The celebration of the 350th anniversary
of the founding of the first permanent English
settlement in North America opened on April 1,
1957, and ran to the end of the year.
During the summer about 6,000
people visited the colonial reproduction every
day. Most notable of the foreign visitors were
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip of the
United Kingdom, who made a formal two-day tour of
Jamestown and Williamsburg in October.
Restored buildings at
Jamestown Colonial National Park were opened to
the public during the Jamestown Festival.
As part of the Jamestown
Festival, two actors playing colonists sit in the
guardhouse stocks. One of them is strung up by
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