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Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War for Independence

As the decisive victory of the American Revolution, the 1781 Siege at Yorktown is known for the use of artillery by General George Washington's Continental Army. Through interactive elements and artifact displays, this special exhibition examines American, French and British artillery used on all fronts of the American Revolution. Discover a range of topics from innovations in artillery design and

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Public Lecture: “The Paris Peace Conference of 1919”

As part of “A Diplomatic America” public lecture series at Jamestown Settlement, Edmund D. Potter will present “The Paris Peace Conference of 1919” at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 27.  Potter is an adjunct associate professor in the United States Air Force graduate program at Piedmont Virginia Community College and former historian and curator of collections at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Libra

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American Indian Intertribal Powwow

Join in a two-day celebration of song, dance and storytelling, featuring American Indian tribes. More

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Yorktown Victory Celebration

Military life and artillery firings mark the 237th anniversary of America’s momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown on October 19, 1781.  Enjoy hands-on activities, military music and re-enactors. October 19 commemorative events take place in Historic Yorktown and at Yorktown Battlefield.

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Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement

A Halloween-themed museum night for elementary-school-age children and families returns for the fifth year October 26 and 27 to Jamestown Settlement with trick-or-treating, ghostly tales, haunted ship and houses, and grisly games. The event runs 6:30 to 9 p.m. each night. Separate admission fee.

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