It is our goal to make all of Historic Jamestownes' facilities and programs accessible to all visitors. Interpretive programs are offered throughout the year, and our Park Rangers make every effort to accommodate all visitors at these presentations. The information below will assist visitors with impairments to understand what is available.
For Those with Mobility Impairment
• The following facilities are accessible to wheelchair users: The Jamestown Information Station (along the Colonial Parkway), the Visitor Center and Museum shop, the Historic Site, The Memorial Church (ramp on river side of church), The Dale House Café, and The Archaearium (by way of a ramp). The Visitor Center, Dale House Café and Archaearium all have mobility impaired automatic doors. The Glasshouse demonstration area is accessible by wheelchair but individuals may need assistance as the hard-packed dirt trial is steep. Those providing assistance to wheelchair bound visitors should keep in mind that pushing a wheelchair can be strenuous.
For Those with Hearing Impairments
• The Visitor Center film has open captions and a hearing aid compatible Assistive listening system.
For Those with Sight Impairments
• A general history of Jamestown in Braille is available at the Visitor Center information desk. Restrooms in the Visitor Center are labeled with tactile images and braille.
Did You Know?
Captain John Smith produced a dictionary of over 500 Powhatan Indian words. Opossum, raccoon, persimmon and Chesapeake are all Powhatan Indian words.