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Private Tours

Experience Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown up-close and personal on a tour with your own private guide.

Museum guests can add a private tour to any admission ticket with 3-business days advance reservations required. Private tours may be scheduled to begin between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. but are subject to availability.  Allow extra time to view the museum films and shop in museum stores.

Private tours are for groups of 14 or less, group size limitations vary based on current state-mandated safety regulations. New safety and social-distancing protocols at both Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown allow visitors of all ages to enjoy extensive indoor gallery exhibits and outdoor living-history areas to connect with the stories of our shared history. Learn more here.


Jamestown Settlement Private Tours

PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 HOURS
Explore the world of America’s first permanent English settlement and the Powhatan Indian, English and West Central African cultures that came in contact in 17th-century Virginia. Your group will visit expansive exhibition galleries to learn about Jamestown and its people – Powhatan, Pocahontas, John Smith and John Rolfe – and see 1600s artifacts and dioramas. You’ll take part in an immersive outdoor living-history experience. Educators engage tour participants in a variety of activities, including spinning plant fibers into cordage in a re-creation of a Paspahegh town, playing period games in the re-created English fort, and fully exploring one of the three 1607 ship re-creations, including the officers’ quarters. In response to COVID-19 safety precautions, some hands-on activities may be unavailable.

Allow extra time at Jamestown Settlement to view the introductory film, 1607: A Nation Takes Root, shop in museum store and dine in the Jamestown Settlement Café.

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Private Tours

PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 HOURS
Experience the story of the American Revolution and the extraordinary challenges of ordinary people who shaped our nation. A private tour allows your group to explore an American Revolution timeline that offers a visual journey from the 13 British colonies in the 1750s to westward expansion of the new United States in the 1790s. Educators take museum guests through the outdoor living-history Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm and engage them in a variety of activities: sign Continental Army enlistment papers, and learn about the technology used to fire artillery and muskets, treat injured soldiers and prepare meals at war. At the farm, visitors can play period games, help tend crops and process plant fiber for cloth. In response to COVID-19 safety precautions, some hands-on activities may be unavailable.

Allow extra time at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown to view the introductory film, Liberty Fever, and shop in the museum store.


PRIVATE TOUR RATE:
$115 per party plus individual admission for single museum tours, $170 plus admission for a combination tour of Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Private tours are for groups of 14 or less, group size limitations vary based on current state-mandated safety regulations; advance reservations are required and subject to availability. A deposit of $30 is required at the time of the request if tour is booked less than five business days before the tour date. If we cannot accommodate your request your deposit will be refunded. Once your tour is booked and confirmed we will finalize payment. Call (888) 868-7593 to make your reservation Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For private tours reserved less than three business days prior to the tour date, a single museum tour is $150 plus admission and combination tour is $220 plus admission. For cancellations within three business days, 50% of private tour cost is non-refundable. Tours can be rescheduled but are subject to availability, and change fees may apply.

TO BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR:
Contact reservations, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at (757) 253-4939 • (888) 868-7593 • fax (757) 253-4997 • group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov