Visit Guide

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operations update

  • Unredeemed admission tickets for October 29 may be used any time between now and November 1. If you have questions about an online ticket purchase, please email our Visitor Services team at hjvcservices@preservationvirginia.org

opening 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–5:00pm (Please note: beginning October 31 the Dale House Café will close at 4:30pm.)
Please Note: The Visitor Center restrooms and exhibit remain temporarily closed.

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tickets

Save money and buy your tickets online! Admission is $12.50 per adult (ages 13 & older) when purchased onsite, and $10.00 per adult when purchased online. Children (ages 12 & under) as well as Preservation Virginia members are free. Online tickets are available seven days in advance. Credit cards only; no cash accepted.

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gift shop

The Visitor Center gift shop and Archaearium Museum Store are open. Store occupancy is limited and guests 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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daily schedule

Programs are offered weather permitting and are subject to change. All programs below are included with admission to Historic Jamestowne.
Check the Events Calendar for upcoming special events.

9:00am–12:00pm (Monday–Friday): Archaeology in Action
Our archaeology team is hard at work uncovering new information about early Jamestown. Check out excavations in progress outside the fort between the Memorial Church and the East Bulwark. 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 (Daily): James Fort Tour
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery staff member for either a tour of the ongoing excavations and some of the most significant findings or an overview of the early years of the colony. Program begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

Friday, October 30: The Archaeology of James Fort
Saturday, October 31: Introduction to Jamestown
Sunday, November 1: Introduction to Jamestown
Monday, November 2: The Archaeology of James Fort
Tuesday, November 3: The Archaeology of James Fort
Wednesday, November 4: The Archaeology of James Fort
Thursday, November 5: The Archaeology of James Fort

1:00pm–4:00pm (Monday–Wednesday & Friday): Archaeology in Action
Our archaeology team is hard at work uncovering new information about early Jamestown. Check out excavations in progress outside the fort between the Memorial Church and the East Bulwark. 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 (Daily): Jamestown History Tour
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! Topics vary; see below for the current week’s schedule. Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument.

Friday, October 30: Anas Todkill’s Jamestown
Saturday, October 31: Historic Trades
Sunday, November 1: Historic Trades
Monday, November 2: Anas Todkill’s Jamestown
Tuesday, November 3: The Powhatan and the English
Wednesday, November 4: Anas Todkill’s Jamestown
Thursday, November 5: The First Africans

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site map

map of Historic Jamestown 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 daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm, weather permitting, to provide brochures and Passport Book stamps. They are also distributing Junior Ranger booklets and badges, although they are not currently “swearing in” Junior Rangers at the end of their visit.

Portable restroom facilities are available near the parking area, and indoor restrooms are available at the Archaearium and the Dale House Café. Vending machines with snacks and bottled water are located on the back porch of the Visitor Center. Hand sanitizing stations are positioned around the site.

We advise all guests to bring water and sunscreen, wear comfortable shoes, and be prepared for hot, humid, and changeable weather. In the event of thunderstorms or other 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:

  • Everyone is asked to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others outside of their household whenever possible.
  • The footbridge from the Visitor Center to the historical areas will be marked with entrance and exit lanes. Please avoid lingering on the bridge to prevent crowding.
  • All programs are currently outdoors. Seating will be positioned to facilitate physical distancing.
  • Staff members will wear face coverings, and guests are encouraged to do the same throughout the site. Masks must be worn inside all buildings, including the Memorial Church, the Archaearium, and the Visitor Center, as required by executive order in Virginia.
  • We are doing additional cleaning of high-touch areas, and hand sanitizing stations are available around the site.
  • Additional signage will alert visitors to any other safety protocols or changes in wayfinding.

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