American Heritage names Jamestown in Top 25

Aerial view of fort site

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.”