Jamestown Glasshouse

Jamestown Glasshouse, Colonial Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA

No visit to Historic Jamestowne is complete without a visit to the Glasshouse. America’s first English industrial manufacture began here with a “trial of glass“.

Blowing some glass Costumed interpreters demonstrating glassblowing techniques from the 17th century.
Costumed interpreters demonstrating glassblowing techniques from the 17th century.             Photo: NPS.GOV

 

Exterior shot of the shop where costumed interpreters demonstrate glassblowing techniques from the 17th century.
Exterior shot of the shop where costumed interpreters demonstrate glassblowing techniques from the 17th century. Photo NPS.GOV

According to the National Park Service, “one of the first English attempts at industrialization and manufacturing in America was glassblowing.” This replica of a colonial glasshouse allows visitors to get a feel for how artisans produced glass centuries ago. The original structure was built in 1608, when settlers first arrived at the colony.

Address: 1355 Colonial Pkwy,
Williamsburg, VA 23185-1900
Phone Number: 757 229 2437
https://www.nps.gov/jame/planyourvisit/glasshouse.htm
Photos courtesy of the National Park Service. www.nps.gov/