American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Transforming Yorktown Victory Center into American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, replacing the Yorktown Victory Center, will be among America’s foremost sites that tell the story of the nation’s founding.
Through comprehensive, immersive indoor exhibits and outdoor living history, the new museum will offer a truly national perspective, conveying a sense of the transformational nature and epic scale of the Revolution and the richness and complexity of the country’s Revolutionary heritage.
A new 80,000-square-foot building opened in March 2015, and work continues on permanent gallery exhibits and a new introductory film. Today visitors can enjoy showings of Revolution-theme films in the 170-seat theater and a glimpse of the future exhibits, as well as a spacious gift shop and a cafe. An education center, with five classrooms and a separate entrance, serves student groups and the general public with dynamic, interactive learning experiences.
An indoor illustrated timeline spanning the second half of the 18th century leads to the outdoor re-created Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm, located in temporary quarters as construction proceeds on new, expanded settings for these living-history experiences.
Introductory Film & Exhibition Galleries Debut October 15 & 16, 2016
The introductory film and 22,000-square-foot exhibition galleries – and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown name – will debut with a preview of the new museum on October 15 and 16, 2016, during the annual Yorktown Victory Celebration event marking the anniversary of America’s momentous 1781 Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown.
The living-history areas will be completed in early 2017, and a grand opening celebration from March 23 to April 4 will officially launch the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
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