Located on the western end of the Colonial Parkway, this commemorates the first English colony founded in 1607. Today Jamestown exists only in ruins, and in the pages of history. Of the settlement's turn-of-the-17th-century structures, only the Old Church Tower survives. Since 1934 research and excavations have exposed ruins and original foundations with brick walls, creating an approximate diagram of the settlement. Visitors can watch artisan demonstate 17th-century glass-blowing near the park entrance; the Jamestown entrance station is open daily 8:30am-4:30pm; closed Christmas Day.