Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestowne at Sunrise with the Memorial Church, Obelisk and James fort excavations in the foreground
Archaeologists work on excavations beside the statue of Pocahontas at James Fort.
A Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologist uncovers wine bottles during a dig at Jamestown.
An archaeologist holds a 17th-century pocket sundial excavated at the James Fort site.
The Voorhees Archaearium, the Archaeology Museum at Jamestown
Visitors enjoy a walking tour at the dig site with the archaeologists.
The John Smith statue and the Jamestown Memorial Church at the 1607 James Fort Site
Historic Jamestowne at Sunrise
1368 Colonial Parkway on Jamestown Island
Jamestown, VA 23081
Region Hampton Roads
Locality James City
General Information: (757) 229-4997
Phone: (757) 856-1250
Fax: (757) 564-3844
Email hjadmin@preservationvirginia.orgia
Website www.historicjamestowne.org

Walk in the footsteps of Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, and the colonists who in 1607 settled England's first permanent colony in North America. Experience the place where Pocahontas and John Rolfe married in 1614 and the first representative assembly in America met in 1619. Share the moment of discovery with archaeologists at the 1607 James Fort excavations, April-October, and view artifacts at the Voorhees Archaearium, the site's archaeology museum.

Take an archaeology walking tour at 11 am and 2 pm daily and join a Park Ranger for a walk through New Towne established in the 1620s. View the 17th-century brick church tower and reconstructed Memorial Church along with statutes and monuments commemorating events at Virginia's first capital. Enjoy lunch at the riverside cafe and soak up the island's environment observing bald eagles, blue herons and white-tailed deer. After departing the Visitor Center, drive the five-mile Island Loop. Waysides explain how the early Jamestown settlers survived in this environment. Don't miss a stop at the Glasshouse of 1608 to observe artisans practicing glassmaking, an early industry attempted at Jamestown.

Historic Jamestowne is jointly administered by the National Park Service and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation (on behalf of Preservation Virginia.)

Admission Fee: Admission is $14 per adult and includes both Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. Youth under age 16 are free. National Parks passes and Preservation Virginia memberships are accepted, but a $5 fee may apply for entrance to Historic Jamestowne.

Last Updated: 8/21/2015 1:06 PM
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