• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Road Work, Detours and Closures

BRIDGE EMBANKMENT STABILIZATION AT COLLEGE CREEK, MILL CREEK AND ISTHMUS BRIDGES PROJECT:

Project work involves stabilization of flood damaged bridge embankments. Work includes placing riprap along the embankments and bridge abutments for College Creek, Mill Creek and Isthmus bridges.

Construction began on September 9, 2013. Expect completion is early January 2014.

Drivers could experience intermittent delays due to construction activities. No weekend or night work is currently planned.

Use this link to the Eastern Federal Lands Highway: Colonial Parkway web page for current staus.

 
Artist conception of Glasshouse furnace being destroyed

Sidney King image of the Glasshouse furnace being destroyed in the 1620's

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GLASSBLOWING DEMONSTRATIONS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED:

Glassblowing demonstrations at Historic Jamestowne will be temporarily suspended while the glassblowers repair and rebuild the glass furnace. This project will take approximately two weeks.

The Glasshouse gift shop will remain open so you can still purchase that favorite piece of glass or get an early start on your Christmas shopping. While you are making your selection and purchase you can watch at the glassblowers rebuild their furnace. Come and see a unique prospective into the art of glassblowing. Image how difficult it must have been in the 17th century to build their furnaces.

Did You Know?

Atlantic Sturgeon scutes recovered at James Fort.

Sturgeons have five rows of bony plates, called scutes, covering the head and body. These scutes are often found in the excavation of James Fort; the abundance of scutes in the archeological record supports the historical record.