• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Where To Eat

Vending machines on the back patio of the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center

Historic Jamestowne vending machines

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The Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center has three vending machines on the back patio with drinks, water and snacks. These vending machines are operated by Preservation Virginia through the museum gift shop. If you need assistance with the machines or change please see the gift shop attendants.

 
Dale House Cafe operated by The Carrot Tree

Dale House Cafe at Historic Jamestowne

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Preservation Virginia also operates the Dale House Cafe adjacent to the archaeological site along the James River. The Carrot Tree Kitchens are the concessionaires and provide a limited menu for our visitors. Visitors can enjoy Carrot Tree's buttermilk ham biscuits, homemade chicken salad, BBQ, or a hummus wrap along with a variety of scrumptious sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. The Dale House Café hours of operation are 11 am - 4:30 pm, seven days a week. Stop by and enjoy lunch or a light snack along the banks of the James River during your next visit to Historic Jamestowne.

 
Historic Jamestowne picnic area east of the Visitor Center

View of one of the Picnic areas east of the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center

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Picnicing on the Historic Site is prohibited. However, there are two small picnic areas in the Visitor Center parking lot. They are located on the east end of the parking lot. The larger area contains eight picnic benches and the smaller area contains four picnic benches. Each picnic bench can seat eight adults or perhaps 10 students.

These picnic areas are "Leave No Trace" areas so we ask that you take your trash with you when you leave.

Did You Know?

Young boy dressing up as Samuel Collier, one of the four boys brought to Jamestown

Of the first 104 English settlers at Jamestown in 1607, four were boys. Several boys were sent to live with the Powhatans so they could learn the language and customs and then return to the English to become interpreters.