Historic Jamestowne has new winter hours for the opening of the entrance gate. From December 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014 the entrance gate will open at 8:45 am. Please note that fishing in no longer allowed any where on the Island.
From earliest times Jamestown was divided into several sub-areas. Old Towne is where Jamestown began as a settlement and where the original James Fort of 1607 has been rediscovered. To the East of Old Towne is New Towne where Jamestown grew into a city of manufacturing, busniesses, homes and the seat of government after the fort no longer exsist.
Other areas up and down the James River have also had significant influence on Jamestown's history, areas like Green Spring, Henrico, Martin's Hundred and others. The links under this catagory provide you with some of that history.
Did You Know?
Dendrochronology, the study of tree rings, indicates the Jamestown colonists arrived during the worst drought period in over 800 years for the lower Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia.