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Discover the history of Jamestown, colonial America and the American Revolution.

Explore our country’s beginnings at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Discover tools for enriching your visit to Jamestown and Yorktown with a variety of educational programs and teacher learning materials available at our museums, in your classroom and online.

At Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, exciting indoor galleries feature period artifacts, immersive environments, exhibits and films. Outdoors, experience living-history demonstrations and activities in life-size re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, 1607 ships, colonial fort, Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm.

Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are open year-round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; closed except Christmas and New Year’s days.

Featured: Virtual Learning Experiences
As many school districts begin the 2020-2021 school year with virtual or hybrid student learning, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is extending its commitment to educators by offering new virtual learning experiences.
Learning Center
Explore our extensive collection of Jamestown, colonial America and American Revolution-related teacher resources.
Group Tours and Programs
Select from an array of fun and engaging tours and programs customized for a variety of ages, curriculum standards and special interests. These tours and programs are for groups of 15 or more. Student tours and programs are correlated to Virginia Standards of Learning, National Standards for History, National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies and Common Core. STEM objectives are incorporated into a number of programs. See detailed program descriptions for more information.
Classroom Outreach
Bring the museum into your classroom with a hands-on history lesson correlated with your curriculum. During our inquiry-based program, students examine reproduction artifacts and primary sources and engage in historical analysis to learn standards-based historical concepts. Let us expand the lesson well beyond the textbook!
Youth and Family Programs
Join in exciting history-based programs for children ages 4 and up. Scout programs involve youth in active learning as they tour the galleries and living-history sites to earn badges. Homeschool families can visit year-round with a special daily admission rate, plus an annual Homeschool Program Days for children of all ages. See all our offerings below.
Distance Learning
Immersive Learning Experience in your Classroom. No matter how far your classroom is from our museums, you can still participate in immersive learning adventures through our Interactive Video Conferencing program.
Teacher Professional Development
We are committed to helping teachers enhance classroom performance. Whether you are a teacher searching for your own professional development opportunity, planning an in-service training session in your school division or developing an in-depth teacher program, we have professional development options to meet your needs.
Adult Programs
Delve into the amazing history of America's first permanent English settlement, and the people and events of the revolutionary war! Join us at Jamestown Settlement for a tour or program and see world-class galleries and re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, 1607 ships and colonial fort, then visit the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown for a truly revolutionary experience! Special tours and programs for adult learners, college students and corporate team-building await your group. See all our offerings below.

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