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In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, October 2 2012 at 10:00 AM

Blacksmith Tour
Wednesday, October 3 2012 at 4:30 PM

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, October 10 2012 at 3:00 PM

Virginia Archaeology Day
Saturday, October 13 2012 at 10:00 PM

In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, October 16 2012 at 10:00 AM

The Queen’s Tour & Tea
Thursday, October 18 2012 at 5:00 PM

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, October 24 2012 at 3:00 PM

In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, October 2 2012 at 10:00 AM
In the Trenches Tours are conducted at 10:00 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April through October. NOTE: There are NO In the Trenches tours in August.

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 in the museum store by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the tour.

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.

Cost includes a one-day pass to Historic Jamestowne. Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$30
Contact:
757-229-4997


Blacksmith Tour
Wednesday, October 3 2012 at 4:30 PM
Rediscover the 1607 James Fort and one of the most important industries to the earliest Virginia colonists in this special evening presentation. Jamestown Rediscovery senior staff archaeologist David Givens will lead a tour highlighting the exciting revelations of life in the fort and blacksmith Shel Browder will demonstrate his craft on the actual site of the first blacksmith’s shop at Jamestown. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Price:
$15.00 per person
Contact:
For more information and tickets, call 1-800-HISTORY


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, October 10 2012 at 3:00 PM
Curator's Artifact Tours are conducted at 3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month beginning May 23 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.

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:
$20
Location:
Tour meets at Pocahontas statue.
Contact:
757-229-4997


Virginia Archaeology Day
Saturday, October 13 2012 at 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Archaeology is the theme of special programming at Historic Jamestowne in observance of Virginia Archaeology Month. Meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and learn about the discoveries made at the James Fort site during the 2012 field season. The day provides opportunities to explore archaeology and Jamestown’s history through a variety of tours, activities and encounters. In addition, the Glasshouse of 1608 will provide demonstrations and activities highlighting the importance of the glass industry and its development at Jamestown throughout the weekend. Archaeology Day is sponsored in part by The Edward Maria Wingfield Endowment Fund, established by The Wingfield Family Society to honor Wingfield as soldier, investor and Jamestown's first president.

Schedule of Events:
The Buried Truth: Share in the moment of discovery at the original 1607 James Fort. Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists will be on site to highlight the finds of the 2012 field season at the fort site. 10 am – 4 pm

Native Lifeways of the Chesapeake: Learn about the material culture and life ways of the Tidewater Algonquians in early Virginia. Daniel Abbott, a Nanticoke descendant, provides demonstrations of tool making, domestic skills, and more. 10 am – 4 pm

Meet a Settler: Step back in time with Anas Todkill and learn about his experiences as one of the first English settlers at Jamestown. 10 am – 4 pm
Forged in History: Blacksmiths will demonstrate iron smelting, one of the trades practiced by the early settlers. 10 am – 4 pm

Artifact Adventures at the Archaearium: Join archaeological conservators to learn how artifacts make it from field to display and learn about the tools used to conserve them. Assist archaeologists sorting through the smallest excavated material to find animal bones, shell, and seeds for clues to fort life in the 17th century. 10 am – 4 pm

Tours
Archaeologist Walking Tour: Join an archaeologist for an in-depth tour of the 1607 fort site and learn about this season’s excavations. 11am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm
Jamestown Jones: Indiana’s older (and slightly less well-known) brother will lead a family friendly tour highlighting Jamestown’s role in the development of historic archaeology. Learn how archaeology, artifacts and historic documents brings Jamestown’s story back to life. 12 & 2 pm. Continues on Sunday at 12 & 3 pm

Children’s Activities
Survivors: A Jamestown Adventure Can you survive in the New World? Start your adventure at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center and find the keys to survival as you explore Jamestown Island. Will you find the resources and supplies to save the colony and yourself? Collect your reward when you complete the adventure at the Archaearium and find out if you are a survivor! 10 am – 3 pm

Dig Box Learn about the process of historic archaeology by using the same techniques and guidelines used by archaeologists at our kid-friendly Dig Box. 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Make A Pinch Pot Learn how the American Indians made and used pottery. Participants will make a pot using the pinch method employed by American Indians. 1:30 pm. Continues on Sunday at 1:30 pm

Glass House of 1608
While on site, guests are invited to visit the Jamestown Glasshouse of 1608 for special activities and demonstrations highlighting the importance of the glass industry and its development at Jamestown. Glassblowers make 17th-century German style drinking vessels and demonstrate the Italian glass techniques using colored glass rods to make delicate designs. In addition, there will be opportunities to observe how 17th-century window pane glass was made, create a design that the glassblowers will make, and participate in a raffle for prizes. 9 am – 5 pm, Continues Sunday, Oct. 14.
Price:
Events are free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne.
Contact:
757-229-4997 or www.historicjamestowne.org


In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, October 16 2012 at 10:00 AM
In the Trenches Tours are conducted at 10:00 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April through October. NOTE: There are NO In the Trenches tours in August.

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 in the museum store by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the tour.

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.

Cost includes a one-day pass to Historic Jamestowne. Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$30
Contact:
757-229-4997


The Queen’s Tour & Tea
Thursday, October 18 2012 at 5:00 PM
Receive the royal treatment during an afternoon of touring and tea. Enjoy the Queen’s Tour with senior archaeological curator Bly Straube at the Voorhees Archaearium. In 2007, Straube gave this special museum tour to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Before your royal tour begins, enjoy innovative tea delicacies prepared by Carrot Tree Kitchens and paired with Harney & Sons gourmet teas at our café. During the Queen’s Tour, you will have an intimate look at the archaeological displays at the museum and hear the unique stories behind some of Straube’s favorite artifacts. Straube has been with the Jamestown Rediscovery Project from its beginning in 1994 and is an internationally recognized expert in 17th-century material culture. Reservations are required.
Price:
Tickets are $32 per person (price includes 10% sales tax)
Contact:
For more information and tickets, call 1-800-HISTORY.


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, October 24 2012 at 3:00 PM
Curator's Artifact Tours are conducted at 3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month beginning May 23 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.

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:
$20
Location:
Tour meets at Pocahontas statue.
Contact:
757-229-4997


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