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Visitor Center Exhibit

Begin your Jamestown experience at the Visitor Center, located one mile past the entrance gate and across the causeway connecting the mainland to the island. All visitors are asked to stop at the Visitor Center to check in, and the ticketing desk will explain the sights and ticketing.

Additionally, an introductory exhibit and immersive movie tells the history of Jamestown Island, a multi-cultural story involving the Powhatan Indians, James Fort, and the arrival of first Africans. Inside, water fountains, restrooms, and large museum gift shop are available.

To visit the original fort site, you will walk a long bridge over the pitch and tar swamp, seeing turtles and herons on your way to the first permanent English settlement in North America. The bridge ends at the Tercentennial Monument where you can join a walking tour or stroll the island at your leisure.

The center is open 9:00am – 5:00pm daily except for Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. The island may also close for inclement weather.