Group Tour Commercial Rates Effective April 18, 2019

Colonial National Historical Park includes the Colonial Parkway, Yorktown Battlefield and portions of Historic Jamestowne.

RATES: This is to notify you that Colonial National Historical Park will begin charging commercial tours per person rates effective April 18, 2019.

Yorktown Battlefield Historic Jamstowne

Current Fee Rate Current Fee Rate
Number of Visitors x $7.00 Number of Visitors x $14.00

Fee Increase January 2019 Fee Increase January 2019
Number of Visitors x $10.00 Number of Visitors x $20.00

*Yorktown Battlefield receipts grant entry into Historic Jamestowne for Half Price ($7), and Historic Jamestowne receipts allow free entry into Yorktown Battlefield.

See Jamestown Rediscovery Site for more information on Fees at Historic Jamestowne:

Generally, educational groups booking and travelling with a commercial tour company do not qualify for an educational fee waivers, and can only be considered for school groups utilizing a commercial tour company if the school’s “Boards of Education mandate the use of commercial tour companies to provide comprehensive services for school groups. In those cases educational fee waivers will only be given to commercial tour companies that can show that the fee waiver” was “factored into the tour package price for the bona fide school group. The school group must apply for and meet the criteria for an educational fee waiver and document that the tour provider’s package price incorporates the discount. Educational fee waivers only apply to entrance fees.” Please contact the Interpretive Program Coordinator for more information (see address below) or check the park’s website at

OTHER FEES: There is a $3.00 one day Commercial Permit fee required for travel on the Colonial Parkway. This applies to all commercial tour buses except those carrying school educational groups. Permits can be obtained at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Permits are good for 24 hours. Commercial Use Authorization permits are available for companies who visit frequently, and should contact the park Fee Manager for more information.

Interagency (IA) Senior Lifetime: $80 IA Military: No Cost
IA Senior Annual: $20 IA Access: No Cost
IA Annual: $80 IA EKiP 4th Grade: No Cost
Colonial Annual Current: $30 *EKiP – Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass
Colonial Annual Proposed: $40

IA Senior Lifetime: $5 IA Military: NO CHARGE
IA Senior Annual: $5 IA Access: NO CHARGE
IA Annual: $5
Colonial Annual: $5
IA EKiP 4th Grade: $5

All park passes are accepted at Yorktown Battlefield and will be admitted free of charge.
*All park passes are accepted at Historic Jamestowne for partial or free admission to the park. For more information on passes and the cost of admission see:

RESERVED PROGRAM SERVICE: A guided program may be reserved for your group if staffing permits at Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. To make arrangements for your group, contact the Interpretive Program Coordinator: Colonial National Historical Park, P. O. Box 210, Yorktown, Virginia 23690, Telephone (757) 898-2411. The cost of a reserved tour is $30.00 per tour. Maximum group sizes vary according to the program requested. If possible, reservations should be made at least two months in advance.

*Commercial & Educational Tour Fees will be rising to be comparable to Preservation Virginia’s $70 fee rate.

Preservation Virginia also offers guided tours and education programs at Historic Jamestowne. To make arrangements for your group, contact the Education Specialist at (757) 229-4997 ext. 111. The cost of a reserved tour is $70.00 for a group of 30 or less. Programs available include guided walking tours and tours of The Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium. Please check Preservation Virginia's website at for additional information on tours and programs.


THE SITE: Begin your visit to the Historic Triangle where America began at Historic Jamestowne! Historic Jamestowne is operated by the National Park Service and Preservation Virginia. [Please do not confuse us with our neighbor, the Jamestown Settlement which is administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Historic Jamestowne and the Jamestown Settlement are two different places.]

FACILITIES: A visit to Historic Jamestowne includes: Visitor Center, with information services, multi-media presentation, exhibits and a museum shop; The Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium, with artifacts from and exhibits on the excavations at James Fort; the 1907 Jamestown Memorial Church and the 1690 Church Tower; the site of the original fort and town; the ‘Angala Site’ – the first Africans in the Americas; the statues of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith; and the Glasshouse, with costumed interpreters demonstrating glassmaking adjacent to the site of the 1608 glasshouse.
LENGTH OF STAY: Please allow at least 3 hours to enjoy Historic Jamestowne and the Jamestowne Glass Blowing House.

PARKING: Free bus parking is available at the Glasshouse and Visitor Center.

DIRECTIONS: To reach Historic Jamestowne, take Interstate 64 to Exit 242A, Route 199. Follow 199 West to the Colonial Parkway, then follow the signs to Historic Jamestowne. From the south, take Route 31, crossing the James River via the Jamestown Ferry.

The Colonial Parkway is a twenty-three mile scenic roadway stretching from the York River at Yorktown to the James River at Jamestown. It connects Virginia's historic triangle: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. Several million travelers a year use this route to enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of Virginia.

The Parkway's construction presented the National Park Service with a unique challenge: build a thoroughfare unifying culturally distinct sites crossing several pristine natural environments while still maintaining the National Park Service's prime directive "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same." Adding to the complexity of the project was a construction period extending over twenty-six years through the Depression, World War II, and funding shortages.


THE SITE: A visit to Yorktown ‑ where Independence was won! ‑ is a perfect way to end your visit to the Historic Triangle. Yorktown Battlefield, and several historic homes in Yorktown, are administered by the National Park Service. [Please do not confuse us with our neighbor, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown which is administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Battlefield are two different places.]

THE FACILITIES: A visit to Yorktown Battlefield includes: the Battlefield Visitor Center with a 16‑minute film, museum with George Washington’s field tents and museum shop; the Battlefield tour roads including the Grand French Battery, Redoubts 9 and 10, Washington's Headquarters and Surrender Field; the Moore House, scene of negotiations for the British surrender at Yorktown; the Nelson House, home of Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence; and the Yorktown National Cemetery lodge with exhibits on Yorktown during the American Civil War.

LENGTH OF STAY: Please allow at least 2 hours to enjoy these sites.

PARKING: Free bus parking is available. York County provides a Trolley to Travel Main St. at Yorktown; see:

DIRECTIONS: To reach Yorktown from the west, take Interstate 64 to Exit 242B, Route 199. Take Route 199 east to the Colonial Parkway, then follow the signs to Yorktown. From the east, take Interstate 64 to exit 250B, follow Route 105 to Route 17. Take Route 17 north to the exit for Yorktown via the Colonial Parkway. From the north or south, follow Route 17, and take the exit for Yorktown, via the Colonial Parkway.

Last updated: May 30, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 210
Yorktown , VA 23690


(757) 898-3400

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