Plan Your Visit
Use this interactive map to guide your own exploration of the island. Here are the highlights for an enriching visit.
Explore the James Fort site with an archaeologist who has troweled the ground, a park ranger who has studied the stories, or an educator who can bring the past to life.
Directions & Maps
Hours & Schedule
Shopping & Dining
Explore Jamestown Rediscovery’s exciting finds in monthly archaeological updates. Archives cover years of archaeology at James Fort.
Map of Discoveries
Click each James Fort feature to learn more about what archaeologists have learned in 20 years of work.
Excavations & Research
History of Jamestown Rediscovery
Publications & Resources
The award-winning Archaearium museum houses over 2000 artifacts that bring James Fort’s story to life.
Explore a range of artifacts that Jamestown Rediscovery has unearthed over the past 20 years.
Collections Research Resources
Ceramics Research Group
Follow the growth of England’s first permanent colony in North America and learn about life in James Fort.
Find your connection to the Jamestown story.
The First Africans
History of Jamestown
The First General Assembly
Educators & Students
Use these lesson plans and take advantage of specialized tours to help your classes learn and love Jamestown.
Kids & Families
Visit our hands-on Ed Shed and find other family fun
on the island.
Go Behind the Scenes
Specialty programs and tours, including "Tales of the Silver Shovel," led by Dr. William Kelso, and the "Curator's Artifact Tour."
Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation
The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation is committed to supporting preservation, education, and the archaeological investigation of Historic Jamestowne, the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America, where three cultures--Native American, European, and African--came together to lay the foundations of modern American society.
Jamestown Rediscovery Society
Archaeology & Collections
A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke
A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America
A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America
Adapting to a New World
American Indians, Answers To Today’s Questions
Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction
Argall: VOLUME 3 OF SEVEN DREAMS: A BOOK OF NORTH AMERICAN LANDSCAPES
Black Genesis: A Resource Book for African-American Geneaology
Captain John Smith: A Select Edition of His Writings
Captain John Smith: Writings with Other Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the First English Settlement of America
Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americans, 1585-1660
Chesapeake: Exploring the Water Trail of Captain John Smith