During the summer season visitors should dress in light, comfortable clothing, wear comfortable shoes and use sunscreen. We recommended you carry a bottle of water with you. High temperatures and high humidity create higher risk of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Most of the Historic site is out-of-doors and although not a great distance from an air-conditioned building, staying properly hydrated will help prevent these illnesses. During the fall visitors should have a light jacket available as temperatures can drop suddenly. Winter temperatures can be unpredictable, ranging from mild to extremely cold. Use this link for a five day forecast of local conditions.
The settlers wrote that at Jamestown “the air is alive with a buzz.” The same can be said today. Visitors should be prepared for this onslaught by wearing appropriate clothing and/or insect repellant. Here are a few insects to be mindful of:
• Biting Deer Flies: mistakenly called “Mayflies.” These are most active in late Spring and can last throughout the summer.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BEING CAUGHT OUTSIDE IN A THUNDERSTORM
Monitor the weather. Look for signs of a developing thunderstorm such as...
If you hear a clap of thunder, a thunderstorm is within 10 miles (16 km). Do not wait;this is Mother Nature warning you that you need to IMMEDIATELY SEEK SHELTER such as...
DO NOT go back outside until at least 30 minutes after last hearing thunder.
Last updated: June 17, 2017