Weekly Schedule

February 2019

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

Operations Updates:
  • From February 23 through March 3, Historic Jamestowne will feature kids’ activities for Home School Week.
  • The Memorial Church is currently closed to visitors and will re-open in the spring of 2019.

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.

11:00am–12:00pm James Fort Education Walking Tour
Join a member of the Jamestown Rediscovery education team to hear how the ongoing archaeology is shedding new light on the lives of the early settlers and the events that occurred here. Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument.

2:00pm–3:00pm: First Africans Walking Tour [Friday & Saturday]
This walking tour of New Towne 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 Month

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 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.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 2:00pm–3:00pm: Legacies of 1619: Freedom and Slavery at Jamestown
Join Jamestown Rediscovery Manager of Public Programs, Justin Bates, as he discusses the events of the summer of 1619, the year the first documented enslaved Africans arrived in the Virginia colony. The events of 1619 signify the paradox of freedom and slavery that lay at the root of Virginia’s founding, creating long lasting legacies which can still be seen and felt 400 years later. Location: Dale House Café.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 2:00pm–3:00pm: American Heartbreak: Historic Memory & Racial Amnesia at Jamestown
Join Jamestown Rediscovery Public Historian, Mark Summers, as he situates the commemoration of Jamestown within the civil rights struggle to acknowledge black history. He will discuss how Jamestown became something of a Confederate “Lost Cause” shrine in the 19th century. Location: Dale House Café.

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 2:00pm–3:00pm: Legacies of 1619: Freedom and Slavery at Jamestown
Join Jamestown Rediscovery Manager of Public Programs, Justin Bates, as he discusses the events of the summer of 1619, the year the first documented enslaved Africans arrived in the Virginia colony. The events of 1619 signify the paradox of freedom and slavery that lay at the root of Virginia’s founding, creating long lasting legacies which can still be seen and felt 400 years later. Location: Dale House Café.

Saturday, February 23-Sunday, March 3, 2019: Home School Week
Historic Jamestowne will feature kids’ activities perfect for home educators. Embark on a scavenger hunt around James Fort and meet some of the people who called Virginia their home in the 17th century. Location: James Fort.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 2:00pm–3:00pm: American Heartbreak: Historic Memory & Racial Amnesia at Jamestown
Join Jamestown Rediscovery Public Historian, Mark Summers, as he situates the commemoration of Jamestown within the civil rights struggle to acknowledge black history. He will discuss how Jamestown became something of a Confederate “Lost Cause” shrine in the 19th century. Location: Dale House Café.

Not visiting this month? Next month’s schedule will be posted on the last Friday of the month 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
Archaearium: 9:30am–5:00pm
Dale House Café: 11:00am–4:00pm
Island Loop Drive: 8:30am–sunset

Guests are asked to leave the island by sunset.

Schedule Changes

We do our best to offer all activities as scheduled, but occasionally weather or other factors will necessitate last-minute changes. Please check with Visitor Services staff outside of the Visitor Center for the most up-to-date information.