Juneteenth

Saturday, June 17, 2023 at Jamestown Settlement

Commemorate Juneteenth – an American celebration that marks the end of slavery in the United States.

Juneteenth_Atumpan Dance Theater
Celebrate Juneteenth two days early at Jamestown Settlement with music, dance, spoken-word performances and dramatic presentations.

Although Juneteenth springs from events that happened in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, the event celebrates liberation from a system of slavery with origins in Jamestown, Virginia. Jamestown was the place where the first recorded Africans in British North America were brought in 1619 after landing at Old Point Comfort. It is the place where the first slave laws enacted in the mid-17th century impacted the lives and status of Africans and their descendants for centuries.


About Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, is located on Route 31 just southwest of Williamsburg. Gift shop and café open during museum hours. Parking is free.

Jamestown Settlement is administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.