Join a behind-the-scenes tour of the spectacular James Fort artifact collection.

The Curator’s Artifact Tour provides an exciting opportunity to visit Jamestown Rediscovery’s archaeological laboratory and collection facility. Learn more about how artifacts are cataloged, analyzed, researched, and stored. This 90-minute program begins with a brief overview of the archaeological collection consisting of more than two million artifacts recovered since digging began in 1994. Our curator will also highlight important finds and show how artifacts tell the story of Jamestown’s early years.


Curator’s Artifact Tours are conducted at 3:00pm usually on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from April through October. See below for the complete list of upcoming tours. The 2019 season is now completed. The 2020 schedule will be announced by the end of February.


Adult tickets are $45 each and Youth tickets (15 years of age and under) are $25 each. Tickets include 7-day Admission to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. Children 15 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is limited to 10 people, so early booking is encouraged.

Combo Tickets
For selected weeks when Tales of the Silver Shovel (Tuesdays at 10:00am) and the Curator’s Artifact Tour (Wednesdays at 3:00pm) are offered on consecutive days, this tour may also be purchased as a Combo ticket that includes both programs as well as 7-day admission to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown battlefield. Combo tickets are $80 each for adults and $60 for youth and can be purchased through the Curator’s Artifact Tour page when they are available.


See the Tour FAQ page for answers to commonly-asked questions.

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