From a weekend getaway to a week-long vacation, there are many ways to include Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center in a Williamsburg destination itinerary, with a range of ticket and package options available at www.historyisfun.org/Vacation-Packages.htm.
The two living-history museums tell the story of the nation’s beginnings, from the arrival of America’s first permanent English colonists in Virginia in 1607 to the American Revolution and the formation of the new nation. Jamestown Settlement’s expansive permanent exhibition galleries and introductory film chronicle 17th-century Virginia in the context of its Powhatan Indian, English and west central African cultures. Historical interpreters interact with visitors at outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607, and a 1610-14 colonial fort. At the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, gallery exhibits and an evocative film portray the Revolutionary era from the perspectives of citizens and soldiers. Outdoors, visitors can explore a re-created Continental Army encampment and 1780s farm.
Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center are included with Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and other attractions in a variety of Williamsburg area best-value ticket options in 2012 featuring unlimited admission for seven consecutive days, free admission for children under 6 and free parking. All are available at www.historyisfun.org/Vacation-Packages.htm and can be packaged with lodging:
The basic History is Fun! combination ticket for Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, $20 for adults and $10 for ages 6 through 12 and available year-round, is a 20 percent savings over individual admission rates. Purchased online, the ticket is good for seven consecutive days of unlimited admission, while admission tickets purchased on arrival are for one museum visit. History, Shopping and Fun! provides seven consecutive days of admission to the two museums along with a voucher for a Williamsburg Premium Outlets VIP Coupon Book and a Historic Yorktown Rewards Card for shopping and dining discounts.
The Jamestown and Yorktown Four-Site Value ticket, good for seven consecutive days of unlimited admission to Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, Yorktown Battlefield and Yorktown Victory Center, is $30 for adults, $20 for ages 13-15 and $10 for ages 6-12 and is available year-round.
America’s Historic Triangle, one ticket for seven consecutive days of unlimited visits to five historical attractions – Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and Art Museums, Yorktown Battlefield, and Yorktown Victory Center – is $81 for adults and $35.50 for ages 6-17 and is available year-round. From March 18 through November 4, 2012, the free Historic Triangle Shuttle connects the Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown attractions.
The Williamsburg Flex ticket, available March 24 to October 28 in 2012, provides seven consecutive days of unlimited visits to Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and Art Museums, Yorktown Battlefield, Yorktown Victory Center, and Busch Gardens. Water Country USA is a free added bonus between May 19 and September 3. The Williamsburg Flex ticket is $178.20 for adults, $138.70 for ages 6-17.
Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, until 6 p.m. from June 15 through August 15. The two museums are administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency accredited by the American Association of Museums. Jamestown Settlement is located on Route 31 South at the Colonial Parkway next to Historic Jamestowne, administered by the National Park Service and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (on behalf of Preservation Virginia). The Yorktown Victory Center is located on Route 1020 in Yorktown near Yorktown Battlefield, administered by the National Park Service. For more information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838, or visit www.historyisfun.org.
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