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. Ticketing and information are available from 9:00am–4:30pm daily, and the gift shop is open from 9:00am–5:00pm daily. Store occupancy is limited, and guests are required to wear masks inside the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center restrooms and exhibits are temporarily closed.
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.