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In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, April 2 2013 at 10:00 AM

A Servant, Soldier and Survivor
Thursday, April 4 2013 at 10:00 AM

A Servant, Soldier and Survivor
Friday, April 5 2013 at 10:00 AM

Life at James Fort: Beyond the Walls
Saturday, April 6 2013 at 10:00 AM

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, April 10 2013 at 3:00 PM

In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, April 16 2013 at 10:00 AM

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, April 24 2013 at 3:00 PM

In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, April 2 2013 at 10:00 AM
In the Trenches Tours are conducted at 10:00 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April through October, except no tour on May 7, 2013.

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 canceled by Preservation Virginia.

Cost includes a one-day pass to Historic Jamestowne. Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$30
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


A Servant, Soldier and Survivor
Thursday, April 4 2013 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Meet Anas Todkill, one of Jamestown's original English settlers, and hear his firsthand account of experiences inside James Fort from 10 am – Noon and 1:30 – 4 pm. Learn how arms and armor, ceramics, tools and trade items were essential to a settler's survival. He will also talk about English exploration and the settlers' relationships with their new world and the Virginia Indians who lived in it. Presented jointly by Historic Jamestowne and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Price:
Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


A Servant, Soldier and Survivor
Friday, April 5 2013 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Meet Anas Todkill, one of Jamestown's original English settlers, and hear his firsthand account of experiences inside James Fort from 10 am – Noon and 1:30 – 4 pm. Learn how arms and armor, ceramics, tools and trade items were essential to a settler's survival. He will also talk about English exploration and the settlers' relationships with their new world and the Virginia Indians who lived in it. Presented jointly by Historic Jamestowne and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Price:
Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


Life at James Fort: Beyond the Walls
Saturday, April 6 2013 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Explore the life ways and cultural perspectives of the English, Africans, and Virginia Indians who lived on Jamestown Island in the 17th century. Encounter interpreters representing these three cultures and learn about their experiences in this New World.

Daniel Abbott, a Nanticoke descendant from the Eastern Shore, demonstrates tool making and domestic skills, and discusses the native plants and flowers used by the Virginia Indians in their daily activities. Abbott is an educator, researcher and artisan focused on study of the indigenous peoples of the mid-Atlantic. Melanie Hagan, a Powhatan interpreter of the Algonquian Chesapeake, shares her perspective of Virginia’s earliest female inhabitants on the island. Learn about the daily life of indigenous women related to their work, relationships and perspectives of the world in which they lived.

Encounter Anthony Johnson, one of the first Africans to arrive in Virginia. Follow his tour as he shares his story of arrival in Virginia, and rise from servitude to freedom, becoming a successful tobacco farmer on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Johnson relates his relations with the English and Powhatan Indians as an African-American in early colonial Virginia.

Anas Todkill, a 17th-century colonist, provides first-hand accounts of life at James Fort. With Todkill, explore how arms and armor, ceramics, tools and trade items were essential to a settler’s survival. He shares his perspective as an English explorer and his relationships with the Virginia Indians.

Blacksmiths from Colonial Williamsburg conduct demonstrations at the site of the first blacksmith’s shop at Jamestown, discovered by the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological team in 2006. Jamestown’s first blacksmiths repaired and manufactured simple and necessary items, and were involved in the testing of iron ores and manufacturing iron to create quality pieces for the colonists.

Presented by Historic Jamestowne and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Price:
Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, April 10 2013 at 3:00 PM
Curator's Artifact Tours are conducted at 3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month beginning April 10 through October, except no tour on May 8, 2013. Tours start from the Pocahontas statue.

Senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the artifact collection of James Fort. This 90-minute guided program begins with a brief overview of the Jamestown Rediscovery project and offers a rare glimpse of the vault where more than one million artifacts recovered during excavations are housed. Straube will highlight important finds and discuss how artifacts tell the story of Jamestown's early years. After the tour, guests will have time to explore the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium where galleries of selected archaeological artifacts are displayed.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 2:30 p.m. on the day of the tour. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

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.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$32
Location:
Tour meets at Pocahontas statue.
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, April 16 2013 at 10:00 AM
In the Trenches Tours are conducted at 10:00 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April through October, except no tour on May 7, 2013.

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 canceled by Preservation Virginia.

Cost includes a one-day pass to Historic Jamestowne. Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$30
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, April 24 2013 at 3:00 PM
Curator's Artifact Tours are conducted at 3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month beginning April 10 through October, except no tour on May 8, 2013. Tours start from the Pocahontas statue.

Senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the artifact collection of James Fort. This 90-minute guided program begins with a brief overview of the Jamestown Rediscovery project and offers a rare glimpse of the vault where more than one million artifacts recovered during excavations are housed. Straube will highlight important finds and discuss how artifacts tell the story of Jamestown's early years. After the tour, guests will have time to explore the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium where galleries of selected archaeological artifacts are displayed.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 2:30 p.m. on the day of the tour. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

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.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$32
Location:
Tour meets at Pocahontas statue.
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


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