partners. For additional information regarding APVA or Historic Jamestowne visit www.apva.org.

What Have We Found?
Featured Find

Featured Tours
In the Trenches
In the Trenches Curator's Artifact Tour
Curator's Artifact Tour

Jane, The Book and Video

Jamestown: The Buried Truth

America in 1607: Jamestown and the Powhatan

Jamestown Rediscovery Preservation Virginia Colonial Williamsburg National Park Service 757-229-4997
Historic Jamestowne's Facebook Page
Historic Jamestowne's YouTube Channel