Set the stage for your island exploration by watching a video about this land in 1607 and enjoying exhibits that fit Jamestown into a worldwide story.
Find the daily schedule of guided tours. You can explore 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.
Your walk over the pitch and tar swamp gives you a chance to spot turtles, eagles, osprey or heron and imagine the way Jamestown looked in 1607.
The tall obelisk, erected in 1907, is the starting point for most walking tours of the island.
The brick church tower is the only remaining above-ground structure from early Jamestown. For centuries, visitors have made pilgrimages to this symbol of America's birthplace.
This is a cool, refreshing place to meditate on America's origins, since this church mimics 17th-century churches and stands over the foundations of where America's first representative assembly met in 1619.
Join the moment of discovery as archaeologists with the Jamestown Rediscovery Project continue to explore the fort site and bring new vitality to the story of America's beginning.
Visit this interactive space for kids and families! [Schedule varies]
Lunch at the Dale House Café will include the best view of the James River for miles in either direction! The fare includes homemade BBQ and light sandwiches along with a variety of soups, salads, and desserts.
More than 2,000 artifacts are on vivid display at this award-winning museum, including a section that highlights the objects used by Virginia Indians in "The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed."
Enjoy a peaceful walk through the area that was a bustling seaport in the 17th century. Important buildings are marked with signs and brick outlines.
Take home a part of the Jamestown story that you enjoyed. Your support is vital to the continuation of the nonprofit archaeological project that is independent of the National Park Service.
In a few minutes you can drive among the marshes and dense woods that are similar to what colonists saw. Signs explain Jamestown history across 400 years, including Civil War earthworks that still stand.
As you leave the island, stop to see skilled tradesmen making decorative glass objects as colonists did in the first years of James Fort. You can buy their handiwork to adorn your own home!
Now that you know the beginning of the story of Colonial Virginia, there are many other places to continue that story.
Check the latest info from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's buoy in the James River just off the James Fort site.
Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists, in partnership with the National Park Service, are actively exploring William Pierce’s property to learn more about the household and landscape of the site where Angela, one of the first Africans to arrive in Virginia, lived.
One of the most famous monuments on Jamestown Island, the Pocahontas statue commemorates this important woman who helped build a bridge between the English and Powhatans.
This larger-than-life bronze statue of John Smith stands within the original fort looking out toward the James River.
The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia erected the Hunt shrine in June 1922 to commemorate the Rev. Robert Hunt, the first Anglican minister of the colony, and the earliest celebration of the Holy Communion in the first permanent English settlement in America.