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Jamestown Settlement - Group Tours and Programs

Let a Foundation educator guide your group on an interactive, hands-on tour.

Some programs are currently unavailable to support COVID-19 health and safety regulations. Certain restrictions apply, please call (757) 253-4939 to schedule your tour. 

General tours explore history through role-playing, examination of primary sources and object analysis. Or book an enhanced tour to develop a deeper understanding of 17th-century Jamestown, America’s first permanent English settlement.

Student tours and programs are correlated to the 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.

Different educational programs are offered at different rates (Rates A, B and C). General and themed guided tours are available under Rate A. A program with a guided tour is available at Rate B. If no educational component or guided tour is desired, self-guided tours (on your own) are available at Rate C.

Tours and programs are for groups of 15 or more. To book, contact Group Reservations:
(757) 253-4939 • (888) 868-7593 • fax (757) 253-4997 • group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov.


GENERAL & THEMED TOURS – RATE A

Guided Tour – 2 hours: Highlights the Jamestown story and interactions of the Powhatan Indian, English and West Central African cultures. Features visits to the re-created Paspahegh town, colonial fort and 1607 ships, as well as the Jamestown Settlement galleries. All ages.

Government and Leadership Guided Tour – 2 hours: Highlights leadership in the Powhatan, English and West Central African cultures, and the development of representative government in early colonial Virginia. Visits the re-created Paspahegh town, colonial fort and 1607 ships, as well as the Jamestown Settlement galleries. Grades 4 to Adult. Virginia Social Studies Standards of Learning Objectives VS.1, VS.2, VS.3, USI.4, USI.5, CE.1, VSU.1, VUS.2.

Living-History Sampler Tour – 1 hour: Designed to help groups get the most out of a very limited time. Museum educator presents an overview of the re-created Paspahegh town, colonial fort and 1607 ships. Grades 7 to Adult.


SELF-GUIDED TOUR – RATE C

Visit Jamestown Settlement on your own at your own pace.


To book a tour or program, contact Reservations:

(757) 253-4939 • (888) 868-7593 • fax (757) 253-4997 • group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov

Groups of 15 or more require advance reservations.

Guided tour reservations required at least three business days in advance and are subject to availability. We recommend making tour reservations at least two months in advance for fall and winter trips, and up to four months in advance for trips in the spring.

Consult Field Trip Planning Made Easy and the Teacher Checklist to prepare for your visit.