Weekly Schedule

November 18 – 24, 2019

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!

Operations Updates:
  • The island may experience tidal flooding on the afternoon of Monday, November 18. In the event the path to the Archaearium becomes covered with water, the museum will close early. Please exercise caution around any standing water, which may be deeper than it appears.

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 fort 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: James Fort, near the Memorial Church, weather permitting.

11:00am–12:00pm: 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.

1:00pm–4:00pm: Archaeology in Action! [Monday through Friday]
Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists continue digging in the afternoon. Location: James Fort, near the Memorial Church, weather permitting.

2:00pm–3:00pm: James Fort Archaeology Walking Tour [Saturday & Sunday]
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery education specialist to hear how the ongoing archaeology is shedding new light on the lives of the early settlers and the events that occurred here. Tour begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

Special Programs and Activities This Week

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 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. Location: Inside the James Fort

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm: Inside James Fort: Hoops & Staves
Join Cooper Marshall Sheetz 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. Location: Inside the James Fort

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.