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.
Jamestown, A Place of many Beginnings
Walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas where a successful English colonization of North America began. Despite early struggles to survive, the 1607 settlement evolved into a prosperous colony. As the colony expanded, the Virginia Indians were pushed out of their homeland. In 1619, the arrival of Africans was recorded, marking the origin of slavery in English North America.
In the 1620's, William Claiborne surveyed the area east of the old 1607 fort. New settlers moved here, creating the city of Jamestown.Read More
A road loops through forest and swamps with signs interpreting how Europeans, Virginia Indians and Africans used the island's natural resources.Read More
Watch as modern artisians produce various glass objects just at glassblowers must have done in 1608.Read More
Did You Know?
In 1606, an English joint stock company was formed to establish settlements on the east coast of North America. This company included The Virginia Company of London (which founded Jamestown) and The Virginia Company of Plymouth (which established Popham, a short-lived settlement in Maine).