Jamestown Day at Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne
May 12, 2018
9 a.m. until 5 p.m
On Saturday, May 12, Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne collaborate to offer a range of programs marking the 411th anniversary of the 1607 founding in Virginia of America’s first permanent English settlement.
“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. At Jamestown Settlement, programs also highlight the Godspeed sets sail in the James River 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.
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There is separate admission to visit Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement. Free parking is available at both sites.
A four-site value ticket, available at Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, is $39.50 for adults, $27.50 for ages 13-15 and $14.25 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 $17.00 for adults and $8.00 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 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Historic Jamestowne adult admission is $14.00 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.
A jointly sponsored event at Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne
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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