New Yorktown Museum
Transforming Yorktown Victory Center into American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
The Yorktown Victory Center is undergoing a transformation with an imposing new facility and a reconfigured site plan allowing for vibrant multimedia gallery exhibits and enhanced outdoor interpretive programming. A new name – American Revolution Museum at Yorktown® – will be implemented in Fall 2016 as the project nears completion. The 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 an expansive new gift shop and a cafe. 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.
The introductory film and exhibition galleries will debut with a preview of the new museum October 15 and 16, 2016, during the annual Yorktown Victory Celebration event marking the anniversary America’s momentous 1781 Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown.
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.
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Learn more about the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, scheduled to open in late 2016.