Visit Guide

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operations update:

  • NOTE: For the most accurate operations updates, please follow us on social media.
  • Health & safety measures requiring face coverings in buildings have been reinstated. For more information, please see the guidelines below or visit our health & safety page.

  • Due to an air conditioning system failure the Visitor Center will be closing at 12:0pm on Tuesday, September 21.
  • On Wednesday, September 22, the Memorial Church will be closed until 12:00pm for a private event.
  • On Friday, September 24, the Memorial Church will be closed until 12:00pm for a private event.
  • Admission on Saturday, September 25, will be free for National Public Lands Day, so no admission ticket is required.

operating hours

Entrance Gate: 8:30am–4:30pm
Visitor Center Ticketing: 9:00am–4:30pm
Visitor Center Gift Shop: 9:00am–5:00pm
1608 Glasshouse: 8:30am–4:30pm
Island Loop Drive: 8:30am-sunset
Memorial Church: 9:00am–5:00pm
Archaearium and Museum Store: 9:30am–5:00pm
National Park Service Information Station: 10:00am–4:00pm, weather permitting
Dale House Café: 11:00am–4:00pm
Please Note: The Visitor Center exhibit and film remain closed.

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tickets

Admission is $25.00 per adult (ages 16 & older). Reduced admission is available to National Park pass holders and Preservation Virginia members—please see the ticketing page for more information. Children (ages 15 & under) are free.

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daily schedule

All programs below are included with admission to Historic Jamestowne. Programs are subject to change due to weather or health and safety concerns.
Check the Events Calendar for additional upcoming events.

September 20 – September 26, 2021

regularly scheduled programs & tours

9:00am–12:00pm (Monday through Friday): Archaeology in Action
Share in the moment of discovery at the original 1607 James Fort. Meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and learn about ongoing excavations as well as the latest discoveries. Visitors are welcome to observe and to ask questions of the field crew, but we ask that you please respect the safety ropes.

11:00am-12:00pm (Monday through Friday): Archaeology of James Fort Walking Tour
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologist for a tour of the ongoing excavations and some of the most significant findings. Tour begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

11:00am-12:00pm (Saturday & Sunday): Jamestown History Walking Tour
Take a deeper dive into a particular aspect of the history of Jamestown. Topics vary; see below for this week’s schedule. Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument.

Saturday: The Powhatan & the English
Sunday: Introduction to James Fort

1:00pm–4:00pm (Monday through Friday): Archaeology in Action
Share in the moment of discovery at the original 1607 James Fort. Meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and learn about ongoing excavations as well as the latest discoveries. Visitors are welcome to observe and to ask questions of the field crew, but we ask that you please respect the safety ropes.

2:00pm-3:00pm (Tuesday through Sunday): Jamestown History Program
Take a deeper dive into a particular aspect of the history of Jamestown, or even explore the fort site with Anas Todkill, one of the early colonists! See below for this week’s schedule. Programs begin at the Tercentennial Monument.

Tuesday: The Powhatan & the English Walking Tour
Wednesday: The Powhatan & the English Walking Tour
Thursday: Anas Todkill’s Jamestown Walking Tour
Friday: First Africans Walking Tour
Saturday: First Africans Walking Tour
Sunday: Meet a Blacksmith Program

special programs

Saturday, September 25, 10:00am–4:00pm: Inside James Fort: Forged in Iron
Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join blacksmith Shel Browder for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Saturday, September 25, 10:00am–4:00pm: Inside James Fort: The Powhatan Indians
Join Daniel “Firehawk” Abbott of the Nanticoke people from Maryland’s Eastern Shore to learn about the material culture and lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians as well as their interactions with the settlers of Jamestown.

Sunday, September 26, 10:00am–4:00pm: Inside James Fort: Forged in Iron
Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join blacksmith Steve Mankowski for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

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site map

map of Historic Jamestowne with points of interest and walking routes highlighted

Looking for driving directions?

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visit information

National Park Service rangers are stationed behind the Visitor Center from 10:00am to 4:00pm, weather permitting, to provide brochures, Junior Ranger booklets, and Passport Book stamps.

Restrooms are available at the Visitor Center, the Archaearium, and the Dale House Café, during its operating hours. Hand sanitizing stations are positioned around the site.

Much of the visit experience takes place outdoors, so we recommend dressing comfortably for the weather conditions, which are often hot and humid in the summer. In the event of severe weather, we may need to close the site for safety reasons. Information on closures or other changes to operations will be posted at the top of this page and on our social media channels.

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health and safety guidelines

The health and safety of our visitors and staff are of utmost importance. In keeping with relevant guidance from the governor’s office, the Virginia Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Face Mask Policy
    • A federal mandate requiring face masks indoors has been reinstated. Face masks, regardless of a person’s vaccination status, must be worn inside all buildings, including the Visitor Center, Archaearium Museum, and Memorial Church.
    • Wearing of masks is encouraged in outdoor areas of the park where gathering may occur or when individuals cannot maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from other persons outside of an individual’s household.
  • The footbridge from the Visitor Center to the Fort Site and New Towne is marked with entrance and exit lanes. Please avoid lingering on the bridge to prevent crowding.
  • Most programs are outdoors. Seating is positioned to facilitate physical distancing.
  • We are doing additional cleaning of high-touch areas, and hand sanitizing stations are available around the site.
  • Signage will alert visitors to any other safety protocols or changes in wayfinding.

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gift shop

The Visitor Center gift shop and Archaearium Museum Store are open daily. Store occupancy is limited and guests not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks. Many of our gifts, souvenirs, and replicas are also available in our online shop for shipping or store pickup.

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