Jamestown Rediscovery and their partner, the National Park Service at Colonial National Historical Park, have reopened Historic Jamestowne to the public. The historic site and museum have been temporarily closed since Monday, December 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers remains our number one priority and we have been closely monitoring the state of the ongoing pandemic,” said Jim Horn, Jamestown Rediscovery President. “All of us very much look forward to safely welcoming visitors back to the site.”
Changes to operations and health and safety protocols have been implemented to ensure the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers. These include:
- All public programs, including Jamestown Rediscovery archaeology, staff presentations and living history performances, will take place outside and follow social distancing protocols.
- The Memorial Church and the Archaearium museum will be open subject to a limited capacity of visitors allowed in the buildings at a time. The Dale House cafe anticipates reopening on Friday, March 5.
- The Visitor Center, co-managed by the National Park Service and Jamestown Rediscovery, will be open for retail and ticket purchases. Public restrooms will also be available. The Visitor Center exhibits and film will remain closed.
- To protect the health of those who live, work and visit national parks and National Park Service (NPS) facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, NPS has implemented a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors. Masks are required in all indoor facilities operated by Jamestown Rediscovery and the National Park Service. Masks are also required in outdoor areas of the park where gathering may occur or when individuals cannot maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from other persons who are not in the individual’s household.
- Social distancing of at least six feet or more is recommended throughout the visit.
- Hand sanitizing stations will be available on site.
- Additional signage will alert visitors to safety protocols and changes in wayfinding.
- Entrance tickets will be $25 for adults. Children 15 and under are free. Tickets are valid for seven consecutive days and include access to all NPS and Jamestown Rediscovery fee areas at Historic Jamestowne, all public tours and programs, and the Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Passes and Preservation Virginia memberships are accepted; however additional fees may apply. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance. Contactless payment will be available on site.
Following guidance from the Governor’s office, Virginia Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jamestown Rediscovery will continue to assess and make changes as needed to operations in order to maintain a safe guest experience and working environment.
For more information on operational updates, please visit the Historic Jamestowne website.