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In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, June 4 2013 at 10:00 AM

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, June 12 2013 at 3:00 PM

In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, June 18 2013 at 10:00 AM

Jamestown - The Spanish Story Revealed
Thursday, June 20 2013 at 4:45 PM

"my capture and the extraordinary occurrences": Don Diego De Molina, Captive and Spy
Saturday, June 22 2013 at 11:30 AM

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, June 26 2013 at 3:00 PM

In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, June 4 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, June 12 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


In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, June 18 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


Jamestown - The Spanish Story Revealed
Thursday, June 20 2013 at 4:45 PM
Discover the Spanish side of Jamestown Island's history in a guided walking tour followed by a reception at La Tienda.

Historic Jamestowne and La Tienda have come together to premiere Jamestown - The Spanish Story Revealed, a special tour and reception on June 20 at 4:45 pm. Walk back in time through the James Fort site to uncover the hidden story of the Spanish at Historic Jamestowne followed by a reception to savor this intriguing tale and explore authentic tastes from Spain at La Tienda's Retail Store.

Spain's history in Virginia precedes that of the English. Spanish explorers sailed into the Chesapeake Bay in 1561 and returned to Spain with the son of a Virginia Indian chief. Baptized Don Luis, he traveled to Spain, Mexico, and Cuba and then returned to Virginia in 1570 with eight Spanish Jesuits to found a mission. Don Luis later led an attack with Virginia Indians on this same mission, ending Spanish Virginia in 1571. Wary of English attempts to settle in Virginia after the 1570s, Spain's ambassador to England, Pedro de Zuniga, relied on a spy network at the English court.

With tensions mounting, the English built Jamestown and positioned it in anticipation of a Spanish attack. The attack never came but the threat was real: a Spaniard, Don Diego de Molina, was captured and held for five years at Jamestown. In 1613, he smuggled out a letter detailing the conditions at Jamestown and advocated its destruction. Concerns about Spain lingered and served to influence the political decisions of the colony. The hidden story of the Spanish at Jamestown provides new insights and a fresh perspective on the relationship between the two rival European powers of the late 16th and early 17th century.

This program is presented jointly by Historic Jamestowne and La Tienda. Space is limited and reservations are required. Historic Jamestowne is located at 1368 Colonial Parkway on Jamestown Island, just seven miles west of Williamsburg. The La Tienda Retail Store is located a short drive away at 1325 Jamestown Road. The guided walking tour of the Jamestown site will last about one hour, followed by a wine and tapas reception at La Tienda. The total cost is $45. To purchase your tickets, visit http://www.tienda.com/gifts/products/ji-01.htm.

Price:
$45


"my capture and the extraordinary occurrences": Don Diego De Molina, Captive and Spy
Saturday, June 22 2013 at 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Meet Don Diego de Molina, a Spanish commander, who was captured near a Virginia Fort in 1611. He will be allowed an interview with those wishing to meet him at 11:30, 1:30 pm and 3 pm, but beware - he is alleged to be a Spanish spy! In June 1611, a Spanish warship anchored near the English Fort Algernon at Point Comfort near the mouth of the James River. When Don Diego de Molina and two of his crew stepped ashore, they were surrounded by 50 Englishmen and marched off as prisoners. Some of the details we know today about life in the fort come from reports Molina smuggled out of the colony and back to Spain. Learn about this Spanish captive and his experience at James Fort.

Price:
Event is included in regular admission ($14.00 16 and over, 15 and under free).
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, June 26 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


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