Historic Jamestowne

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 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.