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.

Pitch and Tar Swamp at Sunset

Pitch and Tar Swamp at Sunset

The pitch, tar, and pine trees played a vital role in building ships.

Fees and Passes

Fees and Passes

Tour Loop Road Entrance

Operating Hours and Seasons

Operating Hours and Seasons

Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center in Winter

Temporary Road Closures This Summer

Road Closures This Summer

This summer road surfacing is to take place causing temporary road closures.

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 210
Yorktown, VA 23690


(757) 856-1200
For fee related questions please phone the fee desk at 757-856-1250.

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