The African-American Soldier
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
In conjunction with the “Forgotten Soldier” special exhibition, spotlighting personal stories of African Americans on both sides of the American Revolution and their contributions toward establishing an independent nation, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown salutes “The African-American Soldier” with a special weekend event. In honor of their service across history in the United States armed forces, re-enactors representing African-American military regiments from the Revolutionary War to modern day demonstrate the varied and indispensable role of African-American soldiers in each of America’s armed conflicts. Alongside military music, hands-on history demos and enlightening lectures, explore military encampments and interact with re-enactors illustrating often overlooked stories in our nation’s military history.
About the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15-August 15), tells the story of the nation’s founding, from the twilight of the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond. Comprehensive indoor exhibits and outdoor living history capture the transformational nature and epic scale of the Revolution and its relevance today. The museum is located at 200 Water Street, in Yorktown, Virginia. Parking is free.
“The African-American Soldier” re-enactment weekend is included with 2019 museum admission is $15.00 for adults, $7.50 for ages 6 through 12, and free for children under 6. A value-priced combination ticket to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement is $26.00 for adults and $12.50 for ages 6-12. For more information about “Forgotten Soldier,” call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838.