American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in Progress
First lecture in the new museum theater
New Areas and Amenities at Yorktown
Plans for new and revitalized outdoor interpretive areas and amenities at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are illustrated in an aerial-view video.
New building facade and flag court
A New Cupola Atop the Education Center
Brick Facing on the Building’s Exterior
The exterior of the new building is faced with brick in early summer 2014. Occupancy of the building is anticipated by early 2015.
The Start of the Earthen Berm
Work started in May 2014 on building an earthen berm, to resemble a Revolutionary War defensive work, that will separate visitor parking from museum interpretive areas. At left in the existing 1780s farm, and in the background is the new museum building.
The Frame of the Building is Finally Complete
By mid-spring 2014, the frame of the new museum building was complete, its distinctive appearance a new Yorktown landmark.
The Farmhouse Has Been Relocated
The farmhouse was relocated in the 1780s farm in mid-January 2014 to make room for the next phase of site work.
Reviewing the Virginia-made Brick Exterior
Architect Paul Westlake of Westlake Reed Leskosky visited the building site on November 5, 2013, to review selection of Virginia-made brick for the exterior. “The building should look like an artifact that has been here for hundreds of years,” Mr. Westlake said.