Weekly Schedule

August 14-20, 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!

Operations Updates:

  • Hands on the Past! children’s activities will not be offered and the Ed Shed will be closed on Saturday, August 19. We regret the inconvenience.

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 [Daily] 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.

11:30am–3:30pm: Hands on the Past! [Daily, except Saturday]
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, near the Hunt Shrine

1:00pm–4:00pm: Archaeology in Action!
Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists continue digging in the afternoon. Locations: The Memorial Church [Daily] 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

Tuesday, August 15, 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.]

Not visiting this week? Check out next week’s schedule or 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
Dale House Café: 11:00am–4:30pm
Ed Shed: 11:30am–3:30pm, Except Saturday

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.