Archaeology Tours

Learn more about how archaeology has changed our understanding of life in James Fort and the new discoveries being made by taking a tour. Included with any Historic Jamestowne ticket, free walking tours with an archaeologist or educational specialist are offered daily, weather permitting. To find out more about when these tours are available, please check the weekly schedule.

Jamestown Rediscovery also offers several behind-the-scenes opportunities to explore the history and archaeology of the island. Take a Tales of the Silver Shovel walking tour of the Fort Site with Emeritus Director of Archaeology and Research, Dr. Bill Kelso. Or visit the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory on a Curator’s Artifact Tour to see some of the 2-million artifacts recovered from the site. The Jamestown Rediscovery education team can also plan a custom tour for a family reunion or genealogy group. To learn more and how to reserve your spot for one of these special opportunities, click on the links below!

Weekly Schedule

Tales of the Silver Shovel

Curator's Artifact Tour

Custom Tours