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Liberty Celebration

July 3-4, 2016, at the Yorktown Victory Center

Liberty Celebration artillery firingThis Fourth of July, salute the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence during “Liberty Celebration,” July 3-4, at the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution.

From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days, visitors can observe tactical drills, take part in a variety of military exercises, and learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed the Declaration of Independence.

The Price of Liberty

During “The Price of Liberty,” a daily program held at the museum’s re-created Revolution-period farm, visitors will learn about the sacrifices of Americans who declared independence from Great Britain – from individuals who signed the Declaration to farmers, Loyalists, women and enslaved people.

Drills & Secret Codes Liberty Celebration espionage

At the re-created Continental Army encampment, visitors can learn about secret codes used during the Revolutionary War during a daily program on espionage. Visitors can watch costumed historical interpreters take up arms for a tactical drill and then participate in a wooden musket drill.

Military Music

The Fifes and Drums of York Town will perform at 2:30 p.m. on July 3 and at 11 a.m. on July 4.

Yorktown Fourth of July Celebration

The Yorktown Victory Center’s “Liberty Celebration” daytime events complement the Yorktown Fourth of July Celebration taking place in historic Yorktown on the evening of July 4.

Hours, Directions & Parking

The Yorktown Victory Center, open daily as the site is transformed into the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, is located on Route 1020 near the Colonial Parkway in Yorktown. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through August 15, parking at the Yorktown Victory Center is free for museum visitors. A free shuttle service is available to historic Yorktown until 5 p.m. on the Yorktown Trolley.

Event included with Museum Admission

Yorktown Victory Center admission is $9.75 for adults and $5.50 for youth ages 6 through 12. Children under age 6 receive complimentary admission.  A value-priced combination ticket with Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, is $21.25 for adults and $10.75 for ages 6-12.

Ticket and package options and online specials are available with Williamsburg area attractions.