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.
Plan Your Visit
Use this interactive map to guide your own exploration of the island. Here are the highlights for an enriching 2-hour visit.
Directions & Hours
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.
History of Jamestown Rediscovery
Dig Update Archive
Archaeology Research 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
Use these lesson plans and take advantage of specialized tours to help your classes learn and love Jamestown.
For Kids & Families
Visit our hands-on Ed Shed and find other family fun
on the island.
Specialty tours, including the “In the Trenches Tour” led by Dr. William Kelso and “The Curator’s 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
The Down to the Wire campaign
Archaeology & Collections
“blackwork” printed tea towel
“He That Will Not Work Shall Not Eate” Wall Plaque
“Yames Towne” lapel pin
1907 Memorial Church Brass Ornament
Bosun Whistle Keychain
Brass Pocket Compass
Captain John Smith Statue
Cardinal Brass Ornament
Colonial National Historic Park hiking medallion
Frosted Zuniga shot glass
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