Weekly Schedule

January 27 – February 2, 2020

Historic Jamestowne offers much to see and do for visitors of all ages. Check out next week’s happenings below and explore the interactive map to help plan your next visit!

Regularly Scheduled Programs and Activities

All programs and activities below are included with any Historic Jamestowne admission ticket, unless noted.

11:00am–12:00pm: James Fort Archaeology Walking Tour [Daily]
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologist or education specialist who has been part of the exciting discoveries on a walking tour through James Fort to hear about the ongoing excavations and some of the most significant findings. Tour begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

2:00pm–3:00pm: Jamestown vs. Plymouth Walking Tour [Thursday]
Join Mark Summers for a walking tour where he will compare and contrast the two colonies, the origins of their rivalry, and some surprising correlations between them. Tour begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

2:00pm–3:00pm: First Africans Walking Tour [Friday]
This walking tour of “New Town” will focus on the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619. Of the nine Africans listed at Jamestown by 1625, only one was identified by name—a woman named Angela. Recent archaeology has investigated the site of where Angela lived and worked. But the story of African Americans at Jamestown goes beyond 1619… Tour begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

2:00pm–3:00pm: James Fort Archaeology Walking Tour [Saturday & Sunday]
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologist or education specialist who has been part of the exciting discoveries on a walking tour through James Fort to hear about the ongoing excavations and some of the most significant findings. Tour begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

Special Programs and Activities This Week

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 10:00am–4:00pm: Inside James Fort: Forged in Iron
Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmiths Shel Browder and/or Steve Mankowski for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge. Location: Archaearium.

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 10:00am–4:00pm: Inside James Fort: Forged in Iron
Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmiths Shel Browder and/or Steve Mankowski for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge. Location: Archaearium.

Friday, January 31, 2020, 10:00am–4:00pm: Inside James Fort: Forged in Iron
Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmiths Shel Browder and/or Steve Mankowski for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge. Location: Archaearium.

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:00am–4:00pm: Archaearium Artifact Adventures
Take a break from the cold and spend your day at the Jamestown Rediscovery artifact museum! Meet colonists and real archaeologists, participate in hands-on activities, and explore the world of the first permanent colony in the New World. Location: Archaearium.

Not visiting this week? Next week’s schedule will be posted on Friday or check the calendar for future special events.

Operating Hours

Entrance Gate: 8:30am–4:30pm
Visitor Center: 9:00am–5:00pm
1608 Glasshouse: 8:30am–5:00pm
Island Loop Drive: 8:30am–sunset
Memorial Church: 9:00am–5:00pm
Archaearium: 9:30am–5:00pm
Dale House Café: 11:00am–4:00pm
Ed Shed: CLOSED, unless noted.

Guests may remain on park grounds until sunset.

Schedule Changes

We do our best to offer all activities as scheduled, but occasionally weather or other factors will necessitate last-minute changes. Some programs, such as NPS Ranger Tours, are only announced that day, so please check at the Visitor Center for the most up-to-date information.