Historic Jamestowne

Guided Tours

Jamestown offers a varity of tours and programs for our visiting public. There are ranger-led and guided tours, living history programs, and for those that like to explore on their own, self-guided tours. The ranger-led and living history tours and programs do not take visitors through the entire site but make a couple of stops along the way to talk about the history of Jamestown and the trials and tribulations of the early settlers. Throughout most of the year there are volunteers on site to assist visitors with any burning questions.

Ranger-led and Guided Tours

Scheduled throughout the year as staffing allows, these tours last about 30 to 45 minutes and cover about 200 to 400 yards of the historic site. Many of park rangers and guides have been providing these programs for many years and each gives a unique perspective on the history of Jamestown. Walk with a ranger as you retrace the steps of Captain John Smith or Pocahontas.

Archeology Walking Tour

Join a Preservation Virginia staff archaeologist on a 45-minute walking tour of the excavation site inside of the rediscovered 1607 James Fort. Learn about the history of the on-going Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological project and receive news on the most recent discoveries.

Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument behind the Visitor Center. Contact the park for a tour schedule. Scheduled tours may be changed or canceled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Living History Tours

Join a costumed interpreter portraying one of Jamestown's 17th century residents and hear of the trials, tribulations, successes and failures during Jamestown's 92 years as the social and political center of Virginia. Join such personalities as Rachel Stanton, Joan Peirce, John Rolfe, or Lady Yeardley to travel back in time to when the foundations of who and what we are as a people and a nation were laid. Contact the park for tour schedules.

The Living History Program is presented by Living History Associates and is sponsored by Eastern National.