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Fee Structure changes January 1, 2019. Colonial National Historical Park will be implementing revenue increasing fee structure in the New Year.

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Date: August 29, 2018

Fee Structure changes January 1, 2019.

Colonial National Historical Park will be implementing revenue increasing fee structure in the New Year.

(Yorktown, Va.) – On January 1, 2019, there will be a modest increase to Colonial National Historical Park entrance fees. This increase is being implemented at all 117 fee-charging parks across the country to raise additional revenue to address the deferred maintenance needs at all National Parks, including Jamestown Island and Yorktown Battlefield. This is part of the National Park Service (NPS) efforts to address aging park infrastructure and to improve the visitor experience at all National Parks.

The updated fee structure at Colonial National Historical Park beginning January 1, 2019 will be:

- Entrance fees at Jamestown Island include entrance to Yorktown Battlefield
- Adults presenting valid Yorktown Battlefield receipt pay a reduced admission of $10 at Jamestown Island

All of the NPS revenue from the fee increases will remain in the National Park Service with at least 80 percent of the money staying in the park where it is collected. The funds will be used for projects and activities to improve the experience for visitors who continue to visit parks at unprecedented levels. Increased attendance at parks, 1.5 billion visits in the last five years, means aging park facilities incurring further wear and tear.

Yorktown Battlefield
$10 per Adult

Jamestown Island
$20* per Adult (including entry to the 1607 Fort site, historic church and Voorhees Archaearium)

$40 Colonial National Historical Park Annual Pass.
All park entrance fees are valid for 7 consecutive days with proof of purchase.

The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

Your Fee Dollars at Work: Projects that are being completed using visitor fees.

Completed Projects:
- Replacing carpet at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center
- Updating the AV equipment at the Jamestown Island Visitor Center theater

Current/Future Projects
- Rehabilitate the Church Street Comfort Station
- Develop and produce a new Orientation Film for the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center

“An investment in our parks is an investment in America,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. “Every dollar spent to rebuild our parks will help bolster the gateway communities that rely on park visitation for economic vitality. I want to thank the American people who made their voices heard through the public comment process on the original fee proposal. Your input has helped us develop a balanced plan that focuses on modest increases at the 117 fee-charging parks as opposed to larger increases proposed for 17 highly-visited national parks. The $11.6 billion maintenance backlog isn’t going to be solved overnight and will require a multi-tiered approach as we work to provide badly needed revenue to repair infrastructure. This is just one of the ways we are carrying out our commitment to ensure that national parks remain world class destinations that provide an excellent value for families from all income levels.”

The price of the annual America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass and Lifetime Senior Pass will remain $80.

For questions or comments regarding this press release, please contact Paul Carson at 757-898-2416.


Last updated: August 29, 2018

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