admission to historic jamestowne

Welcome to Historic Jamestowne, America’s birthplace. Historic Jamestowne is the 1607 fort and settlement site focused on archaeology and preservation. Tickets are valid with a receipt for seven consecutive days.

As a result of significant policy change required by the National Park Service, purchasing admission to Historic Jamestowne will be a two-step process. Visitors are required to purchase two separate tickets: one from Jamestown Rediscovery (Preservation Virginia) and one from the National Park Service. An NPS ticket is required to pass through the Visitor Center and pedestrian footbridge to access Jamestown Rediscovery (Preservation Virginia).

Please see the map below to learn which attractions are available with each ticket.

general admission

National Park Service PropertyPreservation Virginia Property
Adult (16 & over)$15 $15
Child (6 – 15)Free$5
Child (5 & under)FreeFree
1. Visitor Center 12. James Fort Archaeology
2. Footbridge 13. Archaeological Excavations
3. Wildlife 14. Hunt Shrine
4. Tercentennial Monument 15. Ed Shed
5. Angela Site 16. Dale House Café
6. New Towne 17. Archaearium
7. Monuments 18. Statehouse
8. Pocahontas Statue 19. Island Drive
9. Church Tower 20. Yeardley House, not open to the public
10. Memorial Church 21. Glasshouse
11. John Smith Statue 22. Nearby Attractions
National Park Service Property
Preservation Virginia Property

purchase tickets

This ticket permits admission to the Preservation Virginia portion of Historic Jamestowne. This includes 1607 James Fort, archaeological excavations (M-F), the Archaearium Museum, the Memorial Church, the Dale House Café and more. Please view the Historic Jamestowne property map to see which attractions are on Preservation Virginia property.

This ticket does not cover the National Park Service portion of the property. NPS fees are required to access the Preservation Virginia/Jamestown Rediscovery side. Information about NPS fees is available here:

Tickets are available a week in advance. This non-refundable ticket is valid for seven consecutive days beginning on the date shown. To redeem your ticket, provide your name and the confirmation email order number to an associate at the Historic Jamestowne Ticketing Desk.

Children 5 and under receive free admission.

Historic Jamestowne Preservation Virginia Property Admission$5.00$15.00
  • Active duty U.S. military members and dependents, Gold Star Family members, and NPS Access Pass holders may obtain free admission tickets for only the National Park Service portion of the site at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center. General admission fees still apply to access the privately owned Preservation Virginia portion of the island.

additional ticket options

Click on a ticketing option below to learn more. Please visit the National Park Service website for details on national park pass costs and eligibility.

reduced admission

Holders of the following national park passes may enter the National Park Service portion of Historic Jamestowne for free (including the pass holder and up to 3 additional guests), upon presentation of the valid pass or voucher at ticketing::

  • Annual Pass
  • Colonial National Historical Park Annual Pass
  • Every Kid Outdoors (4th graders)
  • Golden Age Pass
  • Senior Annual Pass
  • Senior Lifetime Pass
  • Volunteer Pass
  • Access Pass (for US citizens with a permanent disability)
  • Active Duty Military Pass
  • Lifetime Military Pass (for veterans and Gold Star families)

Veterans may enter the National Park Service portion of Historic Jamestowne for free (including the pass holder and up to 3 additional guests) with one of the following forms of identification:

  • Unexpired Department of Defense Identification Card (CAC card, DD Form 2, DD Form 2765)
  • Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)
  • Veteran ID Card
  • Veteran’s designation on a state-issued driver’s license or identification card

Purchasing Options: Preservation Virginia property tickets for NPS pass holders and veterans may be purchased upon arrival at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center. A valid National Park pass or Veteran ID must be shown at the time of entry.

Colonial National Historical Park includes Yorktown Battlefield, the Colonial Parkway, and a portion of Historic Jamestowne. Admission fees paid at Yorktown Battlefield count toward general admission tickets at Historic Jamestowne.

Price with valid receipt
Adult (16 & over) (National Park Service portion)Free
Adult (16 & over) (Preservation Virginia portion)$15
Child (15 & under) (National Park Service portion)Free
Child (6-15) (Preservation Virginia portion)$5
Child (5 & under) (Preservation Virginia portion)Free
Price of 7-day admission to Historic Jamestowne with valid Yorktown Battlefield receipt.

Purchasing Options: Reduced admission tickets with a valid Yorktown Battlefield receipt are available for purchase at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center.

Holders of Preservation Virginia memberships need only pay the National Park Service fee. Members must present a valid Preservation Virginia pass at time of entry.

local pass

If you have a valid national park pass and live in one of the following zip codes, you qualify to purchase a local pass for $15. Proof of residency is required. Local passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase and admit one adult per pass. The national park pass and local pass must both be presented for entry.

Qualifying zip codes: 23089, 23090, 23127, 23168, 23185, 23186, 23187, 23188, 23690, 23691.

Questions? Please email or call 757-856-1250 ext. 520.

Historic Jamestowne is jointly administered by the National Park Service and Preservation Virginia. Questions about Colonial National Historical Park (COLO) policies should be directed to COLO personnel at 757-898-2410 or