Basic Information

1368 Colonial Parkway
Jamestown, VA 23081

Situated on the banks of the James River, Jamestown is a short distance from many major roadways and highways. For a google map search or GPS, use the following address: 1368 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Virginia 23081.

Operating Hours & Seasons

ENTRANCE GATE: Gate hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Daily. No entrance is permitted prior to 8:30 a.m. or after 4:30 p.m. including bicyclists and pedestrians. When you pass beyond the gate you have entered a US Fee Area.

Standard Hours

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http://www.nps.gov/jame/planyourvisit/weather.htm NUMBER TO PHONE IF SITES ARE CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: For closures in Colonial National Historical Park please phone this 24 hour phone number (757) 856-1240.

Entrance Fees:

For those without a National Park or Inter-agency pass the following fees will apply: - $14.00

Fees $14 per adult (age 16 and above) - pass good for 7 Days to include Yorktown Battlefield. $30 Colonial National Historical Park Annual Pass - pass good for card bearer and three adults at Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield for a 12 Month period : NOTE: All adults entering Historic Jamestowne on a Colonial Annual Pass will be charged an additional $5.00 per adult for each visit (Preservation Virginia fee). Visits to Yorktown Battlefield will be free for those 12 months. Phone 757-856-1250.

Holders of the following passes will be admitted to Historic Jamestowne at no additional charge: - $0.00

* Interagency Access and Golden Access Pass * Interagency Military Pass Phone 757-856-1250 for further information.

All other National Park pass holders will be charged an additional $5.00 per adult to cover the Preservation Virginia fee - $5.00

All other National Park pass holders will be charged an additional $5.00 per adult entering on the pass to cover the Preservation Virginia entrance fee. These passes include: * Interagency Annual Pass * Interagency Senior Pass * Golden Age Pass * Colonial National Historical Park Annual Pass * Preservation Virginia Membership Card - ($5.00 per adult NPS fee) Phone 757-856-1250 for further information.

Entrance Passes:

No Additional Charge for Holders of These Passes - $0.00

Holders of the following passes will be admitted to Historic Jamestowne at Description* * Interagency Access and Golden Access Pass * Interagency Military Pass Phone 757-856-1250 for further information.

Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center

Welcome to Historic Jamestowne! Your visit to Historic Jamestowne can be made more enjoyable and memorable with a little advanced planning and knowledge. This can often make the difference between a good visit and a great visit.

 

Welcome to Historic Jamestowne!

Your visit to Historic Jamestowne can be made more enjoyable and memorable with a little advanced planning and knowledge. This can often make the difference between a good visit and a great visit.

During the summer season visitors should dress in light, comfortable clothing, wear comfortable shoes and use sunscreen. We recommended you carry a bottle of water with you. High temperatures and high humidity create higher risk of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Most of the Historic site is out-of-doors and although not a great distance from an air-conditioned building, staying properly hydrated will help prevent these illnesses. During the fall visitors should have a light jacket available as temperatures can drop suddenly. Winter temperatures can be unpredictable, ranging from mild to extremely cold. Use this link for a five day forecast of local conditions.

GPS Coordinates :

37°12'40.52"N

76°46'38.09"W

Insects
The settlers wrote that at Jamestown “the air is alive with a buzz.” The same can be said today. Visitors should be prepared for this onslaught by wearing appropriate clothing and/or insect repellant. Here are a few insects to be mindful of:

• Biting Flies: also called “deerflies,” “horseflies,” or “Mayflies.” These are most active in late Spring and can last throughout the summer.
• Chiggers: are small red mites. Chiggers live in grassy areas so be sure you stay on the approved paths/trails to reduce the chance of being infected.
• Mosquitoes: certain mosquitoes can be vectors of disease. Wearing repellant with DEET will reduce the chances of being bitten.
• Gnats: these tiny flying insects travel is swarms and can be very annoying.
• Ticks: there are several varieties of tick at Historic Jamestowne. Wearing insect repellant, tucking pants into socks, and inspecting for ticks after a visit is recommended.

Pets
Pets are welcome on the Historic Site but not in the Visitor Center and they must be maintained on a leash.

Other Things We Would Like You to Know:

• No rollerblades, roller-skates, scooters, or skateboards are allowed in the park.
Do not feed any wildlife that you encounter, this includes the birds, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons or foxes. Feeding wildlife will eventually remove any fear of man they have and could lead to aggressive behavior endangering other visitors. It is a violation of federal law to feed wildlife in a National Park.
• Do not allow children to walk or run on the brick foundations or earthen mounds on the historic site. This could lead to injuries and the wearing down of these structures.
• Picnicking is not allowed anywhere on the Historic Site. However, we do have picnic tables located in the parking area. Most of these areas are “Leave no Trace” and require you to take your trash with you. This will help us keep the park clean and the animals in the wild, instead of around visitor areas.

Please use our website to find information on:

Click on these links for more information about Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield.

Last updated: June 15, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 210
Yorktown, VA 23690

Phone:

(757) 856-1200

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