Jamestown Day – May 13,2023 at Jamestown Settlement
Mark the 416th anniversary of the 1607 founding of Jamestown with military salutes, maritime and interpretive demonstrations.
Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, will mark the 416th anniversary of the 1607 founding in Virginia of America’s first permanent English settlement on Saturday, May 13, with a variety of indoor and outdoor family friendly programs.
- Board one of the three re-created ships that brought English colonists to Jamestown.
- Watch one of the ships depart the pier and demonstrate sailing maneuvers in the James River, this is weather permitting.
- See how Virginia Indians cooked and made tools. Walk through forts. Demonstrations on trading and artillery firing.
- Watch a 30 minute video on “1607: A Nation Takes Root”, in the museums theater.
- Immersive indoor gallery exhibits with artifacts and interactives.
Also on May 13, visitors can experience Indigenous Arts Day to celebrate traditional and contemporary art forms by Indigenous artists along with special demonstrations and performances.
Local Residents enjoy free admission every day at Jamestown Settlement & the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, including College of William & Mary students. Check Qualifying Zip Codes. In honor of Jamestown Day, members of the military (veteran, active duty, reserve and retired military personnel and up to three direct family members) will receive free admission to Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with military identification.
Not a local resident? Purchase Tickets here.