Historic Jamestowne

England's first permanent settlement in North America

    Located in Coastal Virginia

   Reopens in March 2021

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John Smith Statue
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Yames Towne Tag
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Walk in the footsteps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas at the original site of Jamestown, England's first permanent settlement in North America.

Can’t-Miss Activities

  • Witness the moment of discovery as Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists excavate the 1607 James Fort site.

  • Explore the Archaearium, Historic Jamestowne’s award-winning archaeology museum, featuring more than 4,000 artifacts recovered from the James Fort site.

  • Visit the Memorial Church and 17th century church tower and stand in the exact spot where the first legislative assembly met in 1619.

  • Join a walking tour with an archaeologist or park ranger to dig deeper into Jamestown history and learn about recent excavations.

  • Stop at the Glasshouse of 1608 to observe artisans practice glassmaking, one of the earliest industries attempted on the island.

  • Enjoy lunch on the banks of the James River at the Dale House Cafe.

  • Walk, run, bike, or drive the Jamestown Island Loop Drive, a five mile self-guided driving tour that explores the natural environment and history of the island.

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COVID Safety Precautions

Face Covering

Face Coverings

Guests are encouraged to wear face coverings throughout the site.

Masks must be worn inside all buildings, including the Memorial Church, the Archaearium, and the Visitor Center, as required by executive order in Virginia.

Programming

All programs are currently outdoors. Seating will be positioned to facilitate physical distancing.

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This website was created in collaboration with:

  • Colonial Williamsburg

  • Historic Jamestowne

  • Jamestown Settlement

  • American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

  • Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

  • James Madison’s Montpelier

  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon

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