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Jamestown Rediscovery anticipates reopening Historic Jamestowne to the public on Monday, June 29 in response to Governor Northam’s announcement of Phase Two of the Forward Virginia plan. The historic site and museum have been temporarily closed since March 13 owing to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.“The safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers is our number one priority and we have been working hard over the last several months to devise measures that will allow us to reopen, said Jim Horn, president. “All of us very much look forward to welcoming visitors to the site; it will be a slightly different experience but just as compelling and informative.”Changes to operations and new health and safety protocols have been implemented to ensure the safety of guests, staff and volunteers. These include:
During this initial phase of opening, entrance tickets will be $10 for adults. Children 15 and under are free. Tickets are valid for one visit and include all public programs and entry to the Memorial Church. Regrettably, Historic Jamestowne will not be able to issue or accept National Park Service passes. Local Passes and Preservation Virginia Memberships, however, will be accepted. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets online. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning June 22. Contactless payment will be available on site. Historic Jamestowne will not be able to accept cash.Contactless shopping will also be available on site. Guests can browse popular items in person, select grab-and-go prepackaged items and browse additional products virtually at their mobile kiosk. Merchandise ordered through their online store will be ready within one hour for guests to pick-up. Cards only will be accepted.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.Guests are encouraged to visit historicjamestowne.org prior to their visit for the most up-to-date information.
Jamestown Rediscovery is a private non-profit committed to supporting preservation, education and the archaeological investigation of Historic Jamestowne, the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America, where three cultures--Native American, European and African--came together to lay the foundations of modern American society. Historic Jamestowne is jointly administered by Jamestown Rediscovery and the National Park Service.Jamestown Rediscovery Media Contact:Kelly Beckley, Director of Visitor Services email@example.com