Yorktown Victory Center
Transitioning to American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in October 2016
Near the battlefield where allied American and French forces won the decisive battle of the American Revolution in 1781, the Yorktown Victory Center chronicles the Revolutionary period, from colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation.
The story of America’s evolution from colonial status to nationhood is told through films and exhibits inside a new museum building and outdoor living history at a re-created Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm. The state-operated museum of the American Revolution is an excellent starting point for a tour of Yorktown.
Work is now underway on transforming the Yorktown Victory Center into the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Expansive permanent exhibition galleries and a new introductory film will debut October 15, 2016 in the recently completed building, and visitors will be welcomed in expanded and upgraded settings for the encampment and farm in early 2017. The Yorktown Victory Center remains in daily operation throughout construction, which is occurring in phases and included a move from the original museum building to the new facility in March 2015. A current exhibit at the Yorktown Victory Center, “Creating Our New Museum,” provides a multimedia, interactive encounter with the permanent galleries and introductory film that will premiere along with the new museum name in October.
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.