| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:09 AM
If you had to single out the richest source of Virginia Indian artifacts in the Chesapeake, you’d be wise to start looking in an unlikely direction.
Despite numerous archaeological studies of native sites over the years, the excavation responsible...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:48 PM
National parks will waive their entrance fees on Monday, Aug. 25 in honor of the park service's 98th birthday.
Locally, national parks include Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. You can find a complete list of national parks that will...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Historic Jamestowne and La Tienda are sponsoring a joint walking tour and wine reception on Thursday, June 20.
At “Jamestown — The Spanish Story Revealed,” participants will take a walking tour of the James Fort site and learn how...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:24 AM
If you've ever felt an old building draw you deep into the past, then you probably know something about the evocative power of the 17th-century church tower at Jamestown.
Part ruin, part relic and part wizened survivor, this impressive pile of bricks...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Few archaeological finds have been as sensational as the first physical evidence of cannibalism unearthed at Historic Jamestowne in 2012 and announced in a riveting press conference at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History on...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Hampton History Museum curator J. Michael Cobb has seen a lot of unusual objects wash up at historic Fort Wool during nearly three decades as the chief caretaker of the tiny island.
But when he was handed a small pipe found by a visitor on the jetty...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:27 AM
When you're digging in and around a churchyard that reaches back 400 years, you can expect to uncover more than the usual number of 6-foot-long ovals or rectangles signaling the presence of a grave shaft.
And in 20 years of probing the ground in and...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Archaeologists probing the early James Fort kitchen where they unearthed evidence of cannibalism this past year have discovered an earlier layer of artifacts showing that — just months before the Starving Time of 1609-10 — the colonists were...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:18 AM
National parks will waive admission costs on Monday, Jan. 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Locally, national parks include Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. You can find a complete list of national parks that will waive fees on the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Dozens of local and national retailers and restaurants are offering discounts and freebies to veteran and active duty military members for Veterans Day.
Here is a look at some of them.
Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Programs at the Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center this week explore foodways of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia. The three-day event begins Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 30.
At Jamestown Settlement,...