Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne


Tour C2: Wednesday 20 April 5 Hour Tour

12:45 pm Guide will meet guests at hotel with motor coach

1:00 pm Depart Fort Magruder Hotel by motor coach

1:30- 4:00 pm – 2½ hour guided walking tour at Jamestown Settlement

Your visit at Jamestown Settlement begins in an expansive indoor museum complex. A 20-minute film, “1607 – A Nation Takes Root,” presents an overview of Jamestown’s origins in England and the first 20 years of the colony. Events and themes presented in the film are explored in detail in three large exhibit galleries.

At Jamestown Settlement, comprehensive gallery exhibits describe world events and social and economic conditions that led to the English colonization of America and the formation of the Virginia Company that sponsored Jamestown with a goal of earning its investors a profit.  Learn about the land and lifestyle of Algonquian-speaking tribes in coastal Virginia under the powerful leader Powhatan and about the culture of the first documented Africans in Virginia.  Outdoor living-history areas bring the 17th century to life – the re-created Powhatan Indian Village, re-created James Fort, Riverfront Discovery Area, and full-size replicas of the three ships, Susan Constant, Discovery and Godspeed, that transported the original Jamestown colonists to Virginia in 1607.

4:00-4:30 pm – Transfer to Historic Jamestowne

4:30-5:30 pm –   Guided walking tour Historic Jamestowne (Formerly called “Jamestown Island”)

Historic Jamestowne is site of the original Fort James, built by colonists in 1607 to maintain the first permanent English Settlement in the New World. A world-class dig has unearthed the original fort site and the skeletal remains of a colonist. Here the brick tower of the Jamestown Church of 1639 still stands.

6:00 pm    – Return time at hotel

Tour Package Includes: Motor coach, admissions to Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne, guides, tour services and guide gratuity.