Historic Jamestowne offers much to see and do. A typical visit can last 2 to 3 hours, but those wishing to delve deeper into Jamestown's history can easily spend half a day or more exploring the island. See archaeology in action as the Jamestown Rediscovery team continues to excavate parts of the island. Listen as an archaeologist or education specialist tells the story of the first colonists or describes the most spectacular archaeological discoveries. The 1907 Memorial Church is a cool space to contemplate the beginning of English representative democracy in North America. Break for lunch or a quick snack at the Dale House Café by the water’s edge before continuing on to the Archaearium, a museum that houses some of the most spectacular of the three million artifacts uncovered since the Jamestown Rediscovery Project began in 1994. Explore the links below to help plan your next visit!
Explore this interactive map to learn about all of the things to see and do at Historic Jamestowne, from visiting the Archaearium museum to seeing an active excavation.
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.