Jamestown Day at Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne
May 11, 2019
9 a.m. until 5 p.m
On Saturday, May 11, Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne mark the 412th anniversary of the 1607 founding in Virginia of America’s first permanent English settlement. “Jamestown Day” events feature Historic Jamestowne’s ongoing archaeological discoveries of the 1607 fort and Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed sailing in the James River. Enjoy a variety of demonstrations and hands-on activities.
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“Jamestown Day” features Historic Jamestowne’s ongoing archaeological discoveries of the 1607 fort and one of Jamestown Settlement’s ships sailing in the James River. A variety of family-friendly interpretive programs on Powhatan and English weaponry, and military and maritime demonstrations will take place at both sites. Weather permitting, Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed will set sail in the James River following an artillery salute at 10 a.m.
“Jamestown Day” is sponsored by Jamestown Settlement, a living-history museum of 17th-century Virginia administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, in partnership with Historic Jamestowne, site of the original 1607 settlement jointly administered by the National Park Service and Jamestown Rediscovery on behalf of Preservation Virginia.
There is separate admission to visit Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement. Free parking is available at both sites.
While there is separate admission to Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne, a four-site value ticket to Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, as well as Yorktown Battlefield and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, is available on “Jamestown Day” and throughout the year. The four-site value ticket price is $46.00 for adults, $30.00 for ages 13-15 and $16.50 for ages 6-12 and offers seven consecutive days of admission to all four sites.
Admission to Jamestown Settlement, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, is $17.50 for adults and $8.25 for ages 6 through 12, and free for children under 6. Residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg, including College of William and Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency.
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Historic Jamestowne adult admission is $20.00 and includes Yorktown Battlefield. National Parks passes and Preservation Virginia memberships are accepted, but a $5.00 fee may apply for entrance to Historic Jamestowne. Children under age 16 are admitted free.
Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jamestown Settlement admission is $17.50 for adults and $8.25 for ages 6-12. American Revolution Museum at Yorktown admission is $15.00 for adults and $7.50 for ages 6-12. Save 20% with a combination ticket to both museums: $26.00 for adults and $12.50 for ages 6-12. An annual pass to both museums is $38.00 for adults and $19.00 for ages 6-12; special online offer available for Virginia residents. A variety of tickets and packages available with Williamsburg area attractions. Children under 6 and locals admitted free. For more information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or visit www.historyisfun.org.
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
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