Set the stage for your island exploration by watching a video about this land in 1607 and enjoying exhibits that fit Jamestown into a worldwide story.
Find the daily schedule of guided tours. You can explore with an archaeologist who has troweled the ground, a Park Ranger who has studied the stories, or an educator who can bring the past to life.
Your walk over the pitch and tar swamp gives you a chance to spot turtles, eagles, osprey or heron and imagine the way Jamestown looked in 1607.
The tall obelisk points you to other famous markers of Jamestown's history: Pocahontas will greet you as you walk towards the fort, where you will see Captain John Smith keeping watch.
The brick church tower is the only remaining above-ground structure from early Jamestown. For centuries, visitors have made pilgrimages to this symbol of America's birthplace.
This is a cool, refreshing place to meditate on America's origins, since this church mimics 17th-century churches and stands over the foundations of where America's first representative assembly met in 1619.
Join the moment of discovery as archaeologists with the Jamestown Rediscovery Project continue to explore the fort site and bring new vitality to the story of America's beginning.
Visit this interactive space for kids and families! [Schedule varies]
Delicious Southern and light fare go well with a lunch by the scenic James River. There is a great variety of refreshing drinks and desserts made by a famous local bakery.
More than 2,000 artifacts are on vivid display at this award-winning museum, including a new section that highlights the objects used by Virginia Indians in "The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed."
Enjoy a peaceful walk through the area that was a bustling seaport in the 17th century. Important buildings are marked with signs and brick outlines.
Take home a part of the Jamestown story that you enjoyed. Your support is vital to the continuation of the nonprofit archaeological project that is independent of the National Park Service.
In a few minutes you can drive among the marshes and dense woods that are similar to what colonists saw. Signs explain Jamestown history across 400 years, including Civil War earthworks that still stand.
As you leave the island, stop to see skilled tradesmen making decorative glass objects as colonists did in the first years of James Fort. You can buy their handiwork to adorn your own home!
Now that you know the beginning of the story of Colonial Virginia, there are many other places to continue that story.
Check the latest info from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's buoy in the James River just off the James Fort site.