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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 26, 2007
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442, jim.meisner@dcr.virginia.gov

Tickets now on sale for First Landing re-enactment April 26

(Virginia Beach) — Tickets are available for the April 26 400th anniversaryreenactment at First Landing State Park, where the Jamestown settlers firstmade landfall in the new world before sailing up river to settle Jamestownon May 12, 1607.

Reenactment performances will include replicas of the ships Discovery, Godspeedand Susan Constant, and a dramatic reenactment of the first landing. The45 minute performances are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Activities alsoinclude exhibits and access to the replica Eastern Woodland and ChesapeakeIndian community where Nansemond tribe members will give demonstrations.

Parking is $10 for each performance and admission tickets are $5 per person.The $10 parking fee includes a shuttle bus from Spring Branch Community Church.All first landing event visitors must use the shuttle bus system. Creditcard sales can be made by calling 800-933-7275. Cash sales can be made atthe park. Parking and event tickets are available in advance only.
On Friday, April 27, the park will host more than 2,000 local school childrenfor a special performance of the historic re-enactment and opens to the publicat 1 p.m.

The site’s role in the history of the nation is often overlooked.In 1607, the English settlers stayed four days at the mouth of the ChesapeakeBay. They erected a cross at their original landing site in honor of PrinceHenry of Wales, the son of King James. They then departed for a journey upthe James River and established a colony on Jamestown island.

For more information visit www.dcr.virginia.gov. The award-winning VirginiaState Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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