Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Until further notice, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation — Jamestown Settlement, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and its Central Support Complex — is closed to support public health mandates to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). During this time, our team is teleworking. Once this health crisis is contained, we look forward to hosting you at our museums.
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March 18, 2020
Online Educational Resources at Home
While visitors and students cannot visit our museums in person, a variety of fun, educational resources, from curriculum-based lesson plans and blogs to interactives and videos, are available at historyisfun.org/at-home. For educators who continue to work with their students and homeschoolers, additional resources available at historyisfun.org/learn/learning-center/educators-at-home.
March 19, 2020
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Closes Three Sites by Governor Order in Response to Coronavirus
Jamestown Settlement, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and its Central Support Complex are closed to the public and staff, following an order March 16 by Governor Northam to close all state facilities on the Peninsula until further notice in the ongoing response to COVID-19.
“During these extraordinary events, we remain committed to ensuring the well-being of everyone associated with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and the community of which we are a part,” said Christy Coleman, executive director. “We look forward to welcoming our guests, donors and visitors again once this pandemic subsides.”
Only essential personnel will be reporting to the sites, and their time on-site is being limited as an extra precaution. If able, staff are encouraged to telework and conduct virtual meetings. All classified and wage staff will continue to be paid through a public health emergency leave issued by the state.
March 16, 2020
Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Close Temporarily March 14-29; Special Events and Programs Cancelled Through April 11
Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are temporarily closed to the public beginning Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, March 29.
Out of an abundance of caution to manage the risks posed by COVID-19, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation museums join museums throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in closing for a two-week period.
The well-being of our visitors, employees and volunteers remains our highest priority. We appreciate your support as we work to ensure the health and safety of our community. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
Given public health agencies’ reporting of presumptive positive cases in the state and region, and to limit risk of transmission, several major events and programs have been cancelled. Any decision to reschedule these programs and events will be announced at a later date. For questions about tickets, contact email@example.com.
Events and programs impacted:
- Military Through the Ages, March 21-22, at Jamestown Settlement
- Revolution! Lecture by Dr. Kacy Tillman, March 26, at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
- Community Briefings, March 25, March 26 and March 31, at Jamestown Settlement
- “Department of the Geographer School of Instruction” Symposium, March 28-29 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
- “The Tempest,” April 7-11, at Jamestown Settlement
Proactive efforts have been made to disinfect high-touch areas including surfaces, doorknobs and stairwells, in the exhibition galleries and outdoor living-history areas. Hand-sanitizing stations are available in select areas of the museums to supplement handwashing.
The Foundation is carefully and continually reviewing conditions to ensure the health and safety of museum visitors and employees as well as decisions about scheduled programs and events, following guidance of the Virginia Governor’s Office, National Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the Virginia Health Department and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Staff are working in concert with emergency managers from James City County, the City of Williamsburg, other state agencies and tourism partners.
March 13, 2020
Questions About Tickets
Advance ticketholders who have purchased tickets on the HistoryisFun.org eStore – Jamestown Settlement, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, History is Fun combination, America’s Historic Triangle, Four-Site Value, American Heritage Annual Pass – dated for visits during the dates our museums and partner attractions are closed, will be honored for one year from the dates our museums re-open. Special event tickets are no longer valid.
To request a refund for tickets and other tickets purchased for special events and performances at Jamestown Settlement or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, please “Reply” to your ticket order confirmation. Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include your phone number, confirmation number and event name and date. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you again soon.
Resources on COVID-19
For additional, up-to-date information on COVID-19, including additional preventative measures, consult the Virginia Department of Health at vdh.virginia.gov and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov. Additional information is available at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management at https://www.vaemergency.gov//
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