Great American Outdoors Day

two archaeologists shoveling underneath a tent
9:00am - 5:00pm

Woman screening dirt in the foreground with visitors exploring the fort site in the backgroundGreat American Outdoors Day

Fee-free day

Please join us on Wednesday, August 4, when Historic Jamestowne will offer free admission in honor of the first anniversary of the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act. In addition to visiting the James Fort Site and Archaearium Museum, guests can see archaeology in action and participate in several walking tours of the site.


  • 9:00am–12:00pm: Archaeology in Action
  • 11:00am–12:00pm: Archaeology of James Fort Tour
  • 1:00pm–4:00pm: Archaeology in Action
  • 2:00pm–3:00pm: First Assembly Walking Tour
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