Weekly Schedule

March 2017

Historic Jamestowne offers much to see and do for visitors of all ages. Check out next month’s happenings below and explore the interactive map to help plan your next visit!

Daily Programs and Activities (Available Monday through Sunday, unless noted)

All programs and activities below are included with any Historic Jamestowne admission ticket, unless noted.

9:00am–12:00pm: Archaeology in Action! [Periodically, Monday through Friday]
Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists are exploring the interior of the Memorial Church. The team will be digging periodically on weekdays over the winter, so if they are working, stop by to ask about the latest discoveries!

11:00am–12:00pm James Fort Education Walking Tour
Join a member of the Jamestown Rediscovery education team to hear how the ongoing archaeology is shedding new light on the lives of the early settlers and the events that occurred here. Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument.

1:00pm–4:00pm: Archaeology in Action! [Periodically, Monday through Friday]
Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists continue digging in the afternoon.

2:00pm–3:00pm James Fort Education Walking Tour [Saturday & Sunday]
Join a member of the Jamestown Rediscovery education team to hear how the ongoing archaeology is shedding new light on the lives of the early settlers and the events that occurred here. Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument.

Special Programs and Activities This Month

Monday, March 6—Saturday, March 11, 2017: Geophysical Surveying
Jamestown Rediscovery and National Park Service staff will be conducting a geophysical survey of part of New Towne. Stop by to learn more about how archaeologists “see” into the ground before digging. New Towne, near the Ambler Mansion foundations

Friday, March 17, 2017, 12:30pm–2:00pm: The “World of Pocahontas” Walking Tour
Join the Jamestown Rediscovery Education staff for a special walking tour though James Fort and the Archaearium to explore the life of Pocahontas at the 400th anniversary of her death. [Requires a free advance reservation and a valid admission ticket on the day of the tour.]

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:00am–3:00pm: “Case Studies” at the Archaearium
Join the Jamestown Rediscovery Education staff for a day of exploration, discovery, and fun! Family-friendly activities will include helping archaeologists to sort the tiniest of artifacts from the 1608 well and searching the exhibits for clues to solve a mystery. And a colonist who explored the Chesapeake Bay with Captain John Smith might just be around the next case…. Program will be held in the Archaearium.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 10:00am–11:30am: In the Trenches Tour
Reserve your place on this special tour of the James Fort Site led by Director of Archaeology Dr. William Kelso. [Requires a separate ticket.]

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 12:30pm–2:00pm: The “World of Pocahontas” Walking Tour
Join the Jamestown Rediscovery Education staff for a special walking tour though James Fort and the Archaearium to explore the life of Pocahontas at the 400th anniversary of her death. [Requires a free advance reservation and a valid admission ticket on the day of the tour.]

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 3:00pm–4:30pm: Curator’s Artifact Tour
Go behind-the-scenes to visit the Historic Jamestowne Research Center where many of the project’s 2 million artifacts are cleaned, cataloged, conserved, and studied. [Requires a separate ticket.]


Operating Hours

Entrance Gate: 8:30am–4:30pm
Visitor Center: 9:00am–5:00pm
1608 Glasshouse: 8:30am–5:00pm
Island Loop Drive: 8:30am–sunset
Archaearium: 9:30am–5:30pm
Dale House Café: 11:00am–4:00pm

Guests may remain on park grounds until sunset.

Schedule Changes

We do our best to offer all activities as scheduled, but occasionally weather or other factors will necessitate last-minute changes. Some programs, such as NPS Ranger Tours, are only announced that day, so please check at the Visitor Center for the most up-to-date information.