Plan Your Visit
Use this interactive map to guide your own exploration of the island. Here are the highlights for an enriching visit.
Explore the James Fort site 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.
Directions & Maps
Hours & Schedule
Shopping & Dining
Explore Jamestown Rediscovery’s exciting finds in monthly archaeological updates. Archives cover years of archaeology at James Fort.
Map of Discoveries
Click each James Fort feature to learn more about what archaeologists have learned in 20 years of work.
Excavations & Research
History of Jamestown Rediscovery
Publications & Resources
The award-winning Archaearium museum houses over 2000 artifacts that bring James Fort’s story to life.
Explore a range of artifacts that Jamestown Rediscovery has unearthed over the past 20 years.
Collections Research Resources
Ceramics Research Group
Follow the growth of England’s first permanent colony in North America and learn about life in James Fort.
Find your connection to the Jamestown story.
The First Africans
History of Jamestown
The First General Assembly
Educators & Students
Use these lesson plans and take advantage of specialized tours to help your classes learn and love Jamestown.
Kids & Families
Visit our hands-on Ed Shed and find other family fun
on the island.
Go Behind the Scenes
Specialty programs and tours, including "Tales of the Silver Shovel," led by Dr. William Kelso, and the "Curator's Artifact Tour."
Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation
The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation is committed to supporting preservation, education, and the archaeological investigation of Historic Jamestowne, the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America, where three cultures--Native American, European, and African--came together to lay the foundations of modern American society.
Jamestown Rediscovery Society
Archaeology & Collections
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Join us for Home School Weeks
at Historic Jamestowne!
september 7-22, 2019!
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Help Preserve America's Birthplace
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Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation!
Check out the latest artifacts and findings from the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Dig
Access robust historical data, biographies
and a timeline of events
See history come alive with programs
at the original fort site.
Interactive Map of Dig Site
Jamestown Memorial Church
School Group Tour Requests
September 17, 2019
More Dig Updates →
Activities & Games