Historic Jamestowne: Birth Place of America
Colonial National Historical Park (Colonial NHP) - Historic Jamestowne has been providing educational programs for over 30 years. Focusing on Virginia's Standards of Learning (VA SOL) requirements for grades K-12, Historic Jamestowne offers both indoor classroom style programs and educational walking tours of the historic site. Colonial NHP - Historic Jamestowne is a National Park Fee Area, however educational institutions maybe eligible for a waiver of this entrance fee.
For information about how to Plan a Visit, the types of Educational Programs offered, how to make Reservations, and Academic Fee Waivers for educational groups wishing to visit Historic Jamestowne please use these links or the Read More links under each heading to the right.
Your students are the ambassadors of your school. Learn about what is expected of students, the DO's and Don'ts of visiting Historic Jamestowne.
Students eating lunch at picnic tables
NPS, Colonial National Historical Park
The larger of two picnic areas at Historic Jamestowne
The largest picnic area has eight tables. Each table will seat eight to ten students or adults.
Historic Jamestowne is a "leave no trace" trash free area. All groups are expected to carry out what trash they bring in. There are no trash cans at this picnic area. It is suggested that schools bring trash bags with them so they can carry out their trash. No trash bags are available in the park.
Small picnic area located at the eastern end of the park lot.
The small picnic area has four tables and is at the far northeastern end of the parking area. Two trash can are available for trash but because of the wild animals, raccoons, possums, skunks, Red Tail Fox and other animals within the park, it is asked that visitors take their trash with them. No trash bags are available in the park.
Did You Know?
Dendrochronology, the study of tree rings, indicates the Jamestown colonists arrived during the worst drought period in over 800 years for the lower Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia.