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Historic Jamestowne offers a range of activities for younger visitors. The Ed Shed is currently closed and will re-open in the spring, but 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 05/24/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm Family-Friendly Program
Carpentry Demonstration 05/24/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm Family-Friendly Program
Blacksmithing Demonstration 05/25/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm Family-Friendly Program
Inside James Fort: The Powhatan Indians 05/25/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm Family-Friendly Program
Inside James Fort: The Powhatan Indians 05/31/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm Family-Friendly Program
Blacksmithing Demonstration 06/01/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm Family-Friendly Program
Inside James Fort: The Powhatan Indians 06/07/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm Family-Friendly Program
Blacksmithing Demonstration 06/08/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm Family-Friendly Program
Blacksmithing Demonstration 06/14/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm Family-Friendly Program
Carpentry Demonstration 06/14/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm Family-Friendly Program