Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement will mark the 409th anniversary of the founding of America's first permanent English settlement on Saturday, May 14, with interpretive programs on Powhatan and English interactions, military and maritime displays, family-friendly tours and activities, and traditional music and entertainment. The annual commemorative event features Historic Jamestowne's ongoing archaeological discoveries of the 1607 fort and one of Jamestown Settlement's re-created ships sailing in the James River.
"Jamestown Day" is jointly sponsored by Historic Jamestowne, site of the original 1607 settlement jointly administered by the National Park Service and Jamestown Rediscovery (on behalf of Preservation Virginia), and Jamestown Settlement, a living-history museum of 17th-century Virginia administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.
Separate site admission: Jamestown Settlement is $17.00 for adults and $8.00 (ages 6-12); Historic Jamestowne is $14.00 adults (ages 16 and older). A four-site value ticket for Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Battlefield and the Yorktown Victory Center is available for purchase at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center. Parking is free.
For more information about Jamestown Settlement, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or visit www.historyisfun.org. For information about Historic Jamestowne, call (757) 229-4997 or (757) 898-2410 or visit www.historicjamestowne.org or www.nps.gov/colo.