Educational Programs

The National Park Service at Historic Jamestowne offers educational programs for student groups. Our onsite programs are Walking Tours of the actual site of Jamestown or an indoor classroom program conducted inside the Visitor Center. These programs are not designed to be done in combination with each other. For information on how to make a reservation for one of these programs use the link on the right.

RANGER GUIDED WALKING TOUR - Suggested grades: 4th –college. Experience Jamestown history where it happened: on the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America. Students will join a park ranger for a short outdoor walking tour. Classroom studies will be much enhanced by hearing stories from Virginia's past: the role of Chief Powhatan and his famous daughter in Jamestown history, the struggles of English settlers like John Smith and Christopher Newport, and the development of tobacco as Virginia's cash crop, leading to the eventual establishment of slavery. Primary sources, combined with the latest archeological discoveries, bring a four-century-old site to life. Maximum class size: 75 people per program. Program time: 30 –45 minutes. Ties to Virginia Standard of Learning (SOLs): VS.1, VS.2, VS.3, VS.4, USI.1, USI.2c, USI.3, USI.4a, USI.4b, USI.5a, USI.5c, USI.5d Suggested grades: 4-college Program time: 35-45 minutes Maximum class size: 75 students per program

JAMESTOWN, A BEGINNING - Suggested grade: 4. Through the use of inquiry and props for hands-on instruction, students will investigate reasons for English colonization of Virginia and learn about the challenges faced by 17th-century Virginia Indians, English settlers, and African-Virginians. This program is conducted inside a classroom in the Jamestown Visitor Center. [Recommended program time: 45 minutes] Maximum class size: (preferred) 25 students/5 chaperones per program, however the program can accommodate up to 50 students/10 chaperones. Ties to Virginia SOLs: VS.1, VS.2, VS.3, VS.4, USI.1, USI.2c, USI.3, USI.4, USI.5a

Reservation Procedures

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Academic Fee Waivers

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Visitor Etiquette Form

For Historic Jamestowne please complete and bring the following form when you check in at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center: Historic Jamestown Museum and Etiquette Form.




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