WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 27, 2014 – Spring in Virginia’s Historic Triangle is the season for planting at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, living-history museums that tell the story of America’s beginnings, and the time for planning a garden-themed trip.
Field crops, vegetables and herbs – types grown in the 17th and 18th centuries – are cultivated at Jamestown Settlement’s re-created Powhatan Indian village and 1610-14 English colonial fort and at the Yorktown Victory Center’s re-created 1780s farm. Visitors may be invited by historical interpreters to help with turning earth, watering and weeding.
This spring a free “Gardens & Fields” brochure is included on request with admission to the museums. With advance reservations, visitors can opt for a garden-theme premium private tour – “All sortes of Herbes” at Jamestown Settlement and “The place where they delight to grow” at the Yorktown Victory Center. Information about private tour options and rates is at https://www.historyisfun.org/private-tours.htm.
Among a variety of options for visiting the two museums is the Historical Gardens Vacation Package, available at hif.ciniva.net/Historical-Gardens.htm, including lodging and unlimited admission for the length of stay.
Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center are included with Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens® and other attractions in several Williamsburg area best-value ticket options in 2014 featuring unlimited admission for seven consecutive days, free admission for children under 6 and free parking. All are available at hif.ciniva.net/Vacation-Packages.htm and can be packaged with lodging:
Jamestown and Yorktown Four-Site Value. One ticket for seven consecutive days of unlimited admission to Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, Yorktown Battlefield and Yorktown Victory Center is $34.50 for adults, $20.50 for ages 13-15, $10.25 for ages 6-12, and can be packaged with lodging.
America’s Historic Triangle. One ticket for seven consecutive days of unlimited visits to five historical attractions – Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City and Art Museums, Yorktown Battlefield, and Yorktown Victory Center – is $88.50 for adults, $38.75 for ages 6-15, and can be packaged with lodging.
Williamsburg Flex. One ticket for seven consecutive days of unlimited visits during March 16 through October 26, 2014, to six attractions – Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City and Art Museums, Yorktown Battlefield, Yorktown Victory Center, and Busch Gardens® – is $190.00 for adults, $146.95 for ages 6-15, and can be packaged with lodging. From May 17 through September 1, the Williamsburg Flex ticket includes Water Country USA® as a free bonus.
Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, both operated by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, until 6 p.m. from June 15 through August 15. A value-priced combination ticket for both museums, offering 20 percent off separate admissions, is $20.50 for adults, $10.25 for ages 6-12. Jamestown Settlement admission is $16.00 for adults, $7.50 for ages 6-12. Yorktown Victory Center admission is $9.75 for adults, $5.50 for children ages 6-12. General admission to the museums is free for residents of James City and York counties and the City of Williamsburg, including the College of William and Mary, with proof of residency.
Jamestown Settlement is located on Route 31 South at the Colonial Parkway next to Historic Jamestowne, administered by the National Park Service and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (on behalf of Preservation Virginia). The Yorktown Victory Center is located on Route 1020 in Yorktown near Yorktown Battlefield, administered by the National Park Service. For more information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838, or visit hif.ciniva.net.