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Explore America’s

Early Beginnings

Walk the grounds of the first permanent English settlement
Historic Jamestowne and James River at sunset

The World of

Pocahontas

Visit our newest exhibit exploring the material world of Virginia’s Native peoples and their interactions with Jamestown’s settlers.

The World of Pocahontas

Get your

hands dirty

Experience ongoing discovery and meet the archaeologists behind it all at this active site
Hands holding Historic Jamestowne artifacts

Discover Life

As a Settler

Meet the original English colonists and hear their stories
17th Century interpreter performing a demonstration while suited in armor
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Historic Jamestowne

Share in the Discovery

Walk in the footsteps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas at Historic Jamestowne. Explore the site of the first permanent colony in North America and watch archaeologists uncover the remains of the 1607 James Fort and explore what they’re digging this season. At Historic Jamestowne, you can take an archaeology walking tour, view artifacts unearthed at the fort site at the Archaearium, attend special programs and events and enjoy lunch by the James River at the on-site café.

The World of Pocahontas Pocahontas and John Rolfe

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas and John Rolfe’s 1614 wedding, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Preservation Virginia, in collaboration with the Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center and the Patawomeck Heritage Foundation, are hosting a series of public programs, lectures, and a new exhibit at Historic Jamestowne.

On April 5, 2014, visitors had the opportunity to experience Pocahontas’s marriage to Englishman John Rolfe at the original site where the wedding took place. In 2010, archaeologists uncovered the location of the 1608 church in James Fort, the site of the 1614 marriage.

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    Continuing a Legacy of Collaboration

    The collaboration between The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Preservation Virginia aims to unite the Historic Triangle and underscore its significance to the foundation of America. Explore the connected histories of Jamestown and Williamsburg through compelling stories of discovery, diversity, and democracy.

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History-lovers, this is the ticket for you. Start by tracing the story of early America from Jamestown, through Williamsburg, and then finish in Yorktown. This ticket grants you access to five historic sites—including all Colonial Williamsburg historic sites, trade shops, and museums—for seven consecutive days from first date of use.

Your Historic Triangle Ticket includes:

  • Seven (7) consecutive days’ admission for
    • Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center, and Yorktown Battlefield
  • Colonial Williamsburg admission includes up to 35 exhibition sites and 22 trade sites practicing more than 30 18th-century trades, 2 world-class museums, and more than 100 gardens
  • Seasonal discounts on most additional Colonial Williamsburg tours, evening programs and carriage rides.

Need to Know

  • Your voucher must be exchanged for a ticket at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center before visiting Yorktown or Jamestown sites.
  • Ticket does not include walking tours, evening programs, or special events for which a separate ticket is required.
  • Some regular daytime programs require reservations.
  • Pricing and benefits are subject to change. Programs are subject to change; some may be weather dependent.
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Upcoming Events at Historic Jamestowne Events

Sep 15
11:00 AM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 15
2:00 PM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 16
10:00 AM
In the Trenches Tour
Go under the ropes to learn about the rediscovery of James Fort and share in the "moments of discovery" with Dr. William Kelso, director of the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project since 1994. Walk in the footsteps of Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, and Queen Elizabeth II at America's Birthplace. After the tour, explore the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium where galleries of selected archaeological artifacts are displayed.
Sep 16
11:00 AM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 16
2:00 PM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 17
11:00 AM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 17
2:00 PM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 18
11:00 AM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 18
2:00 PM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 19
11:00 AM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 19
2:00 PM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 20
10:30 AM
Governor Berkeley Laments the Rebellion
Meet with Gov. Sir William Berkeley as he recounts his time in Virginia and the unhappy circumstances that led to the Bacon's Rebellion and the burning of Virginia's 17th-century capitol at Jamestown in 1676. This program marks the 338th anniversary of the power struggle between two of early Virginia's strongest personalities, Berkeley and Nathaniel Bacon, and the rebellion that resulted.
Sep 20
11:00 AM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 20
1:00 PM
Governor Berkeley Laments the Rebellion
Meet with Gov. Sir William Berkeley as he recounts his time in Virginia and the unhappy circumstances that led to the Bacon's Rebellion and the burning of Virginia's 17th-century capitol at Jamestown in 1676. This program marks the 338th anniversary of the power struggle between two of early Virginia's strongest personalities, Berkeley and Nathaniel Bacon, and the rebellion that resulted.
Sep 20
2:00 PM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 20
3:00 PM
Governor Berkeley Laments the Rebellion
Meet with Gov. Sir William Berkeley as he recounts his time in Virginia and the unhappy circumstances that led to the Bacon's Rebellion and the burning of Virginia's 17th-century capitol at Jamestown in 1676. This program marks the 338th anniversary of the power struggle between two of early Virginia's strongest personalities, Berkeley and Nathaniel Bacon, and the rebellion that resulted.
Sep 20
7:00 PM
The Beginning, Progress, and Conclusion
of Bacon’s Rebellion
Join Thomas Matthew, a burgess in 1676, as he offers his "eyewitness" account of Bacon's Rebellion, a power struggle between two of early Virginia's strongest personalities, Governor Sir William Berkeley and Nathaniel Bacon. Tour the colonial town site and encounter several other "residents" of 1676 Virginia, who will offer perspectives on the events that led to the destruction of the 17th-century Capitol. Watch as controlled fires re-create the burning of Jamestown on September 19, 1676.
Sep 21
11:00 AM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 21
2:00 PM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 22
11:00 AM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 22
2:00 PM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 23
11:00 AM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 23
2:00 PM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 25
11:00 AM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 25
2:00 PM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 26
11:00 AM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 26
2:00 PM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 27
11:00 AM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 27
2:00 PM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.
Sep 28
11:00 AM
Archaeology Walking Tours
Learn about the rediscovery of James Fort of 1607 and the excavations under way this season on this walking tour of the archaeological site.