Weekly Schedule

June 26-July 2, 2017

Historic Jamestowne offers much to see and do for visitors of all ages. Check out this week’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!
Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and field school students are actively exploring two sites. Excavations are ongoing in and around the Memorial Church to learn more about several 17th-century churches that stood in the same location. Jamestown Rediscovery, in partnership with the National Park Service, is also digging on William Pierce’s lots in New Towne to learn more about the household and landscape of the site where Angela, one of the first Africans to arrive in Virginia, lived. Stop by both sites to ask about the latest discoveries! Locations: The Memorial Church [Monday & Wednesday through Sunday] and New Towne, near the Ambler Mansion Ruins [Monday through Friday].

11:00am–12:00pm James Fort Archaeology Walking Tour
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologist or education specialist who has been part of the exciting discoveries on a walking tour through James Fort to hear about the ongoing excavations and some of the most significant findings. Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument.

11:00am–4:00pm: Hands on the Past! [Thursday through Sunday]
Enjoy an array of hands-on activities including mending pottery, screening for artifacts, and “sorting and picking.” Learn more about the importance of archaeology and examine real artifacts found on site. Location: The Ed Shed

1:00pm–4:00pm: Archaeology in Action!
Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists continue digging in the afternoon. Locations: The Memorial Church [Monday & Wednesday through Sunday] and New Towne, near the Ambler Mansion Ruins [Monday through Friday].

2:00pm–3:00pm James Fort Archaeology Walking Tour
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologist or education specialist who has been part of the exciting discoveries on a walking tour through James Fort to hear about the ongoing excavations and some of the most significant findings. Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument.

Special Programs and Activities This Week

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 3:00pm–4:30pm: Curator’s Artifact Tour This Tour is Sold Out!
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.]

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 12:00pm–12:30pm: Captain Brewster’s Kids
Join in the ranks with Captain Brewster and train to defend Jamestown! As a new recruit, learn the manual of arms for the halberd—“a most ancient and honorable pole arm”—and then march in the “Grand Parade” inside James Fort! For kids ages 6 and up. Program will be held near the Hunt Shrine.

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm: Inside James Fort: Carpentry Demonstration
Carpenter Paul Zelesnikar will demonstrate the tools and methods used by the first colonists to build everything from the fort walls to stools and chests. Program will be held inside James Fort.

Not visiting this week? Next week’s schedule will be posted on Friday or check the calendar for future special events.

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
Memorial Church: 9:00am–4:30pm
Archaearium: 9:30am–5:30pm
Ed Shed: 11:00am–4:00pm [Thursday through Sunday]
Dale House Café: 11:00am–4:30pm

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.