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In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, May 6 2014 at 10:00 AM

Jamestown Day
Saturday, May 10 2014 at 10:00 AM

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, May 14 2014 at 3:00 PM

In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, May 20 2014 at 10:00 AM

Diego de Molina: English Captive, Spanish Spy
Saturday, May 24 2014

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, May 28 2014 at 3:00 PM

In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, May 6 2014 at 10:00 AM
In the Trenches Tours are conducted at 10:00 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April through October.

Join a small inside and up-close group tour of the Lost 1607 James Fort led by Dr. William Kelso, Director of the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project since 1994. Your reserved place in this special group allows you to come under the ropes to walk the surface of the ground once trod by Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and Queen Elizabeth II -- now the very soil being dug by Historic Jamestowne archaeologists. You share the once in a lifetime "moment of discovery" as a part of America's birthplace sees the first light of day in over 400 years.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the tour.

The price is $40, which includes a 7-Day Admission Ticket to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield.

Tour members must dress according to weather predictions. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$40
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


Jamestown Day
Saturday, May 10 2014 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Participate in a variety of interpretive programs and demonstrations marking the anniversary of the 1607 founding of America's first permanent English colony at Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement. "Jamestown Day" features Historic Jamestowne's ongoing archaeological discoveries of the 1607 fort and one of Jamestown Settlement's ships sailing in the James River. A variety of family-friendly programs on Powhatan and English weaponry, military and maritime demonstrations, and traditional music and entertainment will take place at both sites. "Jamestown Day" is jointly sponsored by Historic Jamestowne, site of the original 1607 settlement jointly administered by the National Park Service and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (on behalf of Preservation Virginia), and Jamestown Settlement, a living-history museum of 17th-century Virginia administered by the state's Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. There is separate admission to visit Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement.

Historic Jamestowne
"Jamestown Day" at Historic Jamestowne will feature tours, demonstrations and ongoing archaeological excavations of the 1607 James Fort, allowing guests to share in the moments of discovery while interacting with archaeologists on site. Guests can meet English colonists Captain Edward Brewster and Pocahontas's "brothers" Aquinton and Keyghaughton, and see displays of American Indian and English archery. The St. Maries Citty Militia will be on hand to demonstrate 17th-century military tactics. A variety of archaeologist and ranger tours and programs highlighting the history of first settlement will be available throughout the day, including blacksmiths at the fort site and costumed glassblowers at the Glasshouse showing America's first industries.

Jamestown Settlement
A highlight of "Jamestown Day" events at Jamestown Settlement is the mid-morning departure of the Discovery, a re-creation of one of the three ships that brought colonists to Virginia in 1607, to set sail in the James River. Programs will allow visitors to learn about the early relationship between Powhatan Indians and English colonists and take part in comparative demonstrations on weaponry and methods of warfare. From tying knots to making rope, visitors can join in hands-on activities while learning about the life of a sailor. Entertainment of the 1600s will be presented, as well as artillery demonstrations and military drills. Visitors can enjoy storytelling, a 17th-century fair with puppet shows, juggling and magic, and traditional music by David Gardner on fiddle and The Itinerant Band, performing a sampling of 17th-century music from the British Isles. Visitors can engage in a variety of diversions, such as hobby-horse racing and jousting, hoop rolling, and quoits.
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, May 14 2014 at 3:00 PM
Curator's Artifact Tours are conducted at 3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month beginning April 10 through October. Tours start from the Pocahontas statue.

Senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the artifact collection of James Fort. This 90-minute guided program begins with a brief overview of the Jamestown Rediscovery project and offers a rare glimpse of the vault where more than one million artifacts recovered during excavations are housed. Straube will highlight important finds and discuss how artifacts tell the story of Jamestown's early years. After the tour, guests will have time to explore the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium where galleries of selected archaeological artifacts are displayed.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 2:30 p.m. on the day of the tour. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

The price is $40, which includes a 7-Day Admission Ticket to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield.

Note: Due to limited space and the fragile nature of artifacts in the laboratory, this tour is restricted to 10 people. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$40
Location:
Tour meets at Pocahontas statue.
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, May 20 2014 at 10:00 AM
In the Trenches Tours are conducted at 10:00 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April through October.

Join a small inside and up-close group tour of the Lost 1607 James Fort led by Dr. William Kelso, Director of the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project since 1994. Your reserved place in this special group allows you to come under the ropes to walk the surface of the ground once trod by Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and Queen Elizabeth II -- now the very soil being dug by Historic Jamestowne archaeologists. You share the once in a lifetime "moment of discovery" as a part of America's birthplace sees the first light of day in over 400 years.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the tour.

The price is $40, which includes a 7-Day Admission Ticket to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield.

Tour members must dress according to weather predictions. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$40
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


Diego de Molina: English Captive, Spanish Spy
Saturday, May 24 2014
12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
The Spaniard Diego de Molina has spent the last two and a half years as a prisoner at Jamestown. He is allowed an interview with those willing to meet with him, but beware -- he is allegedly a spy. Molina was captured near Ft. Algernon as his ship anchored at the mouth of the James River. During his captivity, Jamestown has recovered from the "starving time." and a war with the Virginia Indians. The English now enjoy a tenuous peace following the capture of Pocahontas and her conversation to Protestant Christianity. Molina will no doubt dread the impact this will have on Catholic Spain in the New World.

This event is part of a series of public programs highlighting the World of Pocahontas, a special year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to Englishman John Rolfe. This program is generously supported by James City County (VA).

Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997, ext. 100.


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, May 28 2014 at 3:00 PM
Curator's Artifact Tours are conducted at 3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month beginning April 10 through October. Tours start from the Pocahontas statue.

Senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the artifact collection of James Fort. This 90-minute guided program begins with a brief overview of the Jamestown Rediscovery project and offers a rare glimpse of the vault where more than one million artifacts recovered during excavations are housed. Straube will highlight important finds and discuss how artifacts tell the story of Jamestown's early years. After the tour, guests will have time to explore the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium where galleries of selected archaeological artifacts are displayed.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 2:30 p.m. on the day of the tour. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

The price is $40, which includes a 7-Day Admission Ticket to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield.

Note: Due to limited space and the fragile nature of artifacts in the laboratory, this tour is restricted to 10 people. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$40
Location:
Tour meets at Pocahontas statue.
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


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