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  • Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

    Williamsburg , VA

    Experience the story of America's beginnings at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Through film, artifact-filled galleries and outdoor living history, these museums engage visitors in nearly two centuries of our nation's history - from the founding of America's first permanent English settlement in 1607 to the decisive Revolutionary War victory in 1781 and implementation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    Jamestown Settlement - In 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, a group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia's James River. They were sponsored by the Virginia Company of London, whose stockholders hoped to make a profit from the resources of the New World. The community suffered terrible hardships in its early years, but managed to endure, earning the distinction of being America's first permanent English colony.

    Today at Jamestown Settlement, the story of the people who founded Jamestown and of the Virginia Indians they encountered is told through film, gallery exhibits and living history. Expansive gallery exhibits and an introductory film trace Jamestown's beginnings in England and the first century of the Virginia colony and describe the cultures of the Powhatan Indians, Europeans and Africans who converged in 1600s Virginia. Outdoors, visitors can board replicas of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607, explore life-size re-creations of the colonists' fort and a Powhatan village, and tour a seasonal riverfront discovery area to learn about European, Powhatan and African economic activities associated with water. In the outdoor areas, costumed historical interpreters describe and demonstrate daily life in the early 17th century. Guided tours of the museum's living-history areas are offered several times daily. Dine at the Jamestown Settlement caf? when you visit This unique museum of 17th-century American history and culture is located adjacent to the entrance of the original site, Historic Jamestowne administered by the National Park Service and Preservation Virginia.

    American Revolution Museum at Yorktown - On October 19, 1781, the decisive military campaign of the American Revolution culminated with the British surrender to combined American and French forces under the command of George Washington. The Siege of Yorktown effectively ended the six-year struggle of the Revolutionary War and set the stage for a new government and nation.

    Today the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tells anew the story of the nation's founding, from the twilight of the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond. Comprehensive indoor exhibits and outdoor living history capture the transformational nature and epic scale of the Revolution and its relevance today. Galleries feature period artifacts, immersive environments, interactive exhibits and films, including "The Siege of Yorktown," with a 180-degree surround screen and dramatic special affects. Visitors witness artillery demonstrations and drill with wooden muskets at a re-created Continental Army encampment and explore - and help work - a Revolution-era farm based on a real-life 18th-century family. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is located near Yorktown Battlefield and Visitor Center, administered by the National Park Service.

    Both sites are connected by the Colonial Parkway, a Virginia scenic byway and an All American Road.

    Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an educational institution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, shall foster through its living-history museums – Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown – an awareness and understanding of the early history, settlement, and development of the United States through the convergence of Native American, European, and African cultures and the enduring legacies bequeathed to the nation.

    Hours

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily
    Closed New Years and Christmas Days

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    History is Fun!

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    Take hold of America's beginnings from 1607 to 1781 with one ticket for admission to Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown for 7 consecutive days of unlimited visits. Extensive galleries and films are paired with hands-on history featuring historical interpreters in re-creations of the colonists' fort, three 1607 ships and a Powhatan Indian village at Jamestown Settlement and re-created Continental Army encampment and a Revolution-era farm at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Web Only Special

    Hours

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily
    Closed New Years and Christmas Days

    Terms & Conditions for History is Fun!

    Unauthorized duplication or sale of this ticket may prevent your admittance. The holder of this ticket voluntarily assumes all risks incidental to their Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) visit, whether occurring prior to, during or after the same, and agrees that JYF is not responsible for loss of personal items. Photography and recording prohibited in galleries. The barcode only allows one person per scan.

    All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Instructions for fulfillment History is Fun!

    Please redeem this voucher at Jamestown Settlement located at 2210 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185, or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown located at 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690. Proceed directly to the advance purchase ticket counter at Jamestown Settlement or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Present this original e-ticket to the attendant. Prior to arrival, you may want to print driving directions and verify the museums

    Your price Qty
    Adult (ages 13+) 21.25
    Child (ages 6-12) 10.75

    History, Shopping and Fun!

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    This ticket is valid for seven consecutive days of unlimited admission to Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown living-history museums, where daily offerings are enhanced with an array of special offerings. Shop for special gifts at the museum stores. A ticket includes free parking and a voucher for a VIP Shopping Coupon Book for Williamsburg Premium Outlets Historic Yorktown Rewards Card,* good for shopping and dining discounts in historic Yorktown.

    *Pick up your voucher for the Premium Outlets Coupon Book and Historic Yorktown Rewards Card at Jamestown Settlement or American Revolution Museum at Yorktown visitor services. Web Only Special.

    Hours

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily
    Closed New Years and Christmas Days

    Terms & Conditions for History, Shopping and Fun!

    Unauthorized duplication or sale of this ticket may prevent your admittance. The holder of this ticket voluntarily assumes all risks incidental to their Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) visit, whether occurring prior to, during or after the same, and agrees that JYF is not responsible for loss of personal items. Photography and recording prohibited in galleries. The barcode only allows one person per scan.

    All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Instructions for fulfillment History, Shopping and Fun!

    Please redeem this voucher at Jamestown Settlement located at 2210 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185, or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown located at 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690. Proceed directly to the advance purchase ticket counter at Jamestown Settlement or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Present this original e-ticket to the attendant. Prior to arrival you may want to print driving directions and verify the museums

    Gate price Your price Qty
    Adult (ages 13+) 21.25 21.25
    Child (ages 6-12) 10.75 10.75

    History is Fun! For the Holidays

    Ticket info /hours

    Take hold of America's beginnings from 1607 to 1781 with one ticket to Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown living-history museums, where history makes the holidays fun. Families can spend time together exploring artifact-filled gallery exhibits and hands-on interpretation in outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, three 1607 ships, a 1610-14 colonial fort at Jamestown Settlement, and at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, a re-created Continental Army encampment, and 1780s farm. Visit as many times as you like for 7 consecutive days.

    Daily offerings are enhanced throughout the year at Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with an array of special programs (Foods & Feast of Colonial Virginia - November 24-26; A Colonial Christmas - December 1-31). The museum stores are a wonderful place to shop for those special holiday gifts.

    This ticket includes a voucher for a VIP Shopping Coupon Book for Williamsburg Premium Outlets and the Historic Yorktown Rewards Card. Pick up your voucher for Premium Outlets Coupon Book and Historic Yorktown Rewards Card at Jamestown Settlement or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Visitor Center. Web Only Special

    Ticket valid Sep 1, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017

    Hours

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily
    Closed New Years and Christmas Days

    Terms & Conditions for History is Fun! For the Holidays

    Unauthorized duplication or sale of this ticket may prevent your admittance. The holder of this ticket voluntarily assumes all risks incidental to their Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) visit, whether occurring prior to, during or after the same, and agrees that JYF is not responsible for loss of personal items. Photography and recording prohibited in galleries. The barcode only allows one person per scan.

    All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Instructions for fulfillment History is Fun! For the Holidays

    Please redeem this voucher at Jamestown Settlement located at 2210 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185, or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown located at 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690. Proceed directly to the advance purchase ticket counter at Jamestown Settlement or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Present this original e-ticket to the attendant. Prior to arrival, you may want to print driving directions and verify the museums

    Your price Qty
    Adult (ages 13+) 21.25
    Child (ages 6-12) 10.75

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