Family Education Programs
SEASONAL SPECIAL OFFER
Throughout the year, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offer opportunities to experience a new way for families to explore 17th- and 18th-century Virginia history with a blend of in-person educational programs, virtual learning activities and access to a guided tour with a museum educator.
With these seasonal special programs, families can enjoy special admission to interactive educational opportunities for students in their quest to continue learning about early American history outside of the classroom. Programs are designed to meet Virginia Standards of Learning, focusing on Virginia history, science and exploration in the 17th and 18th century.
SPECIAL ADMISSION FOR FAMILIES
When available, tickets for this special family-friendly program are $13 per family member and offer unlimited admission to both Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Children under age 4 are free. Tickets can be purchased online through the eStore or in person at either museum. Discounts are available for students in Williamsburg-James City County and York County public schools – only available when purchased on site with proof of residency.
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.
WITH THIS SEASONAL PROGRAM, FAMILIES CAN EXPLORE EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY WITH…
• Admission to Jamestown Settlement, featuring refreshed exhibition galleries, short films and outdoor living-history areas that offer access to re-creations of a Paspahegh town, 1610-1614 fort and three ships that sailed to Virginia in 1607.
• Admission to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, featuring expansive exhibition galleries, short films in immersive settings and outdoor living-history experiences in re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm.
• Online access to pre-recorded virtual tours of both museums for families to watch at their own pace.
• Access to pre-register for a 90-minute educator tour at either museum.
• In-person access to education stations offering opportunities to engage with museum educators from a safe social distance at either museum.
VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOURS
Families have access to pre-recorded virtual tours of both Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Detailed information and instructions, including access codes for online activities and virtual tours, will be provided in welcome packets for program participants.
EDUCATOR GUIDED TOURS
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Ticketholders can pre-register for a 90-minute educator-led guided tour of Jamestown Settlement or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Space is limited to 10 people per tour, and pre-registration is required to ensure availability. To pre-register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educator Guided Tours Offered at Jamestown Settlement
Educator Guided Tours Offered at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
EDUCATION STATIONS AT THE MUSEUMS
Education stations at each museum allow families to interact with educators from a safe distance as they explore a variety of historical topics, engage in critical thinking, primary source analysis and discovering how historians use clues from the past to put together a historical narrative. These activities are designed to meet the Virginia Studies Standards of Learning.
At Jamestown Settlement, families will jump into the world of STEM with a history twist. Through scientific testing, students use modern skills to answer questions of the past. Families also can learn about Virginia Indian, English and West Central African women in early Virginia.
At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, families can examine topics from espionage during the Revolutionary War to the roles of American Indians during the Revolution.
Education Stations Available at Jamestown Settlement
Education Stations Available at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
About the Museums
Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; closed Christmas and New Year’s days. Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31 near the Colonial Parkway in James City County, just southwest of Williamsburg and adjacent to Historic Jamestowne. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is located on Route 1020 in Yorktown, near Yorktown Battlefield and Historic Yorktown. For more information about tickets for “Spring Into History” family education programs, contact Group Reservations at (757) 253-4939 or toll-free (888) 868-7593. “Spring Into History” tickets can be purchased online through the eStore or in person at either museum.