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Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 757-871-0590
Yorktown, Virginia – Effective May 20, 2022 the National Park Service (NPS) at Colonial National Historical Park will align the Road Based Commercial Tour operator’s fee schedule to a per person fee to provide consistency in fees across all visitors to the park. The NPS is required to notify commercial tour operators one year prior for any change in any entrance fee that may affect their rates.
Pursuant to NPS Policy, Reference Manual22A: Recreation Fee Collection, when entrance fees are collected at a walk-up location, such as a visitor center, parks should charge each individual in a commercial group the per-person fee. The driver and guide will not be charged an entrance fee. Passes are accepted for entry at per-person fee parks as stated on the back of the pass. In addition, Road Based Commercial Tour operators will be required to apply for a Commercial Use Authorization, which requires a $150 application fee. Road Based Commercial Tours will continue to pay the flat fee schedule for a Tier 2 park until May 2022.
All of the money received from entrance fees remains with the NPS. Eighty percent of the entrance fee revenue at Colonial National Historical Park supports maintenance, preservation and visitor services projects in the park. The other 20 percent of entrance fee revenue supports projects at other national parks where fees are not collected. For more information contact the Colonial National Historical Park Business office via email: e-mail us
About Colonial National Historical Park. Colonial National Historical Park was established in 1930 to preserve important 17th and 18th century sites that tell the story of English arrival in a Native homeland, colonization and suppression, and the struggle for American independence. Jamestown’s legacy includes representative government, but also slavery, a brutal institution that spread throughout the colonies. At Yorktown, Virginia colonists fought in the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. The scenic 23‐mile Colonial Parkway links the sites and is recognized as an “All‐American road”. Learn more online.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close‐to‐ home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov, and on Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube .
Last updated: June 2, 2021