Colonial National Historical Park (NHP) has been providing educational programs for students K-12 since 1974. Focusing on Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOLs) requirements, Colonial NHP offers educational programs for both Jamestown (the site of the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America) and Yorktown (the site of the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War).
Groups can take advantage of either classroom-style programs or ranger-led walking tours, either of which can be reserved for available weekdays from October through May. There is a $30.00 fee for each program.
Groups unable to take part in a ranger-led program can explore either historic site on their own. Although Colonial NHP is a National Fee Area, educational institutions are eligible for an entrance fee waiver. For more information about Colonial's Educational Programs and how to obtain an Educational Entrance Fee Waiver click on the more link to the right.
Fortunes of War Traveling Trunk Manual (1.89 MB) on the Revolutionary War; includes classroom activities and worksheets; reproduction military uniforms and accessories; period flags; toys and games, a copy of the surrender document form the 1781 Yorktown siege; and reproduction newspapers from 1776. Primary emphasis is placed on Virginia History and Social Science Standards of Learning: Virginia Studies, Colonization and Conflict: 1607 through the American Revolution, VS.5; and Revolution and the New National: 1770s to the Early 1800s, USI.6.
The Teacher–Ranger–Teacher (TRT) program provides opportunities for teachers to connect to the resources in a national park. Teachers develop lesson plans based on their park experience for use in the classroom and parks.
Did You Know?
The botanical sassafras is a deciduous tree in the family Lauraceae, native to eastern North America and eastern Asia. In the 17th century it was worth its weight in gold as a medicinal plant and was an early Jamestown export. Sassafras has been used in the manufacture of Root Beer.