American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Take in the Revolution through dynamic gallery exhibits, films and outdoor living history.

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tells anew the story of the nation’s founding, from the twilight of the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond. Exciting new indoor galleries feature period artifacts, immersive environments, interactive exhibits and films, including “The Siege of Yorktown,” with a 180-degree surround screen and dramatic special effects.

In the outdoor living-history areas, visitors can witness artillery demonstrations, drill with wooden muskets at a re-created Continental Army encampment and explore a Revolution-era farm based on a real-life 18th-century family. The state-operated museum of the American Revolution is an excellent starting point for a tour of Yorktown.

During January 2-February 17, 2017, outdoor interpretive areas will be available to visitors through scheduled hourly guided tours. The 60-minute tours of the outdoor areas will be offered daily at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

New exhibition galleries and a new introductory film debuted at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in October 2016, and visitors will be welcomed in expanded and upgraded settings for the encampment and farm in early 2017 with a Grand Opening Celebration March 23-April 4.

Open year-round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 15-August 15), except Christmas and New Year’s days.

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