James Fort Messenger Bag


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The preferred field bag of our archaeologists, this canvas satchel can carry your phone, camera, keys and other essentials while you explore Historic Jamestowne or on your way to school or work. It can be worn as a shoulder bag or cross body bag. There is a zipped pouch on the  inside of the bag, and two metal twist latches to keep the bag closed.

Material: 100% Cotton Twill


In 1608 Captain John Smith prepared two hand-drawn maps of James Fort and eastern Virginia to send back to England. While both maps are now lost, one drawing known as the Zúñiga map still survives.

Pedro de Zúñiga was the Spanish ambassador stationed in London. He obtained a copy of Smith’s map and smuggled it to King Philip III to inform him of English progress in colonizing North America.

This image of James Fort depicted on the Zúñiga map is used as the logo for the Jamestown Rediscovery project.

Click here to learn more about the Zúñiga map of James Fort.


Additional information

Weight 0.75 lbs