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Archaeology Walking Tour
Tuesday, November 1 2011 at 11:00 AM

Archaeology Walking Tour
Wednesday, November 2 2011 at 11:00 AM

Archaeology Walking Tour
Tuesday, November 8 2011 at 11:00 AM

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, November 9 2011 at 3:00 PM

Veterans Day Weekend are Fee Free Days at Historic Jamestowne
Friday, November 11 2011 at 9:00 AM

The Life and Culture of the Indigenous Chesapeake
Saturday, November 12 2011 at 10:00 AM

In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, November 22 2011 at 10:00 AM

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, November 23 2011 at 3:00 PM

Archaeology Walking Tour
Tuesday, November 1 2011 at 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
These tours are conducted Monday through Friday at 11:00 AM November 1st through November 22nd except for November 10th. Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument behind the Visitor Center.

Join a staff archaeologist on a 45-minute walking tour of the archaeological site inside of the rediscovered 1607 James Fort. Learn about the history of the on-going Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological project and receive news on the most recent discoveries.

Price:
This tour is included in the regular park admission of $10 for adults 16 years of age and older. Children 15 years and under are free.
Location:
Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument behind the Visitor Center.
Contact:
757-229-4997 or 757-229-0412, ext. 111


Archaeology Walking Tour
Wednesday, November 2 2011 at 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
These tours are conducted Monday through Friday at 11:00 AM until November 1st through November 22nd except for November 10th. Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument behind the Visitor Center.

Join a staff archaeologist on a 45-minute walking tour of the archaeological site inside of the rediscovered 1607 James Fort. Learn about the history of the on-going Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological project and receive news on the most recent discoveries.

Price:
This tour is included in the regular park admission of $10 for adults 16 years of age and older. Children 15 years and under are free.
Location:
Tercentennial Monument
Contact:
757-229-0412, ext. 111 of 757-229-4997


Archaeology Walking Tour
Tuesday, November 8 2011 at 11:00 AM
These tours are conducted Monday through Friday at 11:00 AM until November 1st through November 22nd except for November 10th. Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument behind the Visitor Center.

Join a staff archaeologist on a 45-minute walking tour of the archaeological site inside of the rediscovered 1607 James Fort. Learn about the history of the on-going Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological project and receive news on the most recent discoveries.

Price:
This tour is included in the regular park admission of $10 for adults 16 years of age and older. Children 15 years and under are free.
Location:
Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument behind the Visitor Center.

Contact:
757-229-4997 or 757-229-0412, ext. 111


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, November 9 2011 at 3:00 PM
The November 9th tour is sold out. There are still tickets available for the November 23rd tour.

Curator's Artifact Tours are conducted at 3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from April through November. Tours start from the Visitor Center.

Witness firsthand the recovery and processing of Jamestown Rediscovery artifacts. This 90-minute guided tour traces the trail of the artifacts from discovery to the museum. Your guide will lead you from the Pocahontas statue to the 1607 James Fort excavations where you can join in the "moment of discovery" as archaeologists unearth items that have not seen the light of day in 400 years. The tour then moves on to an exclusive, behind-the-scenes visit of the archaeological laboratory and vault for a rare look at the artifact collection, most of which will never go on public display. Here, Senior Archaeological Curator Bly Straube will discuss artifact processing and conservation. Finally, explore the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium museum where galleries of selected artifacts tell the story of Jamestown's early years through archaeology.

Note: Due to limited space and the fragile nature of artifacts in the laboratory, this tour is restricted to 10 people. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Portions of this tour are not handicap-accessible.

Purchase Tickets
Price:
$20, which does not include the park admission fee of $10 for adults. Children 15 years and younger are admitted to the park free of charge.
Contact:
757-229-0412, ext. 111
tpatton@preservationvirginia.org


Veterans Day Weekend are Fee Free Days at Historic Jamestowne
Friday, November 11 2011 at 9:00 AM
The National Park Service commemorates Veterans Day with Fee Free days at Historic Jamestowne November 11-13.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced that the National Park Service will waive admission fees on 17 selected dates throughout 2011 and encouraged all Americans to make a New Year's resolution to visit a national park this year. Locally, Colonial National Historical Park includes Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield.

"Many people have made resolutions to spend more quality time with loved ones and to get outdoors and unplug in 2011," said Secretary Salazar. "There's no better place than a national park to help keep those resolutions. Parks offer superb recreational opportunities, making them perfect places to enjoy our beautiful land, history and culture, and nurture a healthy lifestyle."
Price:
Free
Contact:
For more information, please call (757)
898-2410, or log on to www. nps.gov/colo.


The Life and Culture of the Indigenous Chesapeake
Saturday, November 12 2011 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
In commemoration of American Indian Heritage Month, guests explore the material culture and life ways of the Tidewater Algonquians at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Daniel Abbott, a Nanticoke descendant from the Eastern Shore, provides daylong demonstrations and discussions of toolmaking, domestic skills, and native flora and fauna.

Abbott is an educator, researcher and artisan focused on study of the indigenous peoples of the mid-Atlantic.

This program is presented jointly by Historic Jamestowne and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Price:
Free with regular admission to Historic Jamestowne
Contact:
757-229-4997


In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, November 22 2011 at 10:00 AM
Join a small inside and up-close group tour of the Lost 1607 James Fort led by Dr. William Kelso, Director of the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project since 1994. Your reserved place in this special group allows you to come under the ropes to walk the surface of the ground once trod by Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and Queen Elizabeth II -- now the very soil being dug by Historic Jamestowne archaeologists. You share the once in a lifetime "moment of discovery" as a part of America's birthplace sees the first light of day in over 400 years.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or in the museum store by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the tour.

Tour members must dress according to weather predictions. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is cancelled by Preservation Virginia.

Purchase Tickets
Price:
$30, which includes a one-day pass to Historic Jamestowne.
Location:
This tour begins at the Historic Jamestowne Memorial Church.
Contact:


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, November 23 2011 at 3:00 PM
Curator's Artifact Tours are conducted at 3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from April through November. Tours start from the Visitor Center.

Witness firsthand the recovery and processing of Jamestown Rediscovery artifacts. This 90-minute guided tour traces the trail of the artifacts from discovery to the museum. Your guide will lead you from the Pocahontas statue to the 1607 James Fort excavations where you can join in the "moment of discovery" as archaeologists unearth items that have not seen the light of day in 400 years. The tour then moves on to an exclusive, behind-the-scenes visit of the archaeological laboratory and vault for a rare look at the artifact collection, most of which will never go on public display. Here, Senior Archaeological Curator Bly Straube will discuss artifact processing and conservation. Finally, explore the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium museum where galleries of selected artifacts tell the story of Jamestown's early years through archaeology.

Note: Due to limited space and the fragile nature of artifacts in the laboratory, this tour is restricted to 10 people. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Portions of this tour are not handicap-accessible.

Purchase Tickets
Price:
$20, which does not include the park admission fee of $10 for adults. Children 15 years and younger are admitted to the park free of charge
Contact:
757-229-0412, ext. 111
tpatton@preservationvirginia.org


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