Academic Fee Waiver

Academic Fee Waiver Information

Schools or other bona fide educational institutions (accredited, officially recognized, or tax exempt for educational purposes) may request an Academic Fee Waiver. An approved waiver provides free admission for all students, teachers, and 1 chaperone for every 10 students.

The Academic Fee Waiver provides admittance to resources managed by Colonial National Historical Park. This includes Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, the Yorktown Battlefield Tour Roads, Jamestown Island Visitor Center, New Towne, Jamestown Glasshouse, and Island Drive Loop. The Academic Fee Waiver does not include admission to the Archaearium that is managed by our park partners, Preservation Virginia. For information regarding tickets to the Archaearium, contact Preservation Virginia.

Academic fee waivers are not granted automatically, and applicant groups must meet three criteria to qualify for a waiver: eligibility, educational purpose, and relevance of park resources or facilities. To learn more about the qualifying criteria and to complete the waiver application click the link below.

To complete the fee waiver application, visit the link below. Applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to your visit:
Academic Fee Waiver
Submitting the Fee Waiver:
Fill out sections 1, 2, and 5. Email completed application and supporting documents to at least 4 weeks prior to your visit. Please scan and send all supporting documents as ONE attachment.

Guidelines for Chaperone to Student Ratios:

An approved waiver provides free admission to 1 chaperone for every 10 students. Additional chaperons are required to pay the general admission fee. Fee information can be found here:

Fees & Passes - Colonial National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Last updated: March 16, 2023

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