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HISTORIC JAMESTOWNE           757-898-2410 or 757-229-1733
Fax:  757-898-6346                                  www.HistoricJamestowne.org
P. O. Box 210, Yorktown, VA  23690
Western end of Colonial Parkway, follow signs to Visitor Center.  (Exit 242 off I-64)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Historic Jamestowne offers a wealth of activities for exploring the first permanent English settlement in North America. Visitors can share the moment of discovery with archaeologists at the 1607 James Fort excavation; tour the original 17th-century church tower and reconstructed Jamestown Memorial Church; take a walking tour with a Park Ranger through the original settlement along the James River; watch glassblowing at the Glasshouse; and see an exhibit of artifacts in the new Archaearium Museum. Musuem stores are available at the Visitor Center.

Driving tours explore the natural setting where exhibits explain how the settlers harnessed the wilderness & visitors regularly see bald eagles, heron, deer & other wildlife. Historic Jamestowne is jointly administered by APVA Preservation Virginia & the National Park Service. Part of Colonial National Historical Park.  

PARKING:  3 unmarked accessible parking spaces.  Located in front by path.  Parking space is 13 ft. wide.  Curb cuts.  Ramps nearby are well marked.  RV parking.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Bridges are wooden planks with wheelchair strip.  Accessible paths of hard packed dirt with oyster shells, with no steep grades.

ENTRANCE:  Located down path 200 yards.  3 exterior steps, each 8 in. in height.  Entry doors, 36 in. wide, open out with pull/push bar handle located 44 in. above floor.  Glass doors have handles clearly marked in contrasting color.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Located 150-200 ft. from parking lot.    Doors are 35 in. wide, and open in.  Turns must be made to enter.  Stalls have 33 in. wide doors opening out and handrails.  21 in. toilet seat height, and 8 in. between commode edge and wall.  Sink height is 35 in.  Stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Rest rooms are identified by a raised figure with pants or skirt on door to designate men or women.

SPECIAL SERVICES:
For guests with hearing disabilities, there are written scripts available.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are audio cassettes and portable tape recorders, hands-on exhibits such as driving/walking tours, Junior Ranger program for kids and signs with contrasting background. 

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 35-57 in. wide.  Counters 41 in. high.  Clerks to assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.

STAFF TRAINING:  Permanent staff trained to serve guests in wheelchairs, guests with mobility, visual or hearing disabilities.  Type of training lasts for 2-3 hours and is done once a year.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  There is an admission fee.  Entrance station open 8:30-4:30.  Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access Passes and National Park Passes are honored.

 

 

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