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Jamestown Yorktown Foundation
Jamestown Yorktown Foundation
Jamestown Yorktown Foundation
Jamestown Yorktown Foundation
Jamestown Yorktown Foundation

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Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 6 p.m. June 15-August 15)
Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

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Program Days

 September 6-21, 2014


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Homeschool students will love discovering the sights and sounds of the 17th and 18th centuries while learning about their nation’s history. Parents will love the variety of curriculum-based education programs offered for a range of grade levels – all taught by trained museum educators during our special Homeschool Program Days.



  •  $12 per family member
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  • Ages 3 and under are free


  •   Online 
  •   Call reservations at (757) 253-4939 
  •   In person at either museum during Homeschool Program Days


  • Admission to Jamestown Settlement throughout Homeschool Program Days, including the introductory film 1607: A Nation Takes Root, exhibition galleries, outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, 1607 ships, and re-created James Fort, along with other special activities. 
  • Admission to Yorktown Victory Center throughout Homeschool Program Days, including the exhibition galleries, re-created Continental Army encampment and Revolution-period farm, along with other special activities.

Based on availability and advance reservations, ticketholders also are entitled to:

  • One hands-on student program, according to grade level.
  • One family program (additional $5.00 per person charge for family program craft) at Jamestown. 
  • One two-hour family guided tour at each museum. 
  • Student and family programs and tours must be booked by calling reservations at (757) 253-4939. Call early to ensure a spot!
  • The registration deadline for programs and tours is 5 p.m. three business days prior to the program/tour.

Tours & Programs

Family Guided Tour
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, September 8, 10, 11, 15, 17 & 18.
Visit re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, 1607 ships and colonial fort on this two-hour hands-on tour led by a trained museum educator. Tour times: 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m


Family Programs
Monday through Friday, September 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19.
(An additional $5.00 per person for family program craft.)

People, Plants and Animals: 1.5 hours
Use your senses to discover plants and animals that shared the environment of early colonial Virginia with the Powhatan Indians and English settlers in this fun, hands-on tour of the gallery, Powhatan Village and recreated James Fort. Content most suitable for lower elementary grades.
Program times: 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Coats of Arms:  1.5 hours
Discover clues about the status and identity of the early colonists who settled in 1600s Virginia on this guided exploration of the galleries. Find out how artists placed clues about family and wealth in works of art. Back in the classroom, create your own personal coat of arms containing clues about you! Content most suitable for upper elementary grades and above. 
Tour times: 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.


Student Programs
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, September 8, 10, 11, 15, 17 & 18.

Preschool-Kindergarten – Little Powhatans1.5 hours
Students pretend to “hunt” and “gather” while they identify the animals and natural resources that the Powhatan Indians used to meet their needs for food, shelter and clothing. In the Powhatan Indian Village, they play games that helped Powhatan Indians  learn and practice the skills they needed for everyday life.  Students compare and contrast Powhatan life long ago to the way we live today. Program times:  10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Grades 1-2 – Powhatan Indian World:  1.5 hours
Handle and analyze clothing, bone tools and pottery of the Powhatan culture and learn words from their language! Outdoors in the Powhatan village, learn how they prepared and preserved food through all five seasons.
Program times:  10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. 

Grades 3-6 – Life at Jamestown:  1.5 hours
Analyze artifacts and documents to learn about daily life and early struggles in the Jamestown colony. Outdoors in the re-created colonial fort, participate in a scavenger hunt to locate items that helped the settlers and the colony survive!
Program times:  10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. 

Grades 7-12  – Voyage to Virginia 1.5 hours
Navigational instruments, tools and personal belongings provide keys to hands-on discovery. Learn about deduced reckoning and life on board for passengers and crew. Then go to the re-created 1607 ships and work as a team to help a sailor with lifting and lading.
Program times: 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.



Family Guided Tour
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, September 9, 10, 12, 16, 17 & 19.
Visit the re-created Continental Army encampment and 18th-century Tidewater Virginia farm on a two-hour, hands-on tour guided by a trained museum educator.
Tour Times: 10:00 & 11:00 a.m., 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.

Colonial Games 

Saturday & Sunday,
September 13 & 20 at Jamestown Settlement
September 14 & 21 at Yorktown Victory Center
Program Times: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Homeschoolers, join us for colonial fun! Games such as quoits, bowling, hoop rolling, and board games like nine-men's morris were enjoyed by colonial children, and you'll enjoy them too! Come by anytime between 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00-3:00 p.m. Activities will be led by museum staff and volunteers and will be outdoors except in inclement weather.


Can’t visit during Homeschool Program Days?

Our homeschool daily rates are for home educators with their students.   

Purchased only on site at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.
One visit per museum.
Not valid during Homeschool Program Days.  
Valid homeschool identification must be presented at check-in.

 Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center Combination Ticket: $9.00

 Jamestown Settlement Ticket: $6.25

Yorktown Victory Center Ticket: $5.00 

For more information about homeschool programs, contact: (757) 253-4939 FAX (757) 253-4997 (888) 868-7593
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, P.O. Box 1607, Williamsburg, VA 23187

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