American Furniture: From Virginia to Vermont
April 01 - December 31
This exhibition in the Elizabeth Ridgely and Miodrag Blagojevich Gallery highlights pieces from Read on
Exhibition Opening - Tramp Art
September 29 - September 07
Explore this intriguing art form through the study of five objects ranging from a seven-foot-tall Read on
Changing Keys: From Harpsichord to Pianoforte
November 22 - September 07
Explore the evolution of spinets, harpsichords, and pianos in the 18th century in this exhibition of Read on
January 01 - December 31
Take a 30-minute orientation walk that will help you plan your visit. Get the latest information on Read on
A variety of interpretive experiences await visitors to Historic Jamestowne. Start at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center which includes visitor orientation, museum store and exhibits. And be sure to enjoy the audio-visual "immerse experience," a multi-media, theater-in-the-round presentation of Jamestown's 92-year run as capital of Virginia (1607-1699).
Nearby, the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium showcases the discovery of the 1607 James Fort with innovative and interactive exhibits. The Voorhees Archaearium interprets not only how archeologists found the fort, but what the excavation has revealed about the first English settlers. Interactive virtual viewers overlooking the fort site transport visitors back in time and show where objects were recovered and what the fort looked like 400 years ago.
Visit the Jamestown Rediscovery excavation, where archeologists continue to uncover the remains of the original James Fort. Visitors are allowed close access to the digs, where they can join in the moment of discovery as archeologists gently coax the Jamestown of 1607 from the banks of the James River.
Walk though the townsite to see the original church tower dating to the 1690s. At the Glasshouse, costumed glassblowers demonstrate one of the first industries attempted in English-speaking America. Driving tours explore the lush natural setting and exhibits explain how the settlers harnessed that wilderness.
THE COLONIAL PARKWAY
This scenic, 23-mile roadway connects Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown, three icons of America's historic past. Scenic turnouts provide glimpses of Tidewater Virginia's abundant natural beauty and afford spectacular views of the James and York Rivers and other natural treasures. Administered by the National Park Service as part of the Colonial National Historical Park, the Colonial Parkway has been renamed an All-American Road by the U.S. Department of Transportation, one of only 27 roads nationwide so designated.
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