Weekly Schedule

April 23-29, 2018

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!

Daily Programs and Activities (Available Monday through Sunday, unless noted)

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

9:00am–12:00pm: Archaeology in Action! [Monday through Friday]
Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists are actively exploring the church site. Excavations are ongoing in and around the Memorial Church to learn more about several 17th-century churches that stood in the same location. Stop by the site to ask about the latest discoveries! Location: The Memorial Church

11:00am–12:00pm: James Fort Archaeology Walking Tour
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.

1:00pm–4:00pm: Archaeology in Action! [Monday through Friday]
Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists continue digging in the afternoon.

2:00pm–3:00pm: James Fort Archaeology Walking Tour [Monday through Thursday & 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.

2:00pm–3:00pm: First Africans Walking Tour [Friday & Saturday]
This walking tour of “New Town” will focus on the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619. But the story of African Americans at Jamestown goes beyond 1619… Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument.

Special Programs and Activities This Week

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 3:00pm–4:30pm: Curator’s Artifact Tour This Tour is Sold Out!
Go behind-the-scenes to visit the Historic Jamestowne Research Center where many of the project’s 2 million artifacts are cleaned, cataloged, conserved, and studied.

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm: Inside James Fort: Built of “pales, posts and railes”
Carpenter Paul Zelesnikar will demonstrate the tools and methods used by the first colonists to build everything from the fort walls to stools and chests. Stop by to learn more about this important trade! Program will be held inside James Fort.

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 4:30pm–8:30pm: SOL Review Night
Join Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists, conservators, curators, and educators as they help to prepare you for your Virginia Studies SOL. Take a closer look at Virginia’s early history from the people working at the original James Fort site. Location: James Fort Site.

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
Archaearium: 9:30am–5:30pm
Dale House Café: 11:00am–4:30pm

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.