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First Landing State Park
Virginia Beach, Virginia
April 26, 2007
Hours: Reenactments at 9am and 3pm

The John Smith shallop will participate in the Virginia Beach 2007 First Landing, a reenactment of the first landing of the Jamestown settlers on the Virginia capes in 1607.  Joining the shallop will be the ships Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery.  The full interactive exhibit tent will be open to the public at the Park’s Chesapeake Bay Center from 8:30am to 6pm.  Pre-purchased tickets are required for this event.  Click here for additional event information.  Tickets must be purchased in advance from 1-800-933-PARK.



On April 26, 1607, the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery came to anchor off of Cape Henry near present-day Virginia Beach, Virginia, where the English settlers launched their shallop and made the first landing on the shores of "Virginia."  After exploring the coastline on foot for the rest of the afternoon, an armed conflict with five Indian warriors left two Englishmen seriously wounded. The next day, a sealed box from the Virginia Company of London was opened, revealing the names of seven men who would make up the first ruling council of Jamestown - a list which included Captain John Smith.
View John Smith's original map