Group Information


Beginning May 20, 2022, commercial tour permits are no longer sold per vehicle. Commercial operators will be charged based on regular admission fees.

Please note that we are unable to provide site guides at this time, and school groups are not permitted in the Archaearium museum. We offer Virtual Classroom Programs for students to get an in-depth educational experience of Jamestown right from their classroom.

Group Information

Historic Jamestowne, part of Colonial National Historical Park, is jointly operated by the National Park Service and Jamestown Rediscovery on behalf of Preservation Virginia. The following regulations are governed by the policies of one or both entities.


Teachers and chaperones must continuously monitor their groups to maintain student safety and appropriate behavior.


Groups can purchase admission at the Visitor Center on the day of their visit. Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and checks made to Preservation Virginia are accepted.

Groups may also use our Online Tickets portal to purchase tickets up to 7 days in advance. Tickets are non-refundable.


School groups are not permitted in the Archaearium museum.


Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before any scheduled event your group wishes to attend, but no earlier than entrance gate hours. Send a representative to check in at the ticketing counter. Representatives will need to provide payment (or an order number if online tickets were purchased) and an accurate headcount of adults (guests 16 and older) and children. If applicable, schools will need to present a physical copy of their academic fee waiver.

Large groups are asked to please wait outside to avoid crowding in the Visitor Center. If they must enter for use of the facilities, please encourage smaller groups in turns.


Picnic tables are available around the Visitor Center parking lot for small groups. Picnicking is not permitted beyond the Visitor Center.

The Dale House Café is located on the grounds near the Fort for groups who wish to purchase food onsite. Visitors must purchase admission for access. Outside food is not allowed at the Dale House.


Free daytime parking is available for cars, motor coaches, and school buses. Follow the signs upon arrival for appropriate parking locations. Overnight parking and camping is not allowed. 


Historic Jamestowne is primarily an outdoor site subject to occasional severe weather or hazardous conditions. There are instances when we must close the park or cancel specific tours or programs for the safety of visitors and staff. Please check our website or social media prior to arrival for updates on operations and scheduled events. Tickets are non-refundable.

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Learn more about the other sites in Virginia’s Historic Triangle.

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The nearby Jamestown Settlement provides a living history experience with recreations of the James Fort and Paspahegh Town

Group Admission

Tickets may be purchased on the day of your visit at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center, or online through our Tickets page up to 7 days in advance.

Admission fees are based on per-person rates for all visitors. Historic Jamestowne does not offer special group rates at this time.

Adult (16 & up)Child (15 and under)NPS PassholderPreservation Virginia Member
After July 1, 2022$30Free$15$15
Price of 7-day admission to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. Please see the Tickets page for additional details about passes, eligibility, and use.

Historic Jamestowne is comprised of both public and private property. Individuals or organizations conducting business onsite should contact Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service for approval.

Commercial admission rates are determined by visitor (instead of by vehicle) as of May 20th, 2022. Please see the Colonial National Historical Park News Release for more details.

The National Park Service offers an academic fee waiver program. Waiver requests must be submitted directly to at least 4 weeks in advance. For more information, click the link below.

An approved fee waiver provides admission* to teachers, students, and one chaperone for every ten students. Additional chaperones must purchase admission. Please bring a copy of your approved waiver to the ticketing counter when you check in.

*Academic Fee Waivers from the National Park Service do not include access to the Archaearium museum, which is owned and operated by Preservation Virginia.