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 tours, including the “In the Trenches Tour” led by Dr. William Kelso and “The Curator’s 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
The Down to the Wire campaign
Archaeology & Collections
Government Shutdown Update:
Historic Jamestowne is OPEN during the
government shutdown although hours and
operations have been reduced.
Please click for more information or
follow us on social media for updates.
Today's Operating Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm
1619: democracy, diversity,
Click to learn more about upcoming programs and events.
Who is Buried
in the Aisle?
Click to read
about this exciting
Join us for “Archaearium Artifact Adventures"
Feburary 2 & 16, and March 2 & 16, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Looking for family-friendly fun?
Help Preserve America's Birthplace
by making a Contribution to the
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
The World of Pocahontas
January 18, 2019
More Dig Updates →
Activities & Games
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