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Jamestown Day
Saturday, May 11 2013 at 10:00 AM

Barkaeology Tour
Wednesday, May 15 2013 at 5:00 PM

In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, May 21 2013 at 10:00 AM

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, May 22 2013 at 3:00 PM

Archaeology, New Discoveries and the Story of Jamestown
Wednesday, May 22 2013 at 7:00 PM

Jamestown Day
Saturday, May 11 2013 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Experience a variety of interpretive programs and demonstrations marking the anniversary of the 1607 founding of America's first permanent English colony. Learn about the experiences of Virginia Indians and Jamestown colonists during this day-long event featuring walking tours, living history demonstrations, historic trades, archaeology site talks, muster demonstrations, and children's activities.

Price:
Event is included in regular admission to Historic Jamestowne
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


Barkaeology Tour
Wednesday, May 15 2013 at 5:00 PM
Archaeology is going to the dogs! Dogs are invited to join their owners for an evening archaeology walking tour at Historic Jamestowne, in partnership with the Heritage Humane Society. This canine-friendly tour will highlight the rediscovery and on-going excavations of the 1607 James Fort. Barkaeology tours begin at 5 pm. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain on a leash. Owners will be responsible for cleaning up after their pet. Tour tickets are $15 per person. Dogs are free but limited to 2 per person. Space is limited and reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased on the Historic Jamestowne website.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$15.00 per person
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext 100


In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, May 21 2013 at 10:00 AM
In the Trenches Tours are conducted at 10:00 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April through October.

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 at the Visitor Center 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.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$32
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, May 22 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. 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


Archaeology, New Discoveries and the Story of Jamestown
Wednesday, May 22 2013 at 7:00 PM
Spend an evening exploring Jane’s Story through the eyes of an archaeologist, a forensic anthropologist and an historian. Join Drs. William Kelso, Doug Owsley, and James Horn as they discuss the groundbreaking collaborative efforts behind the archaeological discovery of “Jane” that lead to the confirmation of the first scientifically-proven occurrence of survival cannibalism in Colonial America.

The collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution, Colonial Williamsburg and the Jamestown Rediscovery Project of Preservation Virginia was prompted by the archaeological discovery of partial human remains during excavation of an early 17th-century trash deposit at Jamestown, Va. The remains, identified as those of a 14-year-old English girl, were named “Jane” by the research team. Based on the anthropological evidence of her diet and the archaeological layer where her partial remains were found, researchers believe "Jane" arrived in Jamestown in August 1609, just months before the worst of the "starving time."

Dr. William Kelso is director of the Jamestown Rediscovery® Project and author of Jamestown: The Buried Truth. Dr. Doug Owsley is the division head for physical anthropology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Dr. James Horn is the vice president for research and historical interpretation at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and author of A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America.

Price:
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 1-800-HISTORY.
Location:
Kimball Theatre
Merchant's Square
Williamsburg, VA
Contact:
1-800-HISTORY


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