The Jamestown experience begins at the Visitor Center, located one mile past the entrance gate and across the causeway connecting the mainland to the island. Our Visitor Services team will assist you with purchasing tickets and provide site maps as well as tour information to help you get the most out of your visit. Our mobile-friendly Visit Guide also provides up-to-date information on hours of operations and the program schedule.

The original fort site and New Towne are accessible from the Visitor Center by crossing the footbridge over the pitch and tar swamp, where turtles, herons, and other wildlife may be seen along the way. The bridge ends at the Tercentennial Monument where you can join a walking tour or stroll the island at your leisure.

After completing your visit, return through the Visitor Center and stop by the gift shop. We offer a wide variety of books, gifts, and souvenirs to help you remember your Jamestown experience.

visitor center hours of operation

Visitor Center Building Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, daily
Ticketing and Information: 9:00am-4:30pm, daily
Visitor Center Gift Shop: 9:00am-5:00pm, daily
Please Note: The Visitor Center exhibit and film are currently closed.

health and safety measures

  • In support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, the National Park Service (NPS) has implemented a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors. Masks will be required in all indoor facilities, including the Visitor Center, Gift Shop, and Restrooms.
  • Wayfinding signage in the building will help guests maintain physical distancing while in the building and the gift shop occupancy is limited.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available are available at the Visitor Center and other locations around the site.