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Visiting the Archaearium

The story of Jane is told in a showcase of fascinating objects belonging to Jamestown colonists 400 years ago, unearthed from the long lost James Fort site. The Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium showcases the findings of the world-renowned archaeological discoveries at the first permanent English settlement in the New World and the birthplace of America. Exhibits focus on the Virginia Company period and reveal a new understanding of the first English settlers, their relationship with the Virginia Indians, their endeavors and struggles, and how they lived, died and shaped a new society. Visitors will discover how archaeologists found the fort and encounter displays of arms and armor, medical instruments, personal objects, ceramics, tools, coins, trade items, musical instruments and games.

The Archaearium
The Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium is located at Historic Jamestowne and is open from 9:30 AM 5:30 PM. Access to the Archaearium is free for visitors to Historic Jamestowne. School groups must reserve a time to visit the Archaearium. The fee is $30 per school group (30 students). To reserve a school group visit to the Archaearium, call 757-229-4997 ext. 111 or e-mail at msummers@preservationvirginia.org.

Visit the Archaearium

The Archaearium opened for the 400th anniversary of Jamestown in 2007. Its 7,500 square feet showcase some of the most spectacular of the 1.5 million artifacts found so far by the Jamestown Rediscovery Project.

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