Welcome to Real History - Right Now!

We’re ready to welcome you to Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. With your well-being in mind, we have established new protective protocols and social-distancing procedures to carefully create a safe environment for everyone to enjoy. Taking a trip to the past is only a click away when you purchase tickets easily and instantly online.


Based on current guidelines from the Virginia Governor’s Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health officials, all staff members have completed advance training to protect themselves and those who visit Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. We’ve retooled our daily programming and implemented a range of enhanced safety measures designed to welcome you safely this season, but we do ask that you please respect the following museum rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all:

MASKS ENCOURAGED: Face coverings are no longer required for vaccinated visitors, staff and volunteers, but are strongly encouraged indoors and in large gatherings.

ENHANCED CLEANING: New hand-sanitizing stations and increased practices to disinfect high-touch areas every 30 minutes.

LIMITED CONTACT: Navigate our galleries and living-history areas with the help of virtual tours available on your mobile device.

Access the full detailed list of all our modifications to museum operations and other resources at jyfmuseums.org/update.


For those looking to extend the museum experience, gift shops and cafés are open at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and have taken extra precautions to provide a safe shopping experience. For visitors who prefer reduced contact with others, we offer touchless options to pre-order meals from our cafés over the phone and shop online for a wide variety of items at shopjyf.com.

We encourage you to purchase tickets online in advance of your visit. Private tours, guided tours and semi-guided tours are all available. Reservations are required in advance by contacting (757) 253-4939 or group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov.

We look forward to welcoming you safely soon!