Film and Galleries at Yorktown
Three films are shown on a rotating basis in the museum theater, each prefaced by a 60-second preview of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. “The Road to Yorktown” and “A Time of Revolution” focus on the 1781 Siege of Yorktown and events that led up to it, with emphasis on the perspectives and personal stories of those involved. “Liberty’s Call” combines period images with present-day interviews to explore the American ideal of liberty from its inception to the establishment of a national government, and across time to today.
The American Revolution timeline, bordering a 22,000-square-foot space where permanent gallery exhibits will open in late 2016, provides a visual journey from the 13 British colonies in the 1750s to westward expansion of the new United States in the 1790s.
Special visitor participatory experiences are offered near the timeline, in nearby classrooms and on an outdoor event lawn. Period topics include military tactics, nationalities represented at the Siege of Yorktown, espionage, choosing sides during the Revolution, enlistment in the Continental Army, and military medicine.