On the Blog


Mad Anthony Wayne’s Bones
Military Slang of the Revolutionary War Era
Made in America
See All Posts

New Yorktown Museum

Transforming Yorktown Victory Center into American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

The Yorktown Victory Center is embarking on a transformation with an imposing new facility – the façade linked to Yorktown area architecture – and a reconfigured site plan allowing for expanded, vibrant gallery exhibits and enhanced outdoor interpretive programming. A new name – American Revolution Museum at Yorktown® – will be implemented upon completion of the project in late 2016. The original Yorktown Victory Center building, dating to 1976, was designed primarily to serve as a visitor center and has been adapted to serve evolving needs. The new plan addresses long-term exhibit, facility and operation requirements and presents an extraordinary opportunity to provide visitors a renewed perspective on the meaning and impact of the American Revolution and an exceptionally compelling experience to complement other attractions in the Yorktown-Williamsburg-Jamestown area.

The Yorktown Victory Center continues to welcome visitors throughout construction, which started in mid-2012. Early planning was funded by state appropriations and revenue generated by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the state agency that operates the Yorktown Victory Center. Building and exhibit construction and renovations to the site, including living-history areas, are funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Private donations to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., are supporting elements of gallery and outdoor exhibits and educational resources. Beginning with the dedication of a cornerstone on May 10, 2013, we invite you to take a look at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown project in progress.

Learn more about the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown:

Museum overview

Project highlights flyer

Outdoor Interpretive Areas

Support the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Museum Artifact Gallery

 

Watch a video highlighting early phases of construction of the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.