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A screen-full of artifacts just excavated from James Fort

A screen-full of artifacts just excavated from James FortThe VaultThe Archaearium

Curator's Artifact Tour

Curator's Artifact Tours are conducted at 3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month beginning April 24 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.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 2:30 p.m. on the day of the tour. An email confirmation will be sent after the online tour purchase is made. Tickets will NOT be mailed to participants. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

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.

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

If you wish to purchase $26 tour tickets available for participating children (15 and under), please call (757) 856-1250 between 9 am - 4:30 pm.

For information call 757-229-4997, ext. 100.



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