• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Operating Hours & Seasons

Historic Jamestowne is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Years Day.

 
Historic Jamestowne Entrance Gate

Jamestown Entrance Gate

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ENTRANCE GATE:
December 1 through February 28 - Winter Hours:
Gate hours are from 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Daily. No entrance is permitted prior to 8:45 a.m. or after 4:30 p.m. When you pass beyond this gate you have entered a US Fee Area. Fees are collected in our Visitor Center. For more information about our Fees and Reservations use this link.

March 1 through November 30 - Spring, Summer & Fall Hours: Gate hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Daily. No entrance is permitted prior to 8:30 a.m. or after 4:30 p.m. When you pass beyond the gate you have entered a US Fee Area. Fees are collected in our Visitor Center. For more information about our Fees and Reservations use this link.

 
Artisian demonstrating blowing a glass bottle

Artisan demonstrating how a bottle is blown out of hot molten glass

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GLASSHOUSE:
Open 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily (December 1 through February 28)
Open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily (March 1 through November 30)

The Glasshouse parking area is the first right after you pass through the entrance gate. Park and follow the path to the Glasshouse.

English America's first industry was glassblowing. Here at the Glasshouse, costumed interpreters use the same techniques and tools employed by glassblowers of 1608. Demonstrations are ongoing daily during operating hours.

 
Jamestown Visitor Center

Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center

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VISITOR CENTER:
Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. DAILY

The visitor center is one mile past the entrance gate. All visitor are asked to stop at the Visitor Center to check in.

In the Visitor Center you will find an information desk, museum, orientation film, rest room facilities and a museum gift shop. Passing through our Visitor Center will take you to the Historic Site of Jamestown, North America's First Permanent English Settlement. You can walk the Historic Site until dusk.

Did You Know?

Powhatan Indians watching the newly arrived English built their fort.

The land the English settled in 1607 was already home to more than thirty Powhatan Indian tribes. Each tribe had its own chief (weroance/weroansqua) who was “ruled” by paramount chief (mamanatowick) Powhatan. This Powhatan Chiefdom spanned all of tidewater Virginia and parts of the Eastern Shore. More...