James Fort palisade. Memorial Church, partially built in 1639. Jamestown National Historic Site, Virginia, USA.
A palisade of the James Fort defends the Memorial Church. Jamestown Church, partially built in 1639 in Jamestown, Virginia, is one of the oldest surviving buildings built by Europeans in the original thirteen colonies that became the United States of America. The current church tower was built 1639-1644. The rest of the original church was destroyed after abandonment in 1750 when a new church was built 3 miles away. In 1906, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America built the present church on the cobblestone foundations of the older 1617 church and brick foundations of the 1639 church, now visible through glass flooring. Dedicated in 1917, Historic Jamestowne Memorial Church is now part of Jamestown National Historic Site, and is owned by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download