1619: Democracy, Diversity, & Discovery

June 16, 2019 - 10:00 amJune 16, 2019 - 04:00 pmJuly 29 - August 4, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Venue: 
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway
Jamestown, VA 23081
United States 1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081

Admission

  • Adults: $$20.00
  • Children 15 & Under: $Free

In 2019, Virginia and the nation are commemorating the 400th anniversary of the first representative assembly in English North America and the arrival of the first Africans to Virginia. Both events are closely connected to Jamestown. The General Assembly was held in Jamestown's church in the summer of 1619 and of the first two dozen documented Africans forcibly transported to Virginia, several lived and worked in Jamestown, on neighboring plantations, or passed through on their way upriver. Archaeological excavations, special programs, and new exhibits at Historic Jamestowne highlight the events and people who played a pivotal role in our nation's history. Join us from July 29 through August 4, 2019, when a series of living history programs;archaeology lectures; special walking tours; and other exciting events will help to highlight the significance of 1619 and its legacies! Visit https://historicjamestowne.org/visit/1619-events/ for a complete programming list.