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There’s no time like the present for taking a step back into history. Come explore America’s beginnings at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in Virginia and immerse yourself in the 17th and 18th centuries. We have great deals and packages for families, groups, and history lovers of all ages, so come visit us at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and see for yourself that history is fun!
Jamestown Settlement is a year-round stage for the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, and features expansive gallery exhibits and an introductory film that examine the cultures of the Powhatan Indians, Europeans and Africans who converged in 17th-century Virginia, and trace Jamestown’s beginnings in England and the first century of the Virginia colony. Don’t miss the “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition, on display through January 5, 2019. Outdoors, climb aboard a re-creation of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607 (the Susan Constant and Godspeed are currently accessible to visitors), and explore life-size re-creations of the colonists’ fort and a Powhatan Indian village.
New Jamestown Settlement gallery exhibits coming in 2019: Sections of Jamestown Settlement gallery exhibits are undergoing a phased renovation to incorporate new historical research and technology, including interactive touch screens, immersive exhibits and a new multimedia experiential theater.
Explore the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown to learn the story of the nation’s founding, from the twilight of the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond. Exciting indoor galleries feature period artifacts, immersive environments, interactive exhibits and films, including “The Siege of Yorktown,” with a 180-degree surround screen and dramatic special effects. In the outdoor living-history areas, visitors can witness artillery demonstrations (daily beginning April 1), drill with wooden muskets at a re-created Continental Army encampment and explore a Revolution-era farm based on a real-life 18th-century family.
Open year-round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 15-August 15) except Christmas and New Year’s days.