Visit Historic JamestownePlan Your Visit
Historic Jamestowne is the site of the first permanent English colony in North America and today is an active archaeology site. Visitors can witness the moment of discovery with archaeologists working at the 1607 James Fort site. Still standing from the 1600s is a church tower along with a beautiful memorial church built in 1907 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Jamestown. In the Archaearium, Jamestown's archaeology museum, thousands of artifacts uncovered from the Fort site tell the story of the men and women who lived here.
Guided tours are offered daily by park rangers, archaeologists, and costumed living history characters. The on-site restaurant, the Dale House Cafe, is situated on the banks of the James River and offers stunning views for dining. Additional activities include taking scenic nature drives around the island to see different types of wildlife or watching artisans blow glass the way the colonists would have in the 1600s at the Glasshouse.