For our younger visitors we have several special family oriented programs: the Junior Ranger Program and Pinch Pot.
The Jamestown Junior Ranger program is designed for visitors between the ages of 6-12. To become a Junior Ranger our young visitors must complete several activities in the Junior Ranger booklet. The booklets can be purchased from the museum gift shop at the National Park Service Visitor Center for $1.10. It generally takes about two hours or more to complete the program and gives our young visitors, and their parents, a good background into the history of Jamestown. At the successful completion of the booklet each prospective Junior Ranger will have the certificate at the end of the booklet signed and be awarded a patch designating them a Junior Ranger of Jamestown.
CHILDREN IN NATURE/PINCH POT PROGRAM : JUNE 15-AUGUST 23, 2014
This program will be conducted daily starting at noon from June 15 to August 23, 2014, staffing and weather permitting. Groups of 5 to 15 children must make a reservation 2 weeks in advance by calling 757 856-1243. This program is free with paid admission to the park by adults (children 15 and younger have free park admission). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Upon arrival at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center, ask at the Information Desk for additional information about this program.
Did You Know?
Sturgeons have five rows of bony plates, called scutes, covering the head and body. These scutes are often found in the excavation of James Fort; the abundance of scutes in the archeological record supports the historical record.