Join a behind-the-scenes tour of the spectacular James Fort artifact collection.

The Curators’ Artifact Tour provides an exciting opportunity to visit Jamestown Rediscovery’s archaeological laboratory and collection facility. Learn more about how artifacts are cataloged, analyzed, researched, and stored. This 90-minute program begins with a brief overview of the archaeological collection consisting of more than three million artifacts recovered since digging began in 1994. Our curators will also highlight important finds and show how artifacts tell the story of Jamestown’s early years.


Curators’ Artifact Tours are conducted at 1:00pm on select Wednesdays  from April through October. See below for upcoming tours.


Adult tickets are $45 each and Youth tickets (15 years of age and under) are $25 each. Tickets include 7-day Admission to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. Children 15 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is limited to 10 people, so early booking is encouraged.

Combo Tickets
For selected weeks when James Fort: Lost & Found (Tuesdays at 10:30am) and the Curators’ Artifact Tour (Wednesdays at 1:00pm) are offered on consecutive days, this tour can also be purchased as part of a Combo ticket that includes both programs as well as 7-day admission to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown battlefield. Combo tickets are $80 each for adults and $60 for youth and can be purchased through the Curators’ Artifact Tour page when they are available.


See the Tour FAQ page for answers to commonly-asked questions.

Upcoming Curators’ Artifact Tours

This tour will not be offered in 2020. We will post an update about future programs later this year.