Visit Guide

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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, Wednesday through Sunday, 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.

June 14-20, 2021

regularly scheduled programs & tours

9:00am–12:00pm (Daily): Archaeology in Action
Our archaeology team is hard at work uncovering new information about early Jamestown. Check out excavations in progress near 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-12:00pm (Daily): Archaeology of James Fort 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.

1:00pm–4:00pm (Daily): Archaeology in Action
Our archaeology team is hard at work uncovering new information about early Jamestown. Check out excavations in progress near 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-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! Topics vary; see below for this week’s schedule. Programs begin at the Tercentennial Monument.

Tuesday: Anas Todkill’s Jamestown 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

Friday, June 18, 12:30pm-1:15pm: Captain Brewster’s Kids
Join in the ranks with Captain Brewster and train to defend Jamestown! As a new recruit, learn the manual of arms for the halberd and then march in the “Grand Parade” inside James Fort. For kids ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Program takes place at the benches near the Hunt Shrine

Saturday, June 19, 9:30am-10:30am: The Powhatan & the English Walking Tour
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian for a walking tour discussing the interactions, trade, and conflict between English colonists and the Powhatan Paramount Chiefdom based on archaeological evidence. Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument.

Saturday, June 19, 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.

Saturday, June 19, 10:00am–4:00pm: Inside James Fort: Hoops & Staves
Join cooper Marshall Scheetz as he demonstrates traditional methods for creating buckets, barrels and casks. Coopering—the making of wooden storage containers—has existed for over 3,000 years.

Saturday, June 19, 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.

Saturday, June 19, 12:00pm-1:00pm: Angela’s Story
Meet Angela, one of the first Africans who lived on Jamestown Island. Listen as she recalls her former home in Angola, her capture, and her new life in Virginia. Program takes place at the benches near the Hunt Shrine.

Saturday, June 19, 3:15pm-4:15pm: Angela’s Story
Meet Angela, one of the first Africans who lived on Jamestown Island. Listen as she recalls her former home in Angola, her capture, and her new life in Virginia. Program takes place at the benches near the Hunt Shrine.

Sunday, June 20, 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.

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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 will be stationed behind the Visitor Center from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday, weather permitting, to provide brochures, Junior Ranger booklets, and Passport Book stamps. On Mondays & Tuesdays, Junior Ranger booklets are available at the ticketing desk inside the Visitor Center.

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. 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
    • Visitors and Staff who are not fully-vaccinated: Face masks are required for those who are not fully-vaccinated in all indoor spaces, including the Visitor Center, Archaearium, Memorial Church, Glasshouse, and Dale House Café. 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.
    • Visitors and Staff who are fully-vaccinated: Face masks are optional for all those who are fully-vaccinated.
  • 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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