Visit Guide

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operations update for tropical storm isaias:

  • Tickets purchased for August 4 may be redeemed any other day this week. 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
Please Note: The Visitor Center restrooms and exhibit as well as the Dale House Café remain temporarily closed.

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tickets

Admission is $10 per adult aged 16 and over and free for children and Preservation Virginia members. Online tickets go on sale one week in advance. Tickets are also available in person on the day. 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.

9:00am–12:00pm: 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.

9:45am: Introduction to Jamestown Tour
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery staff member for an overview of the site where North America’s first permanent English colony began. Program begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

11:00am: Archaeology of James Fort Tour
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologist or education specialist to hear about the ongoing excavations and some of the most significant findings. Program begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

1:00pm–4:00pm: 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: Jamestown History Tour
Take a deeper dive into a particular aspect of the history of Jamestown. Topics vary depending on the expertise of the day’s speaker. See below for the current week’s schedule. Program begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

Wednesday, August 5: The First Assembly
Thursday, August 6: The First Africans
Friday, August 7: The First Assembly
Saturday, August 8: Historic Trades
Sunday, August 9: Historic Trades

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site map

map of Historic Jamestowne with points of interest and walking routes highlighted
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Looking for driving directions?

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visit information

Portable restroom facilities are available near the parking area and below the fort site, along the road away from the river. 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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