Archaearium Virtual Tour

Thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Humanities you can now visit the Archaearium online. The award-winning archaeological museum displays thousands of artifacts just feet away from where they were excavated. The tour was created and is narrated by Dr. Charles (Chuck) Durfor, Senior Staff Archaeologist with Jamestown Rediscovery.

We are grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities without whose support this tour would not be possible.

Enter the Virtual Tour

Archaearium Virtual Tour

Tour Tips

Movement Icons Use the on-screen arrows or drag with your mouse/finger to rotate.
Click on the flashing arrows to zoom in on a particular exhibit or move to a different area.
Plus / Minus icons Click on the plus/minus icons to zoom in/out or pinch-to-zoom on touch-enabled devices.
Archaearium Map On wider screens a map of the Archaearium will be at the top-right of the display. You can click/touch one of the black dots on the map to drop into the tour at that specific point.
Audio Clip A headphones icon indicates an audio clip describing the current area or exhibit.
Video Clip Select video projector icons to watch silent films of archaeologists excavating artifacts found in the exhibit, conservators preserving them, or curators discussing their origin and significance.
Information Information icons open webpages from the Historic Jamestowne website offering a deeper dive into artifacts and relevant history.
Information To get a closer look at certain panels, select the photo icon.
Right-click Menu You can enable/disable full-screen rendering and mute/unmute the audio by right-clicking/long-pressing the screen.
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