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Historic Jamestowne's 400th Anniversary Weekend
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In the Trenches Tours are conducted at 10:00 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April through October.

Join a small inside and up-close group tour of the Lost 1607 James Fort led by Dr. William Kelso, Director of the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project since 1994. Your reserved place in this special group allows you to come under the ropes to walk the surface of the ground once trod by Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and Queen Elizabeth II -- now the very soil being dug by Historic Jamestowne archaeologists. You share the once in a lifetime "moment of discovery" as a part of America's birthplace sees the first light of day in over 400 years.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the tour.

The price is $40, which includes a 7-Day Admission Ticket to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield.

Tour members must dress according to weather predictions. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$40
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100
Curator's Artifact Tours are conducted at 3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month beginning April 10 through October. Tours start from the Pocahontas statue.

Senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the artifact collection of James Fort. This 90-minute guided program begins with a brief overview of the Jamestown Rediscovery project and offers a rare glimpse of the vault where more than one million artifacts recovered during excavations are housed. Straube will highlight important finds and discuss how artifacts tell the story of Jamestown's early years. After the tour, guests will have time to explore the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium where galleries of selected archaeological artifacts are displayed.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 2:30 p.m. on the day of the tour. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

The price is $40, which includes a 7-Day Admission Ticket to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield.

Note: Due to limited space and the fragile nature of artifacts in the laboratory, this tour is restricted to 10 people. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$40
Location:
Tour meets at Pocahontas statue.
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100
Lecture and Book Signing

English and French colonists on the Atlantic coast considered bread the literal "staff of life," and went to considerable lengths to ensure themselves a steady supply. The practical details of this endeavor are few in the colonists' own chronicles, but have begun to come to light archaeologically at Jamestown and elsewhere. Paula Marcoux, author of Cooking with Fire, will relate the story of the earliest colonial baking, revealing how colonists deployed a range of strategies and adapted their technologies, and ultimately their expectations, to local conditions. As part of her research, she constructed a series of ovens and baked appropriate breads in them to supplement the documentary and archaeological evidence. Marcoux is a food historian who lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts; she has worked professionally as an archaeologist, cook, and bread-oven builder. She is the food editor of Edible South Shore magazine, writes on food history topics for popular and academic audiences, and consults with museums, film producers, and publishers. The lecture and book signing will be held at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center.

FMI: call 757-229-4997 or visit www.historicjamestowne.org.
Price:
Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100
In the Trenches Tours are conducted at 10:00 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April through October.

Join a small inside and up-close group tour of the Lost 1607 James Fort led by Dr. William Kelso, Director of the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project since 1994. Your reserved place in this special group allows you to come under the ropes to walk the surface of the ground once trod by Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and Queen Elizabeth II -- now the very soil being dug by Historic Jamestowne archaeologists. You share the once in a lifetime "moment of discovery" as a part of America's birthplace sees the first light of day in over 400 years.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the tour.

The price is $40, which includes a 7-Day Admission Ticket to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield.

Tour members must dress according to weather predictions. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$40
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100
Guests meet Governor William Berkeley to hear an accounting of his time in Virginia and the unhappy circumstances that led to the rebellion during the program, "Governor Berkley Laments the Rebellion" at 10:30 am, 1 pm & 3 pm. During a special evening tour at 7 pm, "The Beginning, Progress and Conclusion of Bacon's Rebellion," guests are lead through the colonial town site and see the dramatic events unfold through the "eyewitness" account of Thomas Matthew, a Burgess in 1676. Controlled fires re-create the burning of Jamestown as it occurred on Sept. 19, 1676. Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown, VA. FMI: call 757-229-4997 or visit Historic Jamestowne. Free with paid admission.

Price:
Free with admission to Historic Jamestowne.
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.