Weekly Schedule

October 14 – 20, 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!

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
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologist 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: First Africans Walking Tour [Friday]
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… Tour begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

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.

3:00pm–4:00pm: First Assembly Tour [Thursday]
This walking tour of the James Fort will focus on the struggle toward good government—from the chaos of the early fort period to the long lasting effects of the democracy—and the rule of law that eventually lead to American Independence! Tour begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

Special Programs and Activities This Week

Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:00am–11:00am: A Century of Women in Archaeology
Learn about the history and archaeology of Jamestown’s churches as well as the crucial role women have played in the excavations since 1897. [Requires a separate ticket.]

Friday, October 18, 2019, 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 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: James Fort

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 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 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: James Fort

Saturday, October 19, 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. Program will be held inside James Fort.

Not visiting this week? Check out next week’s schedule or 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–5:30pm
Dale House Café: 11:00am–4:30pm
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.