Transforming Yorktown Victory Center into
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
The Yorktown Victory Center is embarking on a transformation with an imposing new facility – the façade linked to Yorktown area architecture – and a reconfigured site plan allowing for expanded, state-of-the-art gallery exhibits and enhanced outdoor interpretive programming. A new name – American Revolution Museum at Yorktown – will be implemented upon completion of the project in late 2016. The original Yorktown Victory Center building, dating to 1976, was designed primarily to serve as a visitor center and has been adapted to serve evolving needs. The new plan addresses long-term exhibit, facility and operation requirements and presents an extraordinary opportunity to provide visitors a renewed perspective on the meaning and impact of the American Revolution and an exceptionally compelling experience to complement other attractions in the Yorktown-Williamsburg-Jamestown area.
The Yorktown Victory Center continues to welcome visitors throughout construction, which started in mid-2012. A cornerstone for the new museum was dedicated on May 10, 2013. Early planning was funded by state appropriations and revenue generated by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the state agency that operates the Yorktown Victory Center. Building and exhibit construction and renovations to the site, including living-history areas, are funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Private donations to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., will support elements of gallery and outdoor exhibits and educational resources.
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