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August 2, 2013

Historic Jamestowne’s New Adventure Game Challenges Families to Expose A Spy in James Fort

Historic Jamestowne offers a new onsite game to enhance and expand a family visit to the island this summer and fall. “Eye The Spy: A Jamestown Adventure,” which runs daily from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., is a game that leads participants on a search to find the spy among the colonists. As they explore James Fort, players find clues that will lead them to the identity of the spy and thwart his attempts to reveal the colony’s secrets.

“Eye The Spy: A Jamestown Adventure” is designed for guests six years and older. Participants pick up their game booklet featuring illustrations drawn by local artist Bentley Boyd at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center to start their adventure. Solving puzzles leads players through the James Fort site and the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium in search of the spy’s identity. Through luck and chance, participants find clues and learn who is spying on the colonists.

Completion of the game earns players a special reward that can be collected at the Voorhees Archaearium.

“Eye The Spy: A Jamestown Adventure” has been made possible through generous support from James City County and The Virginia Lottery.

The game runs daily 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. through Labor Day and will be offered on weekends in September and October. During Homeschooler Weeks of Sept. 7-22, the game also will run daily. “Eye The Spy: A Jamestown Adventure” is free with admission.

Admission is $14 per adult (which includes both Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield). National Parks passes and Preservation Virginia memberships are accepted, but a $5 fee may apply for entrance to Historic Jamestowne. Youngsters under age 16 receive free admission to Historic Jamestowne. For further information, call (757) 229-4497 or visit

“Eye The Spy: A Jamestown Adventure” is presented jointly by Historic Jamestowne and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Media Contact:
Jim Bradley