Hear about more than 25 years of momentous discoveries!

Join Jamestown Rediscovery’s Emeritus Director of Archaeology and Research, Dr. William “Bill” Kelso, for an exclusive visit to the James Fort site. Dr. Kelso will reflect on how more than 25 years of digging at Jamestown has reshaped our understanding of life in the settlement’s early years. Since first putting a shovel into the ground in 1994, Kelso and the Jamestown Rediscovery team have made countless discoveries, from finding the location of the first church to unearthing evidence of survival cannibalism. The program concludes with a book-signing. Bring your own copy of one of Dr. Kelso’s books or purchase his latest, Jamestown: The Truth Revealed, at our gift shop, and he will personalize it.


James Fort: Lost & Found Tours are conducted at 10:30am on selected Tuesdays from April through October. The program lasts between 90 minutes and 2 hours. See below for a list of upcoming tours.


This program begins at the Pocahontas Statue and will end with a book signing at the Visitor Center or Archaearium.


Adult tickets are $60 each and Youth tickets (15 years of age and under) are $40 each. Program tickets include 7-day Admission to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. Children 15 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are limited, so early booking is encouraged.

Combo Tickets
For selected weeks when James Fort: Lost and 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 James Fort: Lost & Found Tours

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