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Historic Jamestowne offers a range of activities for younger visitors. In addition to the hands-on activities in the Ed Shed, which is open daily from 11:00am to 4:00pm through Labor Day, special programs provide opportunities for younger guests to engage with historical figures and tradespeople to learn more about life in James Fort. And best of all, kids age 15 & younger always get free admission to Historic Jamestowne!

Family-Friendly Programming
Most of Historic Jamestowne’s programming, unless noted, is suitable for all ages. However some programs are ideal for families, as they are interactive and free-flow, allowing guests to come and go as they like.

Children’s Programming
Children’s programs are exclusively for junior guests although they require an adult chaperone and may be recommended for specific age groups. Click on a program below to learn more!


upcoming children's and family-friendly programs

Blacksmithing Demonstration 11/23/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm Family-Friendly Program
Inside James Fort: Hoops & Staves 11/23/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm Family-Friendly Program
Inside James Fort: Hoops & Staves 11/29/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm Family-Friendly Program