Jamestown Rediscovery is now offering remote classroom programs in which one of our educators will virtually bring the history and archaeology of Jamestown to your school! To learn more about the available topics and to request a program, please submit the form below or email hjeducation@preservationvirginia.org.

Please note: We are currently accepting virtual classroom program requests for May and June 2021.

We will not be offering on-site school tours for the remainder of the spring semester due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. In June we will post an update about the availability of tours for the fall. We continue to offer virtual classroom programs and downloadable lesson plans.

Virtual Classroom Programs

Use this form to request virtual classroom programs for school groups. Virtual classroom programs last 60 minutes and include a Q&A session. Schools may use their own virtual meeting space or our team can set up the program via Zoom. For more information on the online platform requirements, please see our Virtual Classroom Program Information Sheet.
  • Contact Information

  • Group Information

  • Programs are offered Monday through Friday.
  • Please indicate the preferred starting time(s) for your virtual classroom experience. Each topical program lasts one hour, consisting of a 45 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A period.
  • Please select your time zone.
  • Virtual Classroom Program Options

    Select the option(s) that are of interest.
  • Please note that prices are higher for custom virtual programs.
  • $0.00

requesting a program

Forms must be submitted at least two weeks before the requested date. We are currently scheduling programs for May and June 2021.

contact information

Please provide your name, email address, billing address for the invoice, and daytime phone number. You should receive a confirmation once the form has been submitted and someone from our education team will follow up with you by email within one to two days of receiving the request.

group information

Please provide a little information about the group, including the school or group name, the students’ grade level, and your role. Please note our programs are recommended for students 4th grade and up. For mixed-age groups, like scouts, please indicate the range of ages, so that we can best tailor the program to the learning levels represented.

When would you like to schedule your virtual classroom program? Please feel free to list specific date(s) and times although we cannot guarantee availability until a member of our educational team has contacted you. If your schedule is more flexible, list approximately when you would like to schedule a virtual program, such as the month or a preferred day of the week. All programs must be booked at least 14 days in advance, but slots can fill up quickly, so early booking is encouraged.

Number of students? Indicate approximately how many students are expected. The number of students who may participate is not limited as long as they can be accommodated on the school’s virtual meeting platform.


The total price shown is an estimate based on the option(s) selected. Our education staff will provide a final invoice once the program is confirmed. Each school is responsible for covering any fees associated with using their own online virtual meeting platform. Our Education team can also host the Virtual Classroom program on Zoom, if preferred.

program options

Please see below for a description of each program. If you are not sure which option(s) are right for your group, select the Discovering James Fort program and our education team will contact you to help build your group’s experience.

discovering james fort

Recommended Age Group: All
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian to learn about the history of the first successful English colony in the Americas and how archaeology has reshaped our understanding of this important site.

first africans in virginia

Recommended Age Group: Middle and High School, College
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian to learn about the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619 and the legacies that have endured over 400 years. Program includes a discussion of the recent archaeology at the Angela site, where one of the first Africans at Jamestown lived and worked.

beyond brideships

Recommended Age Group: Middle and High School, College
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian to discuss the history created by women at Jamestown from 1607–1699. Going beyond maids, brides, and mothers, this program discusses Jamestown’s English, Powhatan, and African women as fighters, builders, politicians, and diplomats.

the powhatan and the english

Recommended Age Group: Elementary and Middle School
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian to discuss the varying relationships between the Powhatan Indians and the English colonists beginning in 1607 and throughout the 17th century.

custom lesson topic

Recommended Age Group: All
Educators may request specific topics of interest. A member of our Education team will be in contact regarding lesson content.

virtual site tour

Recommended Age Group: All
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery historian for a virtual tour around the James Fort site. Weather conditions may affect program availability.

interview with a living history character

Recommended Age Group: All
Join Anas Todkill, a comrade of John Smith, for an interactive, first-person account of life at Jamestown in the early 17th century.