Colonial National Historical Park has several types of guided tours and programs. There are self-guided tours, ranger and park guide tours, living history tours, glass-blowing demonstrations, and for our younger visitors hands-on programs like our pinch pot, non-firing artillery demonstrations, Young Soldiers program and the Junior Ranger Program. Please check the individual web sites for Jamestown and Yorktown for specific information about proprams and times for each of theses sites.
Ranger and Park Guide Tours:
For those who like some kind of structured program Ranger and Park Guide Tours are available at both Jamestown and Yorktown. These tours will take you around to several stops on the historic Jamestown, through the town of York, and around the Yorktown Battlefield providing an in-depth history of what happened. Each Ranger and Park Guide tour will provide insight and some unique points of history that one normally does not get from the history books. Tour times are dependent on staffing. Tours generally last between 30 and 45 minutes.
Living History Tours:
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.